The benefits of telehealth for seniors

Article written by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL

Telehealth which allows for virtual doctors’ appointments and patient monitoring has become a convenient option for seniors, giving them the freedom to manage their health and the quality of their life.

Here are some of the benefits telehealth can offer seniors.

Manage chronic health conditions – Chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are some of the most common causes of death for over 65. Managing these conditions can be easy with virtual visits as they offer frequent care.

Manage dementia issues at home – Virtual appointments can help dementia patients live at home while providing the patient and the caregivers with constant guidance on how to manage their condition.

Reduce the number of emergency room and hospital visits – Reducing the number of visits to the emergency room or the hospital, can reduce exposure to other diseases. Seniors with other health conditions may also suffer from reduced immunity, making them more susceptible to catching other diseases.

Wearable devices help track health – Seniors can wear devices that can alert their caretakers to changes in their vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar. Monitoring seniors from their homes can help them recover faster and reduce hospital stays.

Easier to meet appointments and refill prescriptions – Some seniors with mobility issues will not be able to easily travel for their doctors’ appointments. Virtual appointments help such seniors to meet their appointment in the comfort of their own homes, reducing the chance of health issues going untreated.

Francis Dunn
Francis Dunn

Francis Dunn is from Miami FloridaFrancis William Dunn has spent the last twenty-five years working within the healthcare industry to improve corporate strategy and product development. He is the VP and co-founder of Medsite, Inc., a successful company that was later sold to WebMD. Francis Dunn understands how to be a successful leader and is often called upon for speaking engagements. His expertise in managing enterprise accounts continues to drive overall revenue for past employers.