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Is Telehealth the Future of Home Health & Hospice?

With the ongoing pandemic that has affected just about every aspect of our lives, serious questions about the impact and potential of telehealth services have begun to arise. While it still stands to be determined whether telehealth is the future of home health services, we know that it’s an effective treatment tool that can enhance in-person care with substantial benefits. Phoenix Home Care and Hospice explores this in today’s blog. 

Is telehealth effective?

Research shows that telehealth for home health and hospice is highly effective. The success of a telehealth program is directly related to the patient’s adherence to the program and his or her willingness to be an active participant in interventions like video conferences.

For example, if a patient is willing to report symptoms accurately and regularly attend video sessions with care providers, telehealth for home health services is likely to be an effective way to treat him or her. That said, it should still accompany in-person treatment for the best results.

What are the benefits of telehealth for home health and hospice?

There are many great benefits to using telehealth for home health services. Using telehealth services can enhance treatment in the following ways:

  • Improving the patient/provider relationship: Telehealth services can provide additional feelings of support and connectivity to home health care professionals
  • Increasing access to essential care: Patients who live in remote locations face significant barriers if they have to travel to see a care provider. When it is medically appropriate, telehealth services can reduce the need to travel and ease the financial burdens associated with treatment.
  • Empowering patients: Patients who participate in telehealth services are encouraged to play an active role in their care by self-reporting symptoms and working with the care provider to make healthy changes to the home environment.
  • Less exposure to COVID-19: While the global pandemic continues and patients are still receiving their vaccinations, telehealth can provide essential home health care services without increasing a patient’s exposure to COVID-19.

How can I get home health and hospice care today? 

At Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, we provide the best home health care possible. Our staff is a group of compassionate and experienced professionals who are constantly seeking ways to improve and enhance your loved one’s care. If you’re searching for ways to help your loved one heal, contact Phoenix Home Care & Hospice today for more details on how we can help.

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