Angela Hospice’s telehospice program allows patients and caregivers direct access to a hospice nurse 24/7 through Angela’s Virtual Assist (AVA). AVA is an easy-to-use computer tablet that patients and families can use at home to connect face-to-face with an Angela Hospice nurse.
AVA does not replace traditional hospice home care visits, but rather supports and enhances care, ensuring that the needs of patients are addressed in the most caring, timely, effective, and efficient manner possible.
AVA’s benefits include:
Peace of mind - knowing a nurse is always just a click away
Reduced wait time – a nurse can be on screen ready to help in an instant; no waiting for travel time
Ease of communication – the ability to show what is happening in-real time, rather than trying to explain a situation
Better symptom management – reduced wait time and ease of communication means symptoms are able to be managed more effectively and efficiently, for increased patient comfort
Decreased anxiety – families have told us that having an AVA unit is like having a nurse in the home, always ready to help
When an AVA unit is delivered to the home, the hospice team will provide instructions on how to use the device. Families are often impressed at how simple it is to use.
For more information about our telehospice program featuring AVA, Angela’s Virtual Assist, contact Angela Hospice at (888) 464-2341.