Helping you stay healthy from the comfort of home
For home care and hospice patients, St. Luke's offers home telemonitoring technology. This allows St. Luke's medical staff to monitor you if you no longer require hospitalization, but could benefit from close observation after leaving the hospital.
How Home Telemonitoring Works
A monitoring unit is placed in the home that will measure your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels and weight each day. A voice prompt provides instruction at the appropriate time each day on what you will need to do, and results are sent to St. Luke's. A nurse then reviews the information and will provide follow up as needed. No computer skills are required, and a nurse will make sure you understand how to use the equipment.
Candidates for Home Telemonitoring
If you qualify for skilled home health care, this service is included as a benefit. St. Luke's Home Care can help you determine if you meet eligibility for this monitoring. For a daily fee, home telemonitoring is available for patients no longer eligible for Medicare-covered home health service. Home telemonitoring is also available to patients who have never had skilled home health services, on a private-pay basis.
Home telemonitoring technology is funded, in part, by a grant from St. Luke's Foundation.