Home Care Technology
Maintaining the highest level of independent living is a key goal for many individuals whether they are recovering from an illness, living with a chronic disease, or aging in place. Environmental barriers in and outside the home are often critical deterrents to maintaining that independence. Modern technology is producing medications and systems that allow our citizens to live longer healthier lives. Technology can bring services to individuals, rather than the individual to services.
Technological advances have also facilitated the expansion of home care. Intravenous infusion technology, radiography, ultrasound, feeding pumps, ventilators, pulse oximeters, hand-held blood analysis devices, and other technologically advanced devices, once found only in the hospital, are now relatively commonplace in the home and expand the capabilities of home care and the ability of the house call physician to provide quality care in the home.