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Importance of Telehealth During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 virus has brought about a global health crisis that resulted in many governments restricting residents to only go out of their homes when they need to purchase essentials. Even seniors who require adult care in Jamaica are encouraged to minimize their outings to lower the risk of infection.

The current circumstances are the best time to turn to telehealth. People who have non-emergency health concerns can use it to seek medical attention without leaving their homes. People can enjoy many benefits with telehealth, especially for the elderly, regardless if they are aging at home or living at an adult day center in Jamaica, New York. Here are some worth noting:

Reduces risk of infection
Telehealth reduces a person’s need to go to the hospital or clinic for a checkup. Consequently, this reduces the risk of infection especially for the elderly with comorbidities as they are the most vulnerable to the virus. More than that, the risk of infection for the healthcare professionals who are the front liners in the fight against COVID-19, can be significantly reduced as well.

Reduces the pressure on the healthcare system
Right now, every country’s healthcare system is putting more emphasis on the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. If people with non-emergency medical needs can get better through telehealth, then it can greatly reduce the pressure on the country’s healthcare system.

In the middle of this pandemic, Summit Adult Day Center, and all the staff in our adult care facility encourages everyone to consider telehealth. This type of service is massively helpful in reducing the workload of our healthcare front liners in the fight against COVID-19. Call us if you want to know more about telehealth.

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