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How Home Respiratory Equipment Improves Health Care Case Management

As the formal health care system becomes increasingly stressed, doctors tend to release patients from hospitals and other health inpatient care facilities to home-based care. To make the shift successful, professional caregivers are embracing the use of a variety of technologies to better manage home-based healthcare.

Technologies such as home respiratory equipment provide support not only for care related to chronic and acute medical conditions but also for lifestyle choices and disease prevention. At Brotherston Homecare, we provide the latest respiratory technology to help physicians provide care and monitoring for their patients in the comfort of their homes.

Our experienced clinical staff provides complete setup, patient education, follow-up, and 24/7 support for respiratory and monitoring equipment. As a health care case manager, you will have peace of mind knowing that we will follow the patient’s progress and forward the information to the doctors caring for them.
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How Healthcare Case Managers Benefit from Home Respiratory Equipment

Hospital case Manager
As a hospital case manager, your primary goal is to ensure that your patients are admitted and transitioned to the right level of care, get an effective treatment plan, and have access to the prescribed treatment during their stay.

But since inpatient facilities have increasingly become stressed, a better alternative is to prescribe home-based care provided the patient maintains access to high-quality monitoring and respiratory therapy.

Our home respiratory equipment and monitoring systems ensure that patients have easy access to quality healthcare in a non-clinical environment. Overall, here is how you and your patients can benefit from home respiratory equipment:

1: Easy Access to Real-time Patient Data
Our remote monitoring program can save thousands of dollars per patient by relaying current ventilator information about the patient. The monitors can measure pulse, oxygen saturation, and other vital signs as needed for your patient.As a case manager, you can rest easy knowing that we can remotely identify and correct changes or problems, contact the patient’s doctor or send an RT to the patient’s home to further evaluate and correct problems. The daily data also provides reassurance and encouragement to patients for the various efforts they are making to improve their health.

2: Transparency in Sharing Patient Information
One common drawback of telephonic case management is that you are limited to information from doctor’s visits and the most recent symptoms that your patient reports. Unfortunately, patients might gloss over some symptoms or be reluctant to report them. With our remote monitoring devices, you can receive objective data, giving a true story of the patient’s health changes.

3: Save Costs
According to a recent study, remote monitoring with home respiratory equipment and other critical ancillaries saves each patient up to $8,375 in costs over a one-year period. The study highlighted numerous case studies, including a 75-year-old man who was diagnosed with hypertension, heart failure, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

4: Prevention of Secondary Infections
Patients with conditions such as COPD or Respiratory Failure often experience lung function deterioration, making them unable or unwilling to leave home. If they do, environmental factors such as pollution or pollen can make it harder for them to breathe. Some ailing seniors also struggle to get around on their own, and excessive walking can result in severely labored breathing.
By utilizing our home respiratory equipment, patients can have adequate rest and lower their risk of contracting various secondary infections that could reverse the gains made in their treatment plan.

5: Improved Patient Happiness and Wellbeing
Home respiratory equipment helps patients feel so much more in control since they understand that someone will be ready to give immediate feedback when they’re veering in the wrong direction. Most patients love to get transparent feedback about how their activities and diets are impacting their health. Moreover, positive daily actions will result in positive health outcomes.

More importantly, home respiratory equipment will improve the overall happiness and well-being of your patients. Like most Americans, patients suffering from heart complications or respiratory illnesses such as respiratory failure value the freedom to receive treatment in the comfort and privacy of their homes.

This is especially true for patients who live in remote or underserved areas who may have difficulty getting reliable transportation. According to one study, more than 3.6 million Americans miss medical appointments due to lack of transportation, and most of them are oxygen patients. Having home respiratory equipment can help reduce deaths associated with lack of transportation and save lives.

Brotherston Homecare Can Help!

At Brotherston Homecare, we provide a wide variety of home Respiratory Equipment to make remote monitoring efficient and hassle-free. Whether it’s a ventilator, oxygen, monitoring devices, or other accessories that your patient needs to be cared for at home, we’ve got you covered. Our experienced high-tech specialists are constantly evaluating new equipment that will help every patient receive a greater quality of life at home. Contact us today to begin the conversation with one of our knowledgeable consultants!