Teletherapy is the process of delivering therapy via virtual platforms, using computers or smartphones. It is just like using Skype or Facetime, except the platform is much more secure, with a qualified medical professional at the other end, rather than a distant relative! This form of therapy offers tremendous benefits, especially for seniors.
Why Teletherapy is a Great Option
Online geriatric care is much more accessible for the elderly. Seniors can find it difficult to travel to a clinic or hospital. They might be housebound due to a medical condition or might not have the means to travel.
Another major benefit that has emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic is the safety that comes with teletherapy. Going out during the pandemic can be risky, especially for people older than 60 and those with underlying medical conditions. With teletherapy, they can get help without having to step out of their home. This is why online geriatric care is gaining huge popularity, with the telehealth industry expected to be worth $20 billion by 2025.
Covered by Insurance
If you are worried the cost of online geriatric care or occupational therapy programs, you will be happy to know it will be covered by insurance companies, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. So, you can receive therapy via house calls. At Costal Home Rehab, we are always happy to go the extra mile.
So, contact us for online occupational, physical, and speech therapy programs for adults.