West Georgia Home Care at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center helps patients manage their health needs in their own home using the Telehealth system, which monitors vital health signs, such as blood pressure. These readings are automatically transmitted to a West Georgia Home Care staff member, who can monitor the health vital signs and make decisions about potential interventions. This can help eliminate repeated visits to the doctor or the emergency room to help manage the condition.
Telehealth is particularly helpful in managing chronic conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), Diabetes and Epilepsy. Telehealth enables individuals to take more control over their own health condition and alerts West Georgia Home Care staff to any changes that require immediate attention.