Telehealth and video-chat great comfort to seniors in assisted living

Senior Living talks about of technology in helping residents in senior living facilities…

The United States and the rest of the world have seen terrible pandemics before, but arguably nothing in our lifetimes like coronavirus disease 2019, otherwise known as COVID-19. You’ve been reading news related to the virus and the steps senior living operators are taking to prepare or respond to it in McKnight’s Senior LivingAnd you’ve been living it every day.

Senior living operators today have much more sophisticated technology at their disposal than did their predecessors, and they’re putting that technology to good use to help ensure the health and safety of residents at this time.

And they highlight a few places in Minnesota…

Eventide, which operates senior living communities in Minnesota and North Dakota, also told the Grand Forks Herald that the company is trying to make iPads available for residents. “Some of our residents are actually quite computer savvy and already FaceTime with their families. The others, we’ll make sure they have help,” said Carrie Carney, vice president of marketing and public relations.

Similarly, staff members at Winona Health in Minnesota are trying to help assisted living residents talk to their families via video-chatting, according to the Winona Daily News.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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