Keeping people healthy and in their community
Residents in aged care facilities often experience mobility difficulties or disability, meaning getting out and about can at times cause unnecessary stress, discomfort or even health risks.
Telehealth consultations let aged care recipients connect with specialist medical services from the comfort of their residence, supported by a familiar staff member.
Using telehealth technology, a health practitioner can monitor a resident’s health metrics such as blood pressure, blood sugar levels and keep an eye on any injuries and skin conditions from their surgery.
The devices ability to capture quality images and more consistent data means improved diagnostic accuracy, earlier intervention and better health outcomes overall.
Other benefits include reduced patient waiting times, a reduced need for transportation and hospital transfers, medication management and faster access to medical services.