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How Telemedicine Can Make Caregiving More Manageable

Written by S.O.

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Radical changes and upgrades in technology have given rise to telemedicine, and it was only a matter of time until this technology had an effect on the medical sciences. Today, it is one of the preferred methods of administering health care to those in isolated regions of the country, and it is an ideal option for senior citizens who have trouble making the trip to the doctor due to health conditions.

Here are just some of the many ways telemedicine can make medical care and caregiving more manageable for you, and for your friends and family.

Telemedicine is the perfect solution for those who have trouble making it to a doctor’s office for any variety of reasons. It makes it possible for those who have trouble getting about to get quality health care without ever leaving the comfort of their own home.
Studies have been done that show beyond the shadow of a doubt that telemedicine is effective in helping elderly patients who were homebound due to chronic conditions such as obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure. These patients were shown to improve greatly in health when they received a variety of telemedicine inventions than those who were given traditional treatments in the office of a primary care physician.

In the control group of this study, those who did not receive telemedicine interventions made more trips to the hospital and the emergency room than those who did use telemedicine. This clearly shows telemedicine is useful for seniors and others who are limited in their ability to make a trip to a regular doctor’s appointment.

The cost of telemedicine is also another facet that makes it more manageable than traditional visits to a doctor. Almost anyone with experience in trying to make a doctor’s appointment knows how difficult it can be to actually secure a spot. Telemedicine costs only a fraction of what a traditional office visit costs, and it uses no overhead such as the labor cost of a nurse, and other equipment used in a general exam.

Telemedicine, while still a relatively new medical advance, has also been proven to work in other critical situations, most notably preventive care. Many clinics that are rural in nature have embraced this technology as a way to reach patients that are very isolated and need to be monitored to ensure that they are following up with prescribed treatments and medicines.

Telemedicine also makes sense for those employed in the medical profession. It makes it easier for a nurse or a doctor to see more people on a daily basis, and at a reduced cost.

With skyrocketing medical costs, and an aging population, it is obvious that telemedicine is the answer for providing care that is manageable, without compromising on quality of care. You can get in touch with us for more information on telemedicine. We have solutions to all your healthcare needs.

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