Telehealth Changes Could Help Rural Seniors Age in Place

Telehealth Changes Could Help Rural Seniors Age in Place

“Telemedicine providers can’t catch senior citizens when they fall. But health services delivered over broadband can make it possible for seniors to live independently for longer periods of time.”

 

Telehealth can allow seniors to stay in their homes longer through general health services, mental health services, and home health care. Broadband and Medicare reimbursement will help drive adoption of telehealth services.

 

“In 2015 our anti-psychotropic medications use was at 15.5% and now it’s at 6.8% even though our acuity of patients with behaviors has increased. Encounter Telehealth brings constant touch points with psychiatric professionals that we need.” –Nancy Hamilton, executive director of Hearthstone Senior Living in Pella, Iowa

 

To read more, visit http://www.dailyyonder.com/telehealth-changes-will-help-rural-seniors-age-place/2018/07/20/26576/.

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