The Benefits of Telemedicine for Seniors

The emergence of telemedicine means that seniors don’t have to visit doctors physically, as often as they did before. After all, for some, it’s a feat just to even get to the office to make all your appointments. Telemedicine involves talking to doctors over the phone or with video conferencing, and uses remote technology to track vital signs and recognize early warning signs. Of course, some more serious admissions will involve a physical visit, but the majority of conditions can be managed with telemedicine. With this new technology, it can help seniors avoid hospital admissions, save money, reduces likelihood of a nursing home stay, saves you a lot of trips, you avoid hospital germs, and both you and your doctor will know when there’s a problem. Win-win for all involved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Telemedicine is using technology to help make Seniors lives easier.
  • With Telemedicine Doctors can monitor Seniors vitals and recommend treatments while Seniors are in the comfort of their homes
  • Seniors can avoid Hospitals, Nursing homes and potential germs thanks to Telemedicine

“There are still some types of illnesses or injuries that will require trips to the doctor’s office, but there are a wide range of health care needs that can be addressed with telemedicine rather than in-person visits.”

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