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EverCare Announces New TeleHealth Program

Posted on Nov 17 2020

Newburgh, N.Y. – EverCare At Home, a non-profit organization providing Certified Home Health services in the Hudson Valley, has recently announced the addition of a new cutting-edge service: the TeleHealth Program.

EverCare at Home, a Medicare-Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA), provides quality home health care to patients who may be managing an existing condition, recovering from an injury or illness, or working to restore self-sufficiency. Through individualized care plans, EverCare professionals are able to provide healthcare services to patients in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. The TeleHealth Program is an expansion of EverCare’s existing CHHA services.

TeleHealth provides for distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions.

“The COVID-19 pandemic caused the healthcare industry to rethink healthcare delivery,” said EverCare President and CEO Sylvia McTigue. “Through TeleHealth, we are able to provide effective, virtual healthcare services necessary to monitor and quickly address the ever-changing healthcare needs and conditions of our patients.”

EverCare At Home’s new TeleHealth program seeks to provide healthcare at patients’ fingertips by providing two-way communication between the patient, the family/caregivers, and EverCare clinical staff. Through TeleHealth, EverCare professionals are able to provide more frequent assessments, education, and prompt response and intervention to potential problems.

Through TeleHealth, EverCare At Home will now be able to provide greater access to quality healthcare for an expanded number of patients in their homes, reduce re-hospitalization through education and self-management, and decrease response time to changes in condition. The program is appropriate for those who are homebound, who have suffered a recent change in health condition, or who have recently received an acute diagnosis.

“This new program is the exciting marriage of innovative technology with quality healthcare,” said EverCare Director of Patient Services Sioban Wynne. “With our new TeleHealth capabilities, EverCare will be able to implement and coordinate services to the highest efficiency for patients. This includes collaboration with area hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, primary care physicians, and direct care staff. We are excited to be on the forefront of this new, evolved level of medical care.”

In addition to TeleHealth, EverCare At Home also provides a number of additional key CHHA services, including its Fast Track Joint Replacement Rehabilitation Program; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; nutritional evaluation and planning; skilled nursing; home health aides; social work; medical supplies, equipment, and appliances; and more.

Those interested in learning more about EverCare, EverCare At Home, and the new TeleHealth Program may visit www.evercare.org.