Senior LIFE Now Offering Interactive Telemedicine Technology
July 22, 2013 — Washington, PA — Senior LIFE Washington announces use of cutting-edge telemedicine technology to enhance quality care, services, and communication for seniors in Washington and Greene Counties.
For seniors with chronic medical conditions, frequent travel to visit a physician can be a physical and emotional burden.
At Senior LIFE in Washington, our goal is to provide members with the quality care they need in the safety and comfort of their home and community. To help facilitate this goal, Senior LIFE has announced the addition of interactive telemedicine technology.
Through the use of an iPad, members, caregivers and medical professionals will have access to mobile high-definition video-conferencing. It will enable Senior LIFE members, with the assistance of Senior LIFE staff, to meet with their physicians and other medical professionals on the Senior LIFE Care Team from the convenience of their home or a Senior LIFE regional care center. Accessing quality care in remote areas can be challenging. With this innovative technology, Senior LIFE members will have enhanced access to their care team without the need for travel outside their homes.
Senior LIFE Washington is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), also called LIFE in Pennsylvania. It is funded by Medicare and Medicaid for qualifying seniors 55 years and older. LIFE is a comprehensive healthcare program designed as an alternative to nursing homes to help seniors remain safely in their homes and community.
With the iPad telemedicine, Senior LIFE physicians can be virtually connected with patients using technology to provide an assessment and a diagnosis in real time.
“By using the iPad, it will allow our doctors and medical professionals to expand our reach and enhance the quality care we provide at our center into our members home,” said Megan Detwiler, Executive Director of Senior LIFE Washington.
Senior LIFE registered nurses will operate the technology in the member’s homes connecting them with a medical professional at the center for a “face to face” consultation.
“It won’t take the place of visits to the doctor, said Detwiler, but is designed to give our members increased contact with their medical team if a need arises, and to prevent them from making long or unnecessary trips to the center.” With an HD video conferencing solution in place, Senior LIFE members can have access to their geriatric medical team, diagnosticians and healers, even when illness prevents them from traveling.
Senior LIFE: offering real solutions to seniors living at home.
Gina Graciano, Director of Business Development, Senior LIFE
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