Senior Care Connection
Hank Horton, CSA, owner of Senior Care Connection, is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), has been in the medical field for over 20 years and possesses a wealth of knowledge in Chronic Care Management, Remote Patient Monitoring, Telehealth, Home Medical Equipment Product Knowledge, Insurance Billing, and day to day operations of Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Home Health Care and other related companies.
Hank is also a caregiver having been his mothers caregiver for over 3 years. He witnessed her slip into dementia and, although he had been in home care, this did not prepare him for his caregiving role. He decided to take the certification course, the Society of Senior Certified Advisors, and successfully completed it in May of 2019.
Hank Horton – My Story
I was waiting for her primary doctor visit the next week, however I was worrying about my mom’s health. As her caregiver, I was responsible for making sure she was safe and healthy. She had a blood pressure monitor and her measurements were trending towards low. I ordered a pulse oximeter and when it arrived her Sp02 was 74%-very low! The doctor worked her in and noted her poor vital signs and that she had pitting edema in her lower legs so I rushed her to the ER and she was admitted. She spent 5 days in the hospital and was diagnosed with CHF and aspiration pneumonia.
I am convinced that had she been on a RPM program for her undiagnosed CHF her doctor would have had mechanisms in place to alert them that she may have needed a chest x-ray and that modifications in her medications were needed potentially avoiding a costly and debilitating hospital stay.
Patricia Follette in her post Mastectomy Boutique, 2015
In memory of Patricia Follette, 1931 to 2020.
“Another of our greatest generation laid to rest”