Home Health Monitoring
Keystone InTouch is a flexible and inexpensive way to ensure your loved one stays healthy, active and comfortable at home through home health monitoring technology. Working in conjunction with our visiting nurse case managers, our systems provide up-to-date, accurate health status information that permits independence, yet enables timely interventions should something change.
Many insurance plans will cover some or all of the cost for these services. We are also approved participants in the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Aging Waiver Program, which covers these services. For more on the state waiver program for adults over 60, please click here.
Flexible programs for managing health at home
Keystone InTouch keeps track of patients’ health in the comfort of the home, using a combination of home health monitoring technology, communication devices and staff contact. Our staff monitors key information such as activity, vital signs and adherence to medication, while giving our patients their dignity and privacy.
The Disease Management Program monitors vital signs with the use of a wireless modem that connects to a patient’s glucose meter, blood pressure cuff, weight scale, and pulse oximeter. Readings are securely transmitted to a home nurse case manager for monitoring in between routine visits.
Keystone InTouch costs just a fraction of traditional medical interventions and can be implemented independently or in combination with other services. No matter what home monitoring program you choose for your loved one, you can be at peace knowing that compassionate, highly competent medical personnel are closely in touch with his or her health.
Available Equipment through Keystone InTouch
Vital Signs Monitoring-Wireless blood pressure cuffs, pulse oximeters, weight scales, and glucometers that collect vital signs and triggers alerts when readings exceed boundaries.
Medication Management- Devices that either simply remind patients to take medications or actually dispense pills based on a schedule established by the patient’s nurse and physician.
Passive Monitoring- A variety of unobtrusive sensors that are installed throughout the home, which can help improve a patient’s safety by reporting when a stove may have been left on, a door is left open, water has spill on the floor, or when a fall may have occurred. Clinical intervention is also enhanced by the detection of prodromal symptoms that exhibit themselves through deviation from routine sleep patterns, behavior, bathroom usage, and nutrition.
Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)- A speakerphone-like device that allows a patient to call for help by pressing a button they either wear as a necklace pendant or wrist watch when a safety or medical emergency occurs. More advanced models are completely self-contained in the form of a cellular enabled GPS wrist watch, which can call for help from anywhere a cellular signal can be obtained, alert a caregiver when a cognitively impaired patients wanders outside of an established geo-fence, and help eme0rgency responders quickly locate a lost patient.