We are very fortunate here on Bowen to have the Community Paramedicine Service.
In addition to visiting patients in their own homes and providing community education, they are now offering a new service - home health monitoring.
Community Paramedicine Home Health Monitoring is a service to support primarily older adults living with chronic diseases such as COPD, heart failure or diabetes.
Home health monitoring is an advanced tool to aid community paramedics in helping patients improve self-management of their condition from the comfort of their own home.
Easy-to-use equipment is provided at no cost through a partnership with Telus Health and is delivered to the patient’s home by the community paramedic who will explain and demonstrate the system.
Typical equipment consists of a tablet computer, weigh scale, blood pressure monitor and education binder.
Once it’s set up, the tablet will prompt the patient to take measurements, perform activities or answer questions on a daily basis. The system will automatically send the results to the community paramedic for review and the community paramedic will check in with the patient on a regular schedule to review the results.
To join the program patients need to be referred by their doctor or community case manager
As another addition to our services, starting November 6 and on the first Tuesday of every month, the community paramedics will host a wellness clinic from 10 a.m. to noon at the Caring Circle beside Cove Commons. This clinic will provide basic services such as blood pressure and vital signs assessment, information about health conditions or medications and assessment of minor ailments. No appointments are necessary as it will be a first come first served basis.