Providing patients in senior living with quality care is a team effort—and that team is diverse. It can include multiple doctors, nurses, other caretakers and, of course, the patient’s family. While keeping everyone on the same page can feel all too difficult—especially with people in different roles in different places at different times—it doesn’t have to be. Keeping everyone in the loop is actually as simple as having the right communication solution on a tool you already have in your pocket: your smartphone.
Mobile devices have become ubiquitous in day-to-day life. The majority of Americans own a smart phone and use it not just for personal matters but for professional matters, too. It’s a technology that spans gender, location, profession and age – with 46% of senior Americans owning a smart phone. With smartphones this ubiquitous, it’s not a surprise that senior living residences are starting to leverage smart phones to streamline their operations.
The home infusion therapy market is growing at astounding rates as many long-term, intravenous care patients are now preferring to be treated away from the typical hospital setting. With more patients being treated at home, and at alternate sites, there is an increase in care team members needing to coordinate at-home infusion therapy.