Monitoring individuals’ health from home

Technology Enabled Care

Telehealth is technology to help individuals monitor their health from the convenience of their home. It adds to the care already offered by GP’s/nurses and specialists.

Patients will be provided with equipment such as electronic sensors which will monitor levels of activity, blood pressure and oxygen readings. The readings will automatically be submitted to their health professional through an APP on a mobile phone or tablet.

Telehealth is one technology which is being rolled out across the Hywel Dda UHB region. Along with video consultations, text messages, questionnaires etc, telehealth provides individuals with all they need to manage their own health.

 

 

Wearable technology for falls prevention

Measure more, live safer

To assist in preventing falls and identify other risks, we use a telehealth wearable device to collect information associated with frailty and risk of falling.

One of the devices to help us identify these risks is a simple watch which monitors an individual’s daytime activity, sleep pattern and mobility to see if they need any additional support.

A wearable device is one technology which is being rolled out across the Hywel Dda UHB region. Along with video consultations, text messages, questionnaires etc, telehealth will provide individuals with all they need to manage their own health. 

How can telehealth help individuals manage their own care?

Telehealth will become a common feature of care and support to patients across west Wales. It will give individuals and healthcare professionals a number of benefits, such as:

  • The ability to pick up any health issues at the earliest opportunity
  • Reducing the need to attend outpatient appointments
  • Providing regular communication with health professionals via text messaging and video consultation

What Telehealth support is available?

There is a wide range of different technology equipment available to support individual’s specific needs. Equipment will be provided and installed by telecare monitoring service Delta Wellbeing. You can contact the team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 

0300 333 2222.

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