Service helps patients self-manage their health

Island Health’s Home Health Monitoring service supports patients to self-manage heart health.

  • Mar. 17, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Island Health’s Home Health Monitoring service supports patients to self-manage heart health.

Close to 300 South and Central Vancouver Island residents have used the free service that helps detect problems early, enhances quality of life, improves health outcomes and reduces hospital admissions.

“Home Health Monitoring gives patients the confidence they need to self-manage their health from their own homes,” said Island Health Telehealth Specialist Lisa Saffarek.

“It enables us to be more proactive in detecting changes in a patient’s condition. We can work with the patient and the care team to prevent urgent visits to physician offices or the emergency department.”

Saffarek said of the patients who have made use of the service, 100 per cent would recommend it to others. The overall satisfaction rate is 98 per cent. “What this program is really about is the connection that is built between the patient and the Home Health Monitoring nurse,” she said.

 

Oak Bay patients interested in the free service can call the local Home Health Monitoring office at 250-388-2273 or discuss with their nurse while in hospital, or their physician or nurse practitioner.

 

 

Just Posted

Study moves Oak Bay closer to contraceptive control for problem deer

The report says between 78 and 128 black tail deer live in the affluent beach-side community

Two missing Victoria children found safe

VicPD responded to two separate missing children calls Tuesday

Chim Chim Cher‑ee! Mary Poppins is coming to Oak Bay High

Mary Poppins opens Friday, Feb. 22, at the Dave Dunnet theatre

Report estimates 100 deer call Oak Bay home

The population could be between 72 and 128 deer

Vancouver measles outbreak prompts vaccine vigilance on Island

Island health authorities push measles vaccinations - and not just for kids

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of Feb. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

Police seize bottles of grapefruit vodka from wanted man’s snow-pants

The men were pushing two shopping carts with a woman inside

Tonight’s sporting event costs more than the Super Bowl, and Obama is going

Tickets are going for more than $4,000 to watch the Duke - North Carolina basketball game

CRTC report finds ‘misleading, aggressive’ sales tactics used by telecom industry

Report recommends measures to make a fairer situation for consumers

Most Read