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 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 a debilitating hospital stay could have been avoided if she had the technology in place that is now available. Her vitals that were transmitted from the blood pressure cuff and a pulse oximeter to her doctor through Remote Patient Monitoring could have alerted her doctor to come in for a chest x-ray, the caregiver app I was monitoring would alert me that there was a problem, and other home smart technology could have helped her to better age in place.
Patricia Follette in her post Mastectomy Boutique, 2015
In memory of Patricia Follette, 1931 to 2020.
“Another of our greatest generation laid to rest”