Home Health Monitoring: How Does It Work?

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November 22, 2022

Nue Life

Nue Life
5 MIN READ

You might be familiar with telehealth appointments, but what about home health monitoring? Did you know you can check important medical markers and vital signs from the comfort of your own home?

Today, we will explore how home health monitoring works. Read on to learn more about what this is, what monitoring devices healthcare providers recommend, and different types of home health monitoring.

What Is Health Monitoring?

Home health monitoring, also known as remote patient monitoring, is just as the phrase implies — it is when you monitor your health from the comfort of your own home.

Monitoring occurs through medical devices, like a blood pressure monitor or glucose monitor, to measure vital signs and other health markers and indicators. Telehealth communication platforms may also be used to discuss results and treatment plans with clinicians.

At-home monitoring can help patients gain beneficial insights by providing a more accurate depiction of a patient’s health as they go about their normal routines.  

What Is a Health Monitoring Device?

A health monitoring device is a piece of remote technology that has the ability to record and sometimes analyze health data. This data can include vital signs such as temperature, respiratory rate, and heart rate, as well as blood pressure. Data can also include a log of your physical activity and movement throughout the day.

The health monitoring device records your health data and then electronically transmits it to your healthcare provider for better analysis.

What Are the Benefits of Home Health Monitoring?

Remote patient monitoring devices can be particularly helpful if you have a chronic condition. The device can help save you trips to the clinic or doctor’s office to meet with your care team, which not only reduces medical bills but also lowers your exposure and lessens your risk for infection.

What Are Some Types of Home Health Monitoring?

What type of home health monitoring system you receive depends on your medical condition and the care plan your healthcare provider recommends. Let’s explore a few common home health monitoring types below.

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure home health monitoring devices check your blood pressure and send the results in real time to your healthcare provider. If you have high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, heart failure, or kidney dysfunction, your doctor might recommend that you more closely and frequently monitor your blood pressure at home.

Glucose

Home health monitoring for blood glucose levels usually involves a glucometer, which can check your levels if you apply a small drop of blood on a test strip and feed it to the meter. If you have diabetes, you will likely use it many times throughout the day to manage your glucose levels.

Blood Oxygen

A pulse oximeter is a small device that clips onto your finger to read your blood oxygen levels, which are how much oxygen is moving throughout your red blood cells.

If you have pneumonia, asthma, or any chronic lung condition, your provider or caregiver can monitor changes in your lung functions with patient data from at-home blood oxygen tests.

Heart Rate

A pulse oximeter will also record your pulse or heart rate. Additionally, an ECG will monitor your heart’s function so your healthcare provider can help you manage health issues or chronic diseases such as cardiac conditions.

At-Home Care With Nue Life

Another type of monitoring you can receive is for your mental health, and it involves at-home treatment, monitoring, and follow-up with our experts. At-home care for mental health is particularly useful if you struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or other mental health conditions such as ADHD.

If you struggle with mental health, consider Nue Life for at-home care. Nue Life works to provide our patients with oral ketamine treatment for depression that can be taken where you live. Ketamine therapy with Nue Life can help you establish new neural pathways from your own home where you feel most safe and comfortable.

We also offer our Nue Care aftercare program that incorporates AI and habit-tracking methods to help you monitor your own progress during your wellness journey.

The Bottom Line

Home health monitoring is an efficient way to track important health markers and vital signs from your home. At-home monitoring uses a remote technology device to record your data and sends tracked data in real time to your healthcare provider.

You can consider at-home health monitoring for many different medical conditions, including heart disease, respiratory diagnoses, and diabetes. Home health monitoring can track markers such as respiratory rate, heart rate, glucose levels, and blood pressure.

Home health monitoring is also beneficial if you struggle with your mental health. Consider at-home ketamine therapy to address your depression or other mental health struggles from the comfort of your own home.

Treatment at Nue Life

Nue Life believes in holistic treatment, which means that what happens before and after your ketamine experience is equally as important as the experience itself. We want to ensure you have meaningful takeaways from your experiences and help you establish positive new neural pathways.

That’s why we provide one-on-one health coaching and integration group sessions with each of our programs. We’re here to help map out the mind and body connections in your brain and help you discover the insights that lead to true healing.

Sources:

Review article Smart homes and home health monitoring technologies for older adults: A systematic review | Science Direct

Health monitoring in the home of the future | IEEE Journals & Magazine

A framework for context-aware home-health monitoring | International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems

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