The Brockton Visiting Nurse Association has teamed up with Honeywell Life Care Solutions to proactively manage the care of patients. By using Honeywell’s in-home monitoring system, the Brockton VNA can assist patients with chronic illnesses by checking patients’ vital signs on a daily basis. The technology allows the Brockton VNA staff to monitor the status of home care patients seven days a week without actually visiting the patient. When the patient uses the telehealth system, he or she is prompted through a collection of vital signs. During this process, the telehealth system collects information such as weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. The information is transmitted to the Brockton VNA office, where a nurse receives and monitors the patient’s conditions. By closely monitoring the status of patients with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension or other conditions, it allows for early detection and intervention. It also allows patients to maintain their independence and remain at home, where they want to be.