Today healthcare technology has expanded its horizon and using the latest technology to provide better services. The usage of internet and rise in the number of Smartphone users is a key factor for the increasing demand for telehealth development services. The telehealth services refer to render remote consultation, healthcare. They also include services related to education, administration monitoring, and care.
With the rise in the population, the elderly population is also increasing. The people after a certain age need care and attention regarding health issues. In this busy lifestyle, no one has time to render the necessary care and attention and not everyone can hire a full-time nurse to keep up with the needs of elders. In this case, telehealth is playing a significant role in monitoring health issues and providing the required attention.
Here are some ways where telehealth adding value to the elderly population
Prevent wandering: The old age people who are facing situation related to the memory and cognitive functions. There are many healthcare devices that prevent wandering. These devices send notifications to the family member or medical professionals to help with this situation. There are devices like pendants with the GPS System which are of great use to track down in cases where they wander.
Cameras placement: As it is not possible to be 24*7 hours around, camera placement is a good option. Our elders will be under a watch and family members can be ensured about their safety. In case any caregiver is hired, to monitor their behavior and p0riorrection from any abuse can be monitored.
Promotion of self-care: The smart phone comes with several uses. Phones can be used for self-care and ensuring safety. Elderly patients can use Smartphone to keep records of medication. These devices can be integrated with the wearable devices for synchronization of all the information.
24 hours of protection: Earlier there were just medical sensors that were available as a technical device for monitoring. With the advent of technology, there are many devices and sensors available to give proper care and ensure safety. The apps give reminders for medication and sensors for many functions.
It is very necessary to ensure proper care and render every possible facility for taking care of an elder in the home. It is a great responsibility to choose appropriate and right devices that fulfill the needs and ensure safety.