Telehealth care enables us to monitor, evaluate and educate acutely and chronically ill patients between regularly scheduled nurse visits. Clinical information is monitored by nurses 7 days a week while the patient stays where they belong, at home. This technology is ideal for CHF, COPD, hypertension and monitoring patients with other complex diagnoses. Anchor’s nurses receive daily information on the patient, allowing us to provide timely intervention when needed. This improves patient care outcomes as it:
- Reduces ER visits
- Reduces hospital re-admissions
- Improves quality of life
- Enhances patient compliance (and helps patients understand health choices)
- Reduces the frequency of office visits and telephone calls
- Increases communications and peace of mind
Pain Management – Alternative to prescription pain medication
Microcurrent point stimulation (MPS) – microcurrents relax muscles, calm the nervous system and release endorphins.
Ultrasound – deep penetrating heat modality for the treatment of muscle spasms, back and joint pain.
Anodyne therapy is a non-invasive infrared technology that temporarily increases circulation; reducing pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms.
Lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. Besides the discomfort of the swelling, the affected tissue also stands a high risk of infection. Anchor uses a physiotherapy system of lymphatic massage, skin care, and compression garments, in conjunction with the patient’s regular wound care, to release the fluid and tension from the affected area.
KCI V.A.C. ® Wound System
Every Anchor nurse is certified to use this specialized wound care machine. V.A.C.® therapy is a system that uses controlled negative pressure (vacuum) to help promote wound healing. This system helps to uniformly draw wounds closed while removing fluid and infectious material. It also provides a closed, moist healing environment and increases localized blood supply.
The bladder scanner is a non-invasive alternative to intermittent catheterization for assessing bladder volume and other bladder conditions. It determines the amount of a patient’s urine retention or post-void residual urine. By scanning the bladder from the outside, the patient avoids the risk of urinary tract infections and the overall discomfort of wearing a catheter.