Technology continues to alter the way millions of people across the country conduct business, stay in touch with friends and family, and work. It’s also continuing to improve the level of care and support seniors and other disabled adults receive at home.
The home care company Northwell Health Home Care Network recently announced a deal with Health Recovery Solutions to provide tablets for aging and disabled home care clients. These tablets will be equipped with Bluetooth technology to make connectivity even better.
These tablets will be able to provide a variety of support mechanisms to those in need of some type of home care services. One way is that it can transmit vital statistics, through other technological devices, to their primary care physician. This will allow their doctor to keep track of their health and, if they notice something amiss with the readings, be able to follow up.
The devices will also allow video conferencing, which can allow those who may not be able to get out to visit with their doctor or spend time with loved ones the opportunity to do so virtually. They can even contact their primary caregiver, or home care aide, to ask questions or discuss certain aspects of their care.
Some seniors who have already started relying on these devices are pleased with what they see so far. As reported by Yahoo! News in a press release reissued entitled, Telehealth Platform Provides Home Care Patients with Bluetooth-Enabled Tablets to Monitor Care:
“One very satisfied customer is Bernard Feinstein, of Little Neck, Queens, who turned 100 years old in November 2016. “It gives me comfort that somebody is checking on me; if my nurse sees something that’s not normal, I know she will reach out,” said Mr. Feinstein. “I have a wonderful relationship with my nurse and all the doctors in this program. I feel very blessed to be a part of this program.”
Mr. Feinstein’s wife, Charlotte, added, “We are not computer experts. We don’t even own a computer, but we can manage this very well. With this program, we don’t have to leave the apartment and go back-and-forth to doctor visits.”
Technology is only the beginning of improvements that many home care agencies and companies around the country are taking to help seniors and disabled adults be more comfortable within their home environment. These advancements help boost comfort and quality of services in an industry being pressed by financial constraints to offer the best care and support possible.