Telemedicine opens doors for Personal Care Aides

“Through the mobile device, we can really put the home care aide on the health care team”, says Addus president and CEO Mark Heaney said in their latest press release.

In New York and Illinois PCAs are learning to use cell phones and other mobile devices to transmit vital data between the home care environment and health care facilities.

CertifiedCare offers telemedicine as part of their Personal Care Aide certification program.

Aetna Better Health of Illinois and Addus Home Care have launched a Personal Care pilot study integrating home and community-based services with case management practices.


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