(888) 930-WELL

Home Health Blog

Eliminating the Care Gap — Full Support Right Out of the Hospital

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Dec 18, 2015 11:30:56 AM

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue

For one Residential Home Health patient, the Residential Nurse Alert personal emergency response system was there for him the day he came home.

The purpose of hospital care is to treat. For those in need of specialized, high-level care, hospitals are designed to carefully monitor progress, keeping its patients stable with teams of expert practitioners and carefully coordinated regimens. When hospital care succeeds, that means the patient is well enough to leave, preferably for the comforts of home. But back at home, without that support system (and often with new medications and/or careful instructions to follow), taking on the responsibilities of care can be an abrupt transition.

This is why the purpose of home health care is to educate and empower, allowing patients to manage their conditions and stay safe and well at home. One Residential Home Health patient felt out of his depth just hours after discharge, but he didn’t have to wait for support. Read on to learn how simply pushing a button led to all the care and assurance he needed, starting right out of the hospital.

Read More

Topics: Real World Stories, Diabetes, Residential Nurse Alert

Outside Looking In: Expert Help to Spot a Troubling Pattern

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Oct 6, 2015 4:44:55 PM

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue

Residential Nurse Alert to the rescue.Each of us receives care from a multitude of people and places. Primary care physicians, specialists, surgeons, nurses, therapists, caregivers, and aides may treat different disease states in different areas of the body, possibly at different times. We might be tended to at home, in the doctor’s office, in an emergency department or hospital setting, in a rehab facility, or anywhere, in any combination. Often, we’re receiving specific treatment in light of a specific issue or episode. But sometimes, what appears to be an isolated incident — when viewed as part of our larger health picture — may actually be part of a pattern.

Efforts to centralize health information and communicate among providers are aimed at catching these kinds of warning signs before they become a larger problem. For example, Residential Home Health clinicians follow up with their patients’ primary physician and other care providers, working together to track progress and avoid missteps in disease management or recovery. And for one repeat Residential Home Health patient, using the Residential Nurse Alert emergency response system was instrumental in identifying a worrisome pattern.

Read More

Topics: Fall Prevention, Real World Stories, Residential Nurse Alert

Correct the Unexpected — Full Assistance for an Unfamiliar Condition

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Aug 15, 2015 10:45:00 AM

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue

When learning a new care routine, we might overlook some details. Residential Nurse Alert helped one patient course-correct when supplies ran low.A new diagnosis or medical challenge is often a time of adjustments big and small. Added instructions, medications, information, and routines can be hard to grasp. During this adjustment period, it’s easy for something to fall through the cracks — especially a minor detail.

For one Residential Home Health patient, a new medical device was proving to be a source of upset. But even as she worried it was all too much to handle, she had a support system in place. Learn how the Residential Nurse Alert personal emergency response system helped to meet a pressing need and also paved the way for more expert care and teaching.

Read More

Topics: Real World Stories, Residential Nurse Alert

Hands-on Assistance and Remote Advice — A Tale of Two Alerts

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Jul 18, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue

One patient demonstrated that Residential Nurse Alert can truly be used for ‘Anything,’ including on-site help and two-way audio counseling.Part of Residential Home Health’s commitment to promoting safe and healthy aging in place, and staying out of the hospital, is working to ensure that patients can have ready access in case a concern or emergency arises. This is why the exclusive Residential Nurse Alert mobile personal emergency response system promotes Anytime-Anywhere-Anything assistance for patients who elect this service. While ‘Anytime’ and ‘Anywhere’ ensure that access is broad and convenient no matter what, the final ‘Anything’ is a standout feature in itself. In an emergency, such as a fall or injury, Residential Nurse Alert enables a swift, appropriate response to the situation. But even if the issue is not quite so distressing, such as a curious new symptom or a question for one’s physician, it receives the same prompt attention and follow-through with the press of a button.

The enormity of that ‘Anything’ was particularly apparent for one Residential Home Health patient, who in a single day used Residential Nurse Alert for two vastly different types of assistance. Read on to learn how he benefitted not only from physical care on-site in his home, but also from sound health advice in an instructive audio consultation.

Read More

Topics: Fall Prevention, Real World Stories, Diabetes, Residential Nurse Alert

Expert Attention, New Resources, and Coordination in One Simple Button

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Jun 13, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue

Learn how Residential Nurse Alert helped one patient get the right assistance immediately and also set him on a path for focused follow-up care.Even when patients recognize they need help, that doesn’t mean they know exactly what to ask for. Nobody is an expert when facing a new health care challenge; this is why investigating, asking questions, and getting advice from well-versed professionals is so beneficial. But if something arises suddenly, such as a fall in the home, patients may not know what to request — they only know that help is needed. Savvy patients and caregivers find someone to turn to who does know what assistance to seek, and can help them get it.

One patient had previously trusted his care to Residential, so when he began a new plan of care with his Residential Home Health Care Team, he didn’t expect to discover an unanticipated benefit. Read on to learn how Residential Nurse Alert responded swiftly to connect him to the service he needed, and how the patient’s care team used the incident to thoroughly inform their follow-up care.

Read More

Topics: Fall Prevention, Real World Stories, Medication Management, Residential Nurse Alert