“LET'S TALK TELEHEALTH and SENIOR'S”
Imagine being able to see, and be seen by a board certified, state licensed physician anytime 24/7/365, as easily as you just opened up this website?
If that sounds interesting, but futuristic, then welcome to the future and it’s NOW! It’s called Telehealth , you may, or may not have ever heard the term, but you have just found the place to explain what it is. How it works and how it will help your company, the residents who live in the communities you own/operate, or the clients your company serves who are living in their own residence.
A basic definition of what telehealth is to start this adventure is as easy as this: Telehealth is a 2 way virtual, face to face appointment with a Physician via a specialized HIPPA compliant portal on a laptop, tablet, even a smartphone, where the physician has access to the medical history of the contacting party and both parties can see and speak to each other (when needed with a caregiver in the room) real time and diagnose, treat, including sending an electronic prescription if needed to the nearest pharmacy.
Find additional definitions of Telehealth on another page. Before turning a page or turning away, let’s see how it can help your organization immediately by looking at the items below:
Think about the last time you browsed through an article regarding Senior Living, unfortunately almost every article has at minimum, a paragraph, about the “Biggest Problems” In Senior Living. Certainly not a positive topic, however given the resounding number of times these same 5 topics appear in print, or electronic media. Seniors and The Senior Living Organizations who care for them are my tribe. I will go out on a limb on these areas of concern, for this note and say, “these are absolutely common issues in senior living and they are detrimental to operational success.”
The GREAT news is that there are Solutions and they are found in Telehealth!
Are any of the items listed an issue, or an obstacle your organization may be encountering?
- Labor and Staffing Crisis, Attracting the right candidates for positions, motivated candidates who are educated and want to grow with your Corporation, and retaining them.
- A decline in Occupancy/Census rates nationwide was first realized in early 2017.
- Retention of Nursing and/or Wellness Directors was of Great Concern. Turnover was disproportionately higher than in other healthcare related industries.
- The average age of a new move in, is older and typically has more frail health.
- There is new and more competition, directly in our primary market radius.