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Sleep Apnea Testing by Medicina Medical & CleveMed  

Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living Home Sleep Testing 

Medicina Medical is pleased to offer in-house Nursing & Assisted Living Home Sleep Apnea Testing with therapy and treatment recommendations by a board-certified sleep physician. We will conduct the sleep apnea screening using the CleveMed SleepView diagnostic monitor and provide our sleep physician with the test results for review who makes therapy recommendations based on a positive diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

The sleep test and signed interpretation letter from our sleep doctor are provided to the facility to begin therapy for in-house patients or those being discharged home with orders for CPAP/BiPAP therapy based on a positive diagnosis of (OSA). 

What is Home Sleep Testing?

In order to diagnose OSA or other sleep disorders, a patient must undergo a polysomnography (sleep study). This is typically done in a sleep lab, requiring the patient to spend the night in-lab, while the polysomnography (PSG) equipment records his/her physiological data.  

However, with technological advancements a polysomnography can now be performed at the nursing home using a Home Sleep Testing monitor. This is the most cost effective and convenient way for nursing home or assisted living residents to get tested without having to spend a night at a sleep lab away from the facility.

Evidence suggests that sleep disorders and sleep fragmentation are very common in nursing home residents. A variety of factors contribute to these sleeping difficulties, including age-related changes in sleep patterns; the high prevalence of dementia, depression, medical illness and medications that affect sleep; and sleep disorders such as respiratory disturbance of sleep.

Other important factors include common life style characteristics in nursing home residents (such as inactivity, large amounts of time spent in bed, lack of bright light exposure, and poor sleep hygiene) and the disruptive night-time nursing home environment.

Assessment and management of sleeping problems in nursing home residents should involve comprehensive assessment and treatment of the multiple factors that can interfere with your resident’s sleep.

Ordering a sleep study and how our testing process works

1) Call Medicina`s customer service department at 1-216-351-0224 to place an HST order. We will fax or e-mail you forms to complete and invoice that can be paid with a major credit card. Please fax the resident face sheet, enrollment form and signed Equipment Loan Rental Agreement to 1-866-763-9505.

2) Upon receipt of the forms and payment, our sleep laboratory CleveMed will process the order and mail the SleepView monitor directly to the facility via US Postal Service.

3) The monitor comes with easy to use instructions and is patient ready. The resident wears a chest strap, nasal cannula and oxygen sensor during sleep time and the monitor will collect enough data after 5 hours of sleep. 

4) After a successful test has been verified, the SleepView monitor is returned by facility staff directly to our lab sleep in the self-addressed stamped envelope that is provided. The test results are downloaded in our diagnostic lab for scoring by a certified sleep technician.

5) A board-certified sleep physician reviews the raw test data and makes therapy recommendations based on a positive diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

6) Test results and therapy recommendations are fax directly to the facility and the prescribing physician within 4 days after the monitor has been received and processed by our sleep lab. 

7) The sleep test results and a signed interpretation letter from the sleep doctor will be provided to the facility for residents being discharged home with orders for PAP therapy.

8) The prescribing physician reviews the information and recommendations provided by the sleep physician and authorizes CPAP/BiPAP therapy. 

9) Facility staff will contact Medicina Medical for in-house residents with new orders or the appropriate home durable medical equipment company to place order for a CPAP/BIPAP therapy for residents being discharged to home.

HST testing services are offered to any to healthcare or medical facility. Payment can be made with a major credit card.


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Call 1-216-351-0224 or contact us via email at: sleep@medicinamedical.com
  

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