Coronavirus Tracker: Senior Care Group Connecting Isolated Older Adults
July 22, 2020
Current updates on association response to the global COVID-19 crisis, along with a roundup of conference, travel and business news and information.
Older Adults Get a Virtual Boost
The Massachusetts Senior Care Association (MSCA) is unveiling a tech system that will allow people in long-term care facilities across the state to have one-touch video visits with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Done in partnership with Livindi, a connected care platform, the program supplies older adults with a specialized, easy-to-use tablet that connects them with caregivers and family members. While more states are beginning to allow visits in nursing homes and assisted living centers, older adults remain isolated, particularly during the shutdown. Approximately one quarter of Americans ages 65 and older are socially isolated, putting them at heightened risk of dementia and premature death.
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