The Benefits of Using our Telehealth Solution
The use of our telehealth platform has many benefits for patients and healthcare organizations. Many patients experience the immediate benefits of telehealth when they can connect to their healthcare team and participate in achieving their healthcare goals. Improved Access: Service to the patient and family is real-time and expands reach to the provider. There is an Increase in ability for rural practitioners to access specialist health services in another location. The provision of services in rural and remote communities becomes feasible. Cost Efficiencies: Telehealth reduces cost of care and increases efficiency through better management of chronic illness and timely access to providers. Telehealth programs can also significantly reduce and/or eliminate travel time. Improved Quality: Timely intervention in a patient’s home improves clinical outcomes and increases patient/family satisfaction due to real-time connection.
Types of Senior and Elder Care Telehealth Virtual Solutions
Though it may seem complex and challenging to understand how to fit your specific elderly loved one’s current Virtual situation to one of the available options, researching the best of what’s available and understanding the terms as they relate to each type of care is a smart and necessary first step. With any luck, this guide will begin to provide some clarity about what is available and the benefits of each type of Virtual elder care and senior living situation.
Independent Living Communities
Our eMedicine Telehealth platform offers private communication between neighbors, caregiver, family, and support services. Independent senior living communities bring together individual seniors and couples who can look after and provide for themselves on a continuous basis. Our platform makes these relationships more personal and informative. We have designed this solution to be a virtual community for getting together and sharing life experiences and current needs. Interactive entertainment and games can also be played. This solution also allows your neighbors to invite Doctors or other family members if you are in need. Its not in person but it is the next best thing.
Our Virtual Assisted living solution can support the facilities and patients. Assisted living homes run the gamut, in terms of size and function. They can be as small as a single home with a few elderly residents and available care, or as large as multi-building complexes, complete with on-site medical or nursing facilities, recreation centers, and many other amenities. Our Video platform is designed for ease of use and interaction. If you are considering one of these types of facilities make sure they provide current and secure Video telehealth options. If they don’t, we can provide individual solutions for your family member. Its not in person but its the next best thing.
In-Home Health Care for Seniors
Hiring an in-home health care worker to either spend part or all of the day with your elderly loved one can be a great option for those who can afford it. We have designed a telehealth solution for your In-Home family member. One touch Telehealth connection with you, their doctor or pharmacist. Your care giver can discuss condition and required services via this private Video network. If your elderly loved one would prefer to remain in their own home as they age, regardless of how much medical attention they may need, this solution is a must have.
Nursing Homes for Seniors
Our Enterprise solution offers nursing homes an extensive solution including telehealth, preventative technologies, ERP integration, patient and prescription management as well as counseling on a HIPAA Compliant private cloud. Nursing homes can accommodate most, if not all, patients for long-term care, whether elderly or not, and regardless of medical condition. Older adults who live in nursing homes or long-term care (LTC) facilities are at the greatest direct risk of contracting the new coronavirus and having severe symptoms. Virtual Communication is the next best thing.
Palliative Care and Hospice
Palliative care is a field of medicine that is focused on providing relief for those suffering from long-term serious illnesses. If your aging loved one is suffering from an untreatable, terminal condition, then a palliative care specialist can help with pain management and a variety of other issues until the time when they transition into hospice care. Our solution can provide as close to personal care and virtual monitoring. Can make the patient feel much more comfortable with one touch or voice activation for communicating. The new guidelines give hospice providers more flexibility to use connected health platforms at a time when in-person visits have been curtailed to avoid transmission of the COVID-19 virus. We can offer telehealth as a means of improving access to care and reducing the strain on providers.
Its not as good as you being there but it is the next best thing!
Older adults who live in nursing homes or long-term care (LTC) facilities are at the greatest direct risk of contracting the new coronavirus and having severe symptoms. To combat this threat, LTCs have enforced extreme social distancing measures, such as banning visitors and eliminating group recreational activities and congregate dining.
Unfortunately, those measures may also reduce social support for these older adults, which could trigger a large-scale mental health crisis in LTC. Fortunately, psychologists are considered “essential providers” and can continue to provide services to LTC residents.
Although psychologists, as essential healthcare workers, may continue to provide onsite services, for many reasons, in-person services may not be an option during the COVID-19 crisis. In these situations, telehealth is a viable service delivery modality to support LTC residents and maintain continuity of care.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is allowing psychologists to offer telehealth services directly to LTC residents using common and easy-to-use videoconferencing platforms (such as Zoom Video, Skype and Facetime), via the client’s own computer or smartphone or a facility-provided device.
Providing telehealth in LTC facilities can be challenging because most residents do not have their own personal devices. In addition, facilitating services requires coordination with staff already overburdened by the current health care crisis.