Telehealth Home Monitoring with LiveBetter

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LiveBetter Telehealth Home Monitoring Services provide ongoing, remote vital signs monitoring for people with chronic health conditions, carers, people with a disability and older community members. The service is simple to use, privacy protected, undertaken in your own home and portable.

What is Telehealth Home Monitoring? 

Telehealth is a way of monitoring your vital signs, using easy-to-use technology that we install in your home. The information is securely transmitted to a monitoring centre where a Registered Nurse will assess your results and alert you and a Clinician if any of the readings are outside of the expected range.

What can Telehealth monitor? 

  • Weight variations
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar readings
  • Oxygen levels
  • Heart rate
  • Temperature
  • Health surveys
  • And can provide a variety of educational tools to assist with ongoing self-care strategies.

Problems Telehealth are facing:

  • 87% of people over 65 and over have at least 1 of the 8 chronic diseases
  • Roughly 40% of “preventable” hospitalisations in 2013-14 were due to chronic disease
  • 73% of deaths in 2013 were due to chronic diseases

Their goals are:

  • Reduction in admissions and readmissions to hospital
  • Enabling patients and carers to remain in their homes via increased clinical and social support
  • Improve Health and Quality and Life Outcomes
  • Work with sustainable funding that is supported by economies of scale.

There are 8 classifications of chronic disease – however for LiveBetter’s Telehealth they are predominately focusing on:

  • Cardiovascular Disease: e.g. Hypertension, Heart Failure
  • Diabetes – Type 2 Diabetes
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD / Emphysema
  • Renal Failure
  • Obesity
  • Scope to focus on indigenous communities – living in regional, rural and remote Australia

Who can access telehealth home monitoring with LiveBetter?

  • The service is available to anyone.
  • However we are using this as a core service for Home Care Package Recipients – Level 2, 3 & 4 have sufficient funds to support home monitoring.
  • We are also seeing some NDIA Customers use their “Core Supports” as a way of funding Telehealth Home Monitoring.
  • Telehealth is boundaryless. It can be taken on holidays and as long as they have 4G/3G or NBN reception the transmission of data with work.

Ron’s Story

Here’s an explainer of the LiveBetter’s Telehealth

For more information about Telehealth, head to LiveBetter’s website


Ben Chiarella, Area Manager Aged & Community Services (Central West & Orana) & Telehealth Lead

Phone 02 6311 2450 or email [email protected]

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