Home Health Case Study: Hypertension
Back to articles

Home Health Case Study: Hypertension

Complete Care: A Comprehensive Home Health Solution


Service: Home Health
Diagnosis: Hypertension (HTN), Thyroglossal Cyst, Herniated Discs, Seizures, and Cataracts


A 75-year-old patient was hospitalized due to shortness of breath (SOB), lightheadedness, and dizziness. The assessment indicated high blood pressure (BP) and low heart rate (HR). The patient lived alone with a close family member nearby who provided occasional assistance. Advanced oversight from a nurse practitioner (NP) and successful telemonitoring identified underlying blood pressure issues.

Complete Care Approach

Upon being discharged home, Constellation issued a telemonitor to acquire real-time readings and provide alerts. In addition to skilled nursing care, Constellation provided access to a physical therapist (PT), occupational therapist (OT), and medical social worker (MSW) to improve functionality and discuss long-term planning and support. A follow-up telehealth call with the NP uncovered that the BP had improved but still trended high, and headaches persisted. The NP coordinated communication with the patient’s primary care physician (PCP) and cardiologist to determine the next steps. They established that the patient needed a renal sonogram, which revealed a renal occlusion. After a successful procedure, blood pressure settled within normal limits, headaches were eliminated, and the patient became functionally independent again.

Advanced Care Team: Nurse Practitioner coordinated care with patient’s primary care physician and cardiologist.

Remote Patient Monitoring: The patient was closely monitored with the use of a telemonitor.

Key Outcomes

• Symptoms diagnosed and managed immediately.

• Worked closely with community partners to deliver coordinated-patient-
centered care.

• Advanced clinical oversight and successful utilization of technology led
to the patient’s functional independence.

Recent Articles

3 Tactics to Improve Population Health in Home Care

Why the future of home care must focus on population health Across the healthcare industry, leaders are tirelessly thinking about how to solve “gaps” in care—access, staffing, technology, prescriptions—while navigating regulatory policies that can hinder…
Read More

3 Things to Know When Starting Home Health at Constellation

You or a loved one has been referred to starting home health as a critical step in your care plan. What now? What will happen in the coming days and weeks?  Constellation’s team of skilled,…
Read More

Hospice Case Study: Cardiac Disease

Complete Care: A Comprehensive Home Health Solution Profile Service: Hospice CareDiagnosis: End-Stage Cardiac Disease Description A veteran patient in their mid-90s joined Constellation’s hospice care upon disease progression. The patient’s primary diagnosis was an end-stage…
Read More

Contact Us

Call a Care
Send a