Community Virtual Care (formerly Home Health Monitoring) is a free program to support people living in Island Health’s regions with the following diagnoses to manage their condition from the comfort of their home.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Heart failure
- A progressive, life-limiting illness
By participating in this program, a registered nurse will help you to improve your knowledge of your disease and your ability to manage your health through education, coaching and remote patient monitoring.
All of the tools used to help manage your condition (including Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), COPD, Diabetes, Heart Failure, and Hypertension) will be loaned to you at no cost, and may include:
- Education Binder
- Weigh Scale
- Blood Pressure Monitor
- Pulse Oximeter
- Computer tablet
This program is not a replacement for hospitalization or doctor/nurse practitioner visits. The Community Virtual Care program provides educational support so that you can become more independent and confident in managing your own health conditions including Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), COPD, Diabetes, Heart Failure, and Hypertension. .
Life threatening or significant symptoms will still require you to seek medical attention.
Learn more about Community Virtual Care:
Participation in the Community Virtual Care program only takes a few minutes a day. Your results and responses are automatically sent to your community Nurse. If you choose to participate, you will:
- Measure your blood pressure, weight, and oxygen level every morning
- Answer a few questions to help evaluate your health daily
How the nurse helps
- Monitors and looks for changes in your measurements
- Contacts you regularly to review your results and answer your questions
- Send reports and communicates concerns to your doctor or nurse practitioner
How to enroll
If you or a family member have a diagnosis of COPD, CKD, diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, or a progressive palliative illness, please speak with your Primary Care Provider or your nurse while in hospital to find out if the Community Virtual Care program is right for you. You can also call your local home health office to self-refer to the program using the regional phone numbers provided below:
North Island: 1-866-928-4988
Central Island: 1-877-734-4101
South Island: 1-888-533-2273
See how Community Virtual Care has helped El and her family manage her condition from the comfort of her own home.
- Home Health Monitoring Videos
- Heart Failure Resources
- COPD Resources
- Diabetes Resources
- Chronic Kidney Disease Resources
- Hypertension Resources