What Is Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)?

Remote Patient Monitoring is often shortened to the acronym – RPM. It may also be known as Remote Patient Management. RPM can be thought of as electronic caregiver services that is focused on the monitoring of medical conditions.

Basically, RPM uses digital technologies to collect medical and other forms of health data from individuals in one location and electronically transmit that information securely to health care providers in a different location for assessment and recommendations.

Remote patient management is about moving healthcare out of the traditional office setting and into the home where a patient’s health condition(s) can be monitored 24/7.

Telehealth for Monitoring Activities of Daily Living

Another use for telehealth technology is for the monitoring of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) of elderly people to improve quality of life and proactively monitor health conditions. This type of monitoring is know as Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS).

Learn more about Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) – LEARN MORE


Source: AgeWise Colorado Contributor

Additional Resources

Contact your local Area Agency on Aging and 2-1-1 and they may know of additional resources on this topic.

Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
An Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a public nonprofit agency designated by a state to address the needs and concerns of all older persons at the regional and local levels. AAAs are primarily responsible for a geographic area, also known as a planning and service area (PSA), that is either a city, a single county, or a multi-county district. AAAs coordinate and offer services that help older adults remain in their homes, if that is their preference, aided by services such as home-delivered meals, homemaker assistance, and whatever else it may take to make independent living a viable option.
Find your local AAA by visiting their website or calling 1-800-677-1116.
Website: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

2-1-1 Colorado
2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community. Dial 2-1-1 from your phone or visit their website.
Website: https://www.211colorado.org/

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