It’s fair to say that the family caregivers need as much support as they can, considering the challenges they face. Telehealth services can provide just that, in the right context. It can make several facets of the caregiver’s life easier because the model expands access and lowers barriers to care. Additionally, businesses that offer the service to family caregivers stand to realize several benefits on the other side. Consider the following as your organizations weigh the possibility of offering telehealth:
Closer Relationships and Better Care
In the previous article, we saw how telehealth allows the system to provide better care than they would’ve had the family member decided to wait. The clinician could’ve rendered treatment or directed the caregiver to get an appointment in another situation (the cough came with a worrying amount/colour of phlegm, for instance), as soon as possible.
In numerous other family-care situations where a telemedicine service bolsters the caregiver’s decision-making capability and gets a fuller view of the patient, the same idea applies. This could lead to several self-evident perks depending on the facility, situation, condition of the patient, and other factors: better care when the patient suffers a condition “worth” an office visit or fewer potential read missions in the event the family member ends up in a hospital belonging to the system, two of many situations which benefit everyone in the interaction.
Keep watching this space to know more about how telehealth can benefit the family caregivers.