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2013-12-05 at 17:14

Tele Home Care program arrives to Northern Ontario

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Thunder Bay has become the first city in Northern Ontario to bring a Tele Home Care program into action.

This will be the fifth such program in all of Ontario.

The program is being run by the Northwest Community Care Access Centre. It provides patients with chronic conditions the option of receiving medical attention at home, without having to visit a hospital.

Using a simple device that's loaned to patients in the program, they can wake up in the morning and run simple tests themselves. 

Then a registered nurse will review the results and provide remote monitoring and health coaching sessions.

The program has been running for four weeks and already has 12 of their 160 spots filled.

(Thunder Bay Television)

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unknowncronik says:
Hope they grow fast & can fill more than 160 slots in the future!!!
12/5/2013 6:49:21 PM
iceman says:
That is a great way to use technology to improve our lives
12/6/2013 8:49:12 AM
pc says:
It sounds good on paper. The problem is in the skill involved by the health care workers and the patient themselves.
I do hope they provide the training needed and it is a success as I will probably be one of the people on the program in a few short years. I like many others would prefer to stay in my own home and if this makes it possible for others to do so I am all for it.
12/6/2013 2:40:40 PM
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