Using New Technology To Help Keep Seniors Connected During Covid Lockdowns
A little technology may make a huge difference for seniors going forward. From KEPR-TV, a report on the way the Visiting Angels technology assistance group is empowering seniors in this time of isolation.
“The tablets allow them to have virtual visits with doctors. The doctors can send prescriptions to the pharmacy and the Visiting Nurse can pick them up, so the client doesn’t need to leave their home. This service eliminates the need for at-risk clients to leave the house during the pandemic. If the client has WiFi, the tablet can be set up to make video calls to pre-programmed contacts. If the client does not have WiFi, Visiting Angels can install a hotspot.”
The technology not only allows patients to have telemedicine visits with doctors and other healthcare providers, it can also allow them to video chat with family and distant friends. Currently the program is in a trial, but there are plans to expand soon.
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