Banner Lifeline provides immediate assistance in an emergency by connecting you to an on-call Response Team member. This service uses an existing phone line (land line only) and a personal activator. It is available to Northern Colorado patients through McKee Medical Center.
How Does Banner Lifeline Work?
- When you need assistance, push the personal activator worn around your neck or wrist.
- The device dials the 24-hour response center.
- A response-trained operator will identify the help you need. Even if you can't speak or be heard, help will be sent immediately.
- Lifeline's AutoAlert, makes sure you get help when you fall even if you are disoriented, unconscious, immobilized or otherwise unable to push your Personal Help button, by automatically placing a call for help if it detects a fall and you can't push the button yourself.
- When your signal is received, your personal and medical information, list of responders (family, friends, emergency personnel) and the response directive you want followed, are displayed for the responder.
What Are the Benefits of Banner Lifeline?
- Provides peace of mind
- Enhances security
- Sends help right away
- Easy to use
- Maintains your independence
Call (970) 820-3066 in Loveland, or (970) 810-4743 in Greeley. Some financial assistance is available.
A diabetes diagnosis, or complications from unmanaged diabetes, can be life-changing. It often involves new medications, changes in your daily living and physical abilities and changes in the way you eat.
Diabetes educators can provide you with the skills and knowledge to successfully manage your type of diabetes, your medications and your physical condition.
Our programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
Banner Home Medical Equipment is committed to providing quality health care products, equipment and services to you and your family.
Medical equipment for the home is offered for sale or rent.
What Kinds of Equipment Does Banner Home Medical Equipment Supply?
- Oxygen concentrators and portable gas systems
- Liquid oxygen systems
- CPAP and BIPAP and supplies
- Apnea monitors
- Home and comfort therapy
- Hospital beds
- Bathroom safety
- Walkers, canes and crutches
- Wheelchairs, power and manual
- Wheelchair positioning and seating accessories
- Lift chairs
- Seat lift chairs
- Nutritional pumps, equipment and supplies
- Mastectomy products
We also offer repair services for medical equipment.
Please call us for a list of services available in your area.
In Arizona, call:
(480) 657-1600 or (800) 293-6989
In Colorado, call:
(970) 810-6420 or (800) 752-4074
Banner Home Medical Equipment accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance.
Many times, patients need infusion medications for many weeks at a time, but they don’t need to be in the hospital.
Home infusion therapy is provided by a team of trained infusion nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals.
What Does Infusion Therapy Include?
- Antibiotic therapy
- Anticoagulation (blood thinning)
- Chemotherapy medications
- Nebulizer medications (for help with breathing)
- Synagis (RSV or Respiratory syncytial virus vaccinations in the home)
- Pain management
- Feeding tubes
Your doctor places the prescription order for your infusion therapy with our infusion pharmacy. The infusion pharmacy then prepares and arranges for the delivery of these medications directly to your home. Our skilled nursing team will then come to your home to teach you and administer these medications as needed.
Please contact us for specific services available in your area.*
In Arizona, call:
East Valley - (480) 657-1000 or (800) 293-6989
West Valley - (480) 657-1400
In Colorado, call:
A new diagnosis or chronic illness may require a new way of eating. Clinical dietitians can perform a number of services for patients.
What Does a Nutritional Assessment Include?
Comprehensive evaluation of diet for carbohydrate, fat, protein, vitamins and minerals.
- Evaluation of weight using body mass index and ideal body weight for height.
- Diet education both verbal and written over phone or in home.
Who Benefits From Nutritional Consultation?
- Newly diagnosed diabetes
- Diabetes with need for further diet education
- Feeding tubes
- Intravenous nutritional support
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Congestive heart failure
- Poor weight gain
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- New ostomies (surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes)
- Wound healing
- Renal (kidney) problems
- Weight loss
- Food allergies
If interested in a comprehensive evaluation by a dietitian, inform your Banner Home Care case manager. They will get an order from your primary care physician for a nutrition evaluation and education.
Occupational Therapy helps patients learn how to perform daily tasks after an injury, illness or surgery. Occupational therapists help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), which may include skills and exercises to improve bathing, dressing, meal preparation and fine motor tasks.
Occupational therapists are experts in home medical equipment needs. They can assist patients and families to determine what equipment best meets their needs.
What Can Occupational Therapy Help With?
- Poor upper extremity strength
- Frequent shortness of breath
- Loss of ability to perform self-care activities
- Inability to enter/exit shower
- Need for home safety equipment
Physical Therapy helps recovering patients stay safe and independent at home. On the first visit, the therapist evaluates the patient and the home environment. That evaluation will be used to determine the best course of therapy.
Therapists visit patients anywhere from 1 to 6 days a week depending on the patient’s specific needs. Both education and exercise are key parts of physical therapy.
What Can Physical Therapy Help With?
- Fall prevention
- Gait (walking) training
- Home Safety Assessments
- Recovering from a joint replacement
- Endurance training
Social workers make home visits to patients who need community resources. Working with the patient’s care team, social workers make referrals to appropriate agencies so patients can have their needs met at home.
What Do Social Services Referrals Include?
- Additional in-home assistance
- Home-delivered meals
Social workers also assess for in-home safety and ensure the patient is receiving adequate services and supervision.
Speech Therapists address communication problems, memory problems, cognitive deficits (significant limitations in the ability to learn and function), and eating/swallowing issues.
Speech Therapists Can Help Those Who:
- Can’t remember to take medications correctly
- Have impaired judgment in regards to safety
- Have difficulty using the telephone to set up appointments
- Have difficulty following directions
- Have difficulty chewing or swallowing food
- Are disoriented or confused
- Need training on tube feeding
- Can’t communicate in a manner others can easily comprehend
Banner Home Care offers Telehealth monitoring to patients with chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure and diabetes.
How Does Telehealth Home Monitoring Work?
- Patients and caregivers learn to take their vital signs every day.
- Vital signs are stored in a monitoring device that sends the information to a secure website where Banner Home Care staff can daily monitor the patient’s health.
- The patient is asked a short series of questions that is also sent to the Internet site.
- The patient learns about their medications and how to manage their diseases at home.
- A Banner Home Care nurse monitors and assesses the data and contacts the patient. If necessary, the patient's physician will be contacted, a home visit may be done or the patient may be told to go to the emergency room if their symptoms are severe.