My sister has a saying, Why suffer? And indeed, why. With information at our fingertips. Medical assistance and even medical information, we are at the cusp of new development and break throughs like never before. Yes, even in the telemedicine industry!
Imagine the costs to keep a medically trained person with your elderly family member at all times. Not many people can afford that kind of care even though it is so very needed. What if there were a website that would offer something similar, but cheaper and easier to use? Even assisting in urgent or dire issues, helping you online with advice that may immediately save the life of your family member? What about data and record collecting, scheduling appointments etc? Online medical assistance can take the head ache out of health care!
What would the advantages be for an online medical assistant for you or your family? Well in the first place, treating a disease may be shameful and with online communication, you can easily trust the person on the other side of the screen. Trust is build in a relationship like this and makes it easier to admit to certain problems.
They may even offer self help and help with diets etc. Medical help at the click of a mouse can save not only time and money, but lives. This is an industry well worth looking into. We often have to go to work and leave sickly elderly people at home with no one to notify when there is an emergency. Online medical assistance would be the perfect solution, if they also offer a responsive emergency button which will send an ambulance to the specified address. A call out fee could then be charged. This solution will only be used in extreme life or death situations, but makes for a great added feature.
What about just advice and care? More often than not, care for the elderly involves a lot of talking and concern for their state of mind. One can easily slip into a depression when cut off from family or friends for long periods of time. This is strengthened by illness and may easily cause an older person to lose the will to live. If you could offer them online assistance, the benefits will be more than just physical.
A one stop shop for the aged? Absolutely! Imagine data collecting, scheduling appointments, assisting in physio therapy but also many other experts at the touch of a button. Instead of dragging the elderly to see seven experts in seven different buildings, you can now talk with your medical experts, one by one, on one place. Your home. In the comfort of your own chair, you can discuss diets, alternative healing methods and even psychological help if needs be. Online medical assistance is easy to use and takes away a lot of the stress children experience when having to go to work while an elderly parent may be an invalid especially in another city. Online medical care gives the elderly back a little bit of their self-worth by allowing them to take charge of their own care without endangering their lives. Or costing a lot of money and placing an extra financial burden on any one.
Logging in will allow the elderly as well as their family members to keep an eye on vital statistics even when not in the same city. Take control of your life and use online medical assistance. If certain patterns occur, you will easily be able to work with your online assistant to make sure the healing process take places faster. Nowadays you can even download a specific video for your injury’s physical therapy and you don’t even have to leave your house to do it. Skype is a wonderful communication method if your online medical assistant needs to see you doing the correct exercises.
Navigating the internet may be very daunting for the elderly and online medical assistance should have everything they need in one combined package so as to lessen the time spent aimlessly searching for more than one expert. They should all be on the same webpage and they should be on the same page as you and your family when it comes to caring for your special elderly family members.