Wilmington VA Medical Center
For Veterans who have a health problem like diabetes, chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, getting treatment can be complex and inconvenient.
For some, especially older Veterans, conditions like these can make it difficult for them to remain living independently in their own home and make it necessary for them to go into a nursing home where their symptoms and vital signs (pulse, weight, temperature, etc.) can be checked frequently. Having this information means physicians and nurses can change medications or other treatments and prevent serious health problems from developing.
Now there are new technologies that make it possible to check on symptoms and measure vital signs in the home. Special devices (home telehealth) can do this and are easy to use. Home telehealth can connect a Veteran to a VA hospital from home using regular telephone lines.
VA has found that not every patient is suitable for this kind of care. But, for those that are, Home Telehealth can help them to remain at home and live independently.
If you are a Veteran or a family member and would like information about the Home Telehealth Program, contact us at (302) 994-2511, ext 5928.
- Wilmington VAMC
- 800-461-8262 Ext. 5928
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm