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Home TeleHealth was designed to provide basic healthcare, monitoring, and education to patients, enabling them to remain safely at home, using telecommunication technologies to communicate directly with a nurse.

The Home TeleHealth system consists of two components: a patient station and a central station. The patient station is a small, self-contained and easy-to-use device that is installed in the patient's home. This system links directly with a central station at the main office of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. The two-way connection includes both audio and video components to facilitate a live patient visit with a nurse. Through regular telephone lines, the patient and nurse engage in virtual check-ups using medical instruments such as a telephonic stethoscope, vital sign equipment, glucose meter, pulse oximeter and digital scale. The peripheral equipment connects to the patient station and readings are downloaded to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County where a nurse monitors the patient's progress, assesses his or her condition and make recommendations for the patient's care plan.

The use of Home TeleHealth has resulted in a reduction in anxiety among patients, fewer hospitalizations and a decreased number of visits to the Emergency Room. Patients report having greater peace-of-mind with Home TeleHealth. Knowing that a nurse is readily available to check on them eases the patient's anguish about their medical condition and gives them an added feeling of control over their situation.

Serving the Connecticut communities of Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Southport, Stamford, Weston, Westport & Wilton