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Telemedicine for Seniors

Jun 2, 2017 by Comfort Keepers of Pleasanton

Telemedicine for Seniors

Telemedicine is a new and popular form of health care, especially for the senior population. Telemedicine uses technology such as videoconferencing and remote monitoring to deliver health care services, it was designed to help lower costs and reduce hospital visits for acute problems.

Benefits of Telemedicine

Only about 52% of hospitals are using telemedicine and another 10% are preparing to launch it because it has been showing such great benefits for seniors.

  • Seniors who have mobility issues don’t need to go anywhere for acute issues that can be diagnosed over the phone or via videoconference.
  • Reduce the amount of hospitalizations among seniors, and the length of stay in a hospital.
  • Rehab can be done at home, especially for patients who are recovering from neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, dementia, or a stroke.
  • Reduce seniors’ risk of heart disease because doctors are able to monitor and work closely with seniors in programs such as; quit smoking, exercise, and weight loss.
  • Help diabetic seniors with healthier behavior, from monitoring changes in seniors’ behaviors such as their calories, workouts, medications, and glucose levels.

Let Comfort Keepers® of Pleasanton Lend a Helping Hand

At Comfort Keepers®, we understand that it can be difficult for you to be there for your aging loved one all the time. But that’s where we can help. Our compassionate, professional in home caregivers can provide your loved ones with the assistance they need to live a healthy and independent life. From helping them with contacting a health care provider using telemedicine to light housekeeping, our caregivers can be there for your loved one when you can’t.

For more information regarding our in home care services, and how our caregivers can help your aging loved one, call us at (825) 338-7480 or click here.

References

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-telemedicine-is-transforming-health-care-1466993402
http://www.cio.com/article/2390576/healthcare/10-ways-telemedicine-is-changing-healthcare-it.html

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