Mar 13 2020
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Connecting Older Adults with Digital Care and Resources
As elderly populations grow and staffing shortages persist, technology continues to provide a crucial link ensuring safe care and higher quality of life for older adults. Get the insights from CDW's virtual Bring IT On session.
Ginna Baik, Strategic Business Development Manager, Long Term Care and Senior Living, CDW
Dr. David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft
- Wider adoption and reimbursements of telehealth — as well as heightened public health concerns — will increase the use of virtual visits among older adults for routine care and milder ailments.
- Sensors using artificial intelligence are poised to boost the safety of seniors at risk for falls. By detecting signs of physical weakness or unusual movement patterns, the devices can alert caregivers.
- Implementing new technologies for older adults varies by community and user. Involve IT teams and a user's extended family to determine needs and best practices to ensure success.