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Jenny's Story: How Telehomecare Can Impact a Patient's Quality of Life - A patient's perspective

A great article has been written by Dipti Purbhoo, Senior Director for Client Services at TC CCAC for the 'www.hospitalnews.com' site.  In the article, Dipti shares the story of Jenny, a patient who is currently enrolled in TC CCAC's Telehomecare Program.

An excerpt is included below.  For the full blog, click here.

"Like some seniors when confronted with technology, Jenny was initially apprehensive about   participating in the Telehomecare program, “I didn’t even have a computer in my home,” Jenny remarked. But after some help from the Telehomecare team Jenny is now able to check herself five days a week, “it’s so simple and it takes less than five minutes each day!” she added.

 

At one point while enrolled in the Telehomecare program, Jenny started to feel unwell. She became extremely short of breath, fatigued and was unable to go on her regular walks. Tracking her vital signs, her Telehomecare Nurse Coordinator was concerned about Jenny’s symptoms and low pulse rates and contacted Jenny’s health care providers, including her heart specialist, and advocated for Jenny to be seen and suggested that her pacemaker needed to be re-assessed.  

 

Soon after getting the attention she needed, Jenny's pulse returned to normal and she began feeling like her regular self, going out to community events and resuming her walking.  "I felt like someone had lifted something off me.  (Telehomecare) is a very good thing and really wonderful for me," she said."

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