I recently had a frustrating experience with a physician regarding a client who would have absolutely thrived in assisted living. The doctor insisted that because of his past knowledge of assisted living, he “just knew” they couldn’t meet his patient’s needs; he was adamant that a nursing home was the only option. This opened my eyes to the fact that many professionals may not be aware of the higher level of care that can be provided safely and effectively in many assisted living communities. Please feel free to use this article I wrote as a tool when speaking with your clients, patients, caregivers and providers.
Prior to the COVID virus, there is an epidemic of loneliness in seniors and baby boomers. During the NYC Orion Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, we discussed the benefits of Google Home and Amazon Alexa. My takeaway was that in addition to helping with medication reminder, weather reporting, etc., Alexa and Google Home would also be a wonderful companion to our clients who live alone. Here is Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index Report details.
Photo Credits Andre Sanano
Owlytics Healthcare product line is just getting into the US. I’m not sure of the distributor, but I’m sure it can be found. Seems like senior living centers, home health care agencies, GCMs, rehab facilities, etc. should check out the product line to see if remote monitoring can keep our clients from having events requiring hospitalization. Read more…