Kieran is 51 years old and has numerous chronic conditions to manage, including diabetes, renal failure, dilated cardiomyopathy and chronic heart failure. His conditions have had a significant impact on his physical and mental health, as well as his ability to function day-to-day.
Denis is 72 years old, lives alone and has Chronic Heart Failure with some surgical interventions. Denis has been a very heavy smoker for many years. He has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and Emphysema. Denis also needs to manage his weight. Denis is managing his medication well and compliance is good.
LifeLink Telehealth enables the reliable collection and secure transmission of your vital signs and related health information to a secure website. The data is accessed securely by clinical health professionals to help early intervention and informed decision-making about your health and well-being.
LifeLink Telehealth is designed to support those living with single or multiple long term conditions. You become an active participant in your health care due to the immediacy of changes in your vital signs resulting from modifications to your medication, diet, exercise or other lifestyle factors. Telehealth can help you to live independently and to better understand your condition, therefore improving your health and lifestyle.
The LifeLink Telehealth monitor is very easy to use, and the medical peripherals are widely used brand-name devices, which include weighing scales, blood pressure monitors, blood glucose monitors, thermometers and pulse oximeters.
The Telehealth monitor along with various health peripherals are installed in your home. At an agreed time the monitor signals that it is time for you to take your vital signs and answer symptomatic health questions – this is called the health interview. The monitor then guides you, using its clear text display and audio announcements, through a series of measurements and health related questions that have been customised to meet your individual monitoring needs.
You take each vital sign measurement in turn using the appropriate medical device. You then respond to a series of health questions by pressing buttons underneath the screen. Depending upon the answers provided, the monitor may ask additional questions to symptomatic information
This information is automatically sent to LifeLink Telehealth’s clinical nurse who monitors the readings via a secure website and liaises with you and/or your GP or health representative if necessary.
If you fail to send data or if any of your vitals fall outside the pre-set limits, the system provides clear alerts to the clinical nurse requiring immediate investigation. Significant issues can be escalated to clinical teams and email and SMS alerts can be provided.
There are two models of Telehealth monitors available. They are functionally identical, and differ only in their method of communicating vitals and interview responses to the central Clinical Software application. The preferred method is via the mobile phone network (GPRS), however if a suitable mobile service is not available, your home landline is used.
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LifeLink Telehealth is designed to support individuals who:
LifeLink Telehealth is not an emergency alert system. LifeLink has other products and services which can meet this need. Click thru to Telecare Page.
If you meet the typical profile and it is envisaged that you will benefit from LifeLink Telehealth in the home, the following steps are taken:
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