Retirement homes are equipped with telemedicine video to enable primary care physician/specialist and family members virtual visits with elderly patients. Additional consultations can include family members.
Sessions occur when/where convenient
Care provided at the height of need
Video increases doctor’s billable hours
Elderly Care Telemedicine Use Case
Doris, who is immobile, has been suffering from high blood pressure for almost a decade and the current prescription that Doris was taking has started to make her nauseous. The doctor has recently prescribed her a different high blood pressure medicine that is supposed to help with the nausea. Doris and her doctor speak everyday via a telemedicine video call to see how she is adapting to the new medication.
After taking her new medication each morning, Doris logs into her regularly scheduled telemedicine video call with her doctor. Instead of high transportation costs from the retirement home to the hospital, this one way video call is a faster and more convenient way for both Doris and her doctor to communicate daily.
Note: User story is provided for illustration purposes only, and any resemblance to actual persons is unintentional and purely coincidental.
People aged 65 and older have a 68% probability of becoming disabled or cognitively impaired during routine daily activities.
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