GLASGOW — Residents at Signature HealthCARE of Glasgow can avoid trips to a doctor’s office or to the hospital for treatment of some medical conditions thanks to telehealth technology through YourDoc2U.
With telehealth technology, health care providers can talk face-to-face with residents, as well as the staff at the nursing facility via computer screen that sits atop a cart enabling it to be moved from location to location as needed.
Psychiatric and wound care evaluations are the medical services available to the nursing facility residents through telehealth technology.
“If we identify a need with any of our elders, we call the primary physician and ask for a consult with telewound,” said Kim Poynter, director of nursing at Signature HealthCare of Glasgow. “It’s all online. They have nurse practitioners and physicians available. If it’s an emergency situation, like if we have an elder who is having a crisis and needs psych services, we either call in or get online and make an appointment. They are available 24/7.” read more