As new advancements in technology make it easier than ever for patients to connect with their caregivers, we take a closer look at the benefits of telemedicine.
At a time when the NHS is struggling to raise finances, and the cost of private health care continues to rise, telemedicine can be used to bridge the gap and help patients get the care that they need. Remote monitoring and data storage means that caregivers don’t always need to be at your home to check your health, cutting costs and ensuring that more patients can be dealt with on a smaller budget.
Engagement levels rise
Telemedicine care usually involves transparency between patient and caregiver, meaning that the patient will have access to their own medical information and participate in setting goals for their recovery. Virtual visits from a telemedicine provider can reassure patients that they can access doctors whenever they need to, and also allows them to report concerns and warnings to reduce the likelihood of any further ailments.
Care is more accessible
Sometimes, finding accessible home care in your area can be a challenge. With telecare, you’ll be sure that you’re receiving the best possible care wherever you are in the country. Forget missed appointments and late deliveries – telecare was designed to run like clockwork and ensure that you’re always being checked and monitored to aid in your health, comfort and recovery.
You can stay at home
If you require monitoring 24 hours a day, then your only feasible options are a hospital admission or a move into a care home. Telemedicine makes it easier for you to receive care from the comfort of your own home, meaning that you will still be able to enjoy the benefits of remaining in your property. This is particularly beneficial if you struggle to settle outside of your home, or you want to stay close to your friends and family.
It’s the future
The future of healthcare is in telemedicine. While telemedicine is safe and well insured, a role in the shaping and ironing out of telemedicine can be exciting for patients. Not only will you be able to give feedback to companies using telemedicine, but you’re likely to be able to try out new products and services that aid in your monitoring and care needs.
There you have it – just some of the many benefits of telemedicine. Whether you’re considering telemedicine in your home or you’re a caregiver trying to explain the benefits to your patients, we hope that this article provided value. If you do have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of the Kentish Homecare team.