Social distancing is one of the most impactful ways to stop the spread of Coronavirus, especially when living in the Tri-State area. The case for social distancing becomes stronger for those seniors who have chronic or other underlying health issues as any weakening of the immune system makes you more vulnerable. It is especially important to reduce exposure to potential risks.
Since more seniors are staying in their homes, it is important that they are self-sufficient and remain healthy to minimize the burden of the healthcare system.
That is where Telehealth comes in!
Telehealth is a modern form of providing healthcare services over a virtual platform. This tool connects health care professionals with patients. This is especially useful in today’s case with the pandemic. High-risk community members, including seniors and immunosuppressed, can get in touch with these providers anywhere and anytime and stay healthy in their own spaces without putting themselves at risk.
Telehealth can help flatten the curve of this virus in two ways. First by reducing the exposure risk to the medical professionals so they can continue to provide services. And second, it allows those who are at risk to stay safe while stilling receiving access to necessary medical care quickly.
Teladoc Health or Doctors on Demand are a couple of established telehealth companies who continue to offer their services during this pandemic. In addition, many in-person hospitals and clinics are offering their services now through telehealth platforms.
Here at Wise Hearing we are proudly stepping up to provide telehealth services to people at home during this pandemic. We currently offer consultations and ongoing support to patients from the comfort of their own home. Stay tuned to see what hearing aid brands that we provide are also taking the step forward to telehealth. With that in mind, if you have a pair of Starkey or Signia hearing aids that we are able to provide Telehealth services for, please feel free to reach out to us!