Everywhere you look, it seems like technology has infiltrated just about every part of our lives. Like it or not, there are significant benefits and improvements in every day life due to the continual growth in the technology field.
As our mission states, the iCare Home Health services team is committed to delivering the best in class personalized home health care services, empowering Canadians to live independently in their own homes, and improving the quality of life for our clients and their families. And so, we too are embracing the benefits of technology and using them to better meet our client’s needs. From safe medication management, nurse at home care to any of the other services we offer at iCare Home Health, we are leading the home health industry by exploring innovative ways to promote prevention of critical health events rather than treatment after it too late.
iCare Home Health is pleased to launch Health Espresso, an App is designed to empower individuals and family home health care providers by giving them a tool to manage their loved ones health. With features such as audio reminders for medication dosage timing, real time tracking for body readings and much more, health espresso leverages technology to help seniors and people with disabilities to safely access their medication. Its secondary user feature to, help family members and professionals that provide nurse at home care with a tool they can rely on. Health espresso is a cross platform app and is available for both Apple and Android mobile devices in addition to desktop computers.
In addition to developments like the iCare Home Health, health espresso, medical and health care professionals are being introduced to several apps for health that are designed to improve patient care hospital to home transition and recovery.
How else can iCare Home Health clients use technology advances to their benefit? Let’s take a look at some of the biggest changes to the health care field:
- Improved Data: Wearable, bio-sensors and Bluetooth connected devices provide real time information on patient recovery and reaction to treatment and medications.
- Improved Patient Care: Patient Centred circle of care connect all professionals and caregivers overseeing the recovery of an individual for better communication and improved results tracking of an individual’s health. For example, results of blood work and tests are now recorded and filed electronically which results in fewer errors. As a bi-product, it also creates a database of records that helps researchers compile information that can better study trends and causes of conditions and illnesses.
- Improved Resources: Technology advancements have given us new equipment, tools, medicines and treatment options that improve the chance of recovery.
- Improved Access: Not only are doctors easier to reach but patients can be empowered by reading about treatment options, studies and information on their own medical conditions. Patients can even access their own test results online instead of having to wait to see their medical professional.
While fast evolving apps for health will continue to provide us with some amazing tools and resources in the years to come. We also know that technology cannot replace the compassion of a caring
Caregiver, person to person contact and the social, mental and physical stimulation provided by our loving team members. iCare Home Health offers many programs for people with disabilities, seniors and folks recovering from medical procedures at home such as friend at home, Alzheimer and dementia care at home, Personal Support at Home (PSW), nurse at home, and many others in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Mississauga and Toronto area. For a free at home assessment of your homehealth agency needs, Contact us today to find out more about our services.