We deliver hospice services in patients home through Smart Presence Systems. By using this technology, friends, family, and hospice care teams can effectively increase their engagement with their patients and loved ones from miles away. Telepresence Devices make it possible to deliver an immersive communication experience everywhere normal conversations take place.
Remote TeleHospice, the newest frontier of TeleHealth care delivery. TeleHospice can deliver some of the usual hospice services now provided in patients’ homes by usual hospice team members but now does so by using Telepresence Device technology. An example of TeleHospice delivery could involve off-site remote presence to contact the patient and further coordinate caregiver services. This approach provides real time patient interaction while creating a more efficient delivery method.
TeleHospice is NOT mechanizing the home hospice process – so that the “usual” in-person care is somehow mechanized and delivered in an automated way. Instead, it’s meeting usual hospice needs differently and more efficiently. The real live nurse is working with the tool and with the caregiver as if she is actually there, being able to move The Double in a 360 degree direction. In addition to nurses and caregivers, family members and close friends can have an intimate conversation whether it’s at bedside or simply being able to communicate with their loves ones more in this emotionally trying chapter of their lives.
By using this “remote” or “virtual” intervention, nurses and others on the hospice care team can significantly increase their contact level with their patients and the patients’ caregivers and as a result, increase everyone’s comfort level as well security.
More and more of this type of contact will be a hospice care delivery necessity, in fact, as this century progresses. We need only to familiarize ourselves with this country’s impending healthcare staffing shortages in hospice, as indeed in all of the healthcare system to appreciate the real need to identify and develop alternatives to conventional care service delivery.
In addition, there is the need to care for burgeoning numbers of elderly patients who are now entering hospice and often at late stages of their lives and disease states than patients in past decades. As a result, there are many more patients in today’s hospice.