“Avera eCARE virtual center not only provides around-the-clock urgent care, it also provides ongoing education, patient care and transitional assistance to the facility,” states Jennifer Carpenter, Sr Care Account Executive Avera eCARE
Eagle Grove, Iowa (PRWEB) April 12, 2017
Avera eCARE Senior Care Long-term Care Program connects residents to providers at the Avera eCARE virtual hospital using two-way, audiovisual telemedicine technology. With the help of facility staff, the Long-Term Care Program can accurately assess residents’ conditions. The service helps to reduce transfers to an emergency room, or even to a physician’s clinic which can be uncomfortable, unsetting and costly.
The new service at Rotary Senior Living has numerous advantages and benefits. Jennifer Carpenter, eCARE Senior Account Executive, discussed how beneficial the service is to groups attending the Open House and who also actually participated in two-way video demonstrations.
The discussion focused on the access to a board-certified geriatrician and other geriatric specialists, reduction in cost of transporting to medical facilities, reduces unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations, enhances resources available to long-term care staff, helps to ensure earlier treatment for acute conditions and boosts patient well-being and family satisfaction. All of the services are in direct collaboration and support of the local primary care physicians who provide care to the Rotary Senior Living residents.
“Using the latest in health care technology and remote monitoring of patients, Avera eCARE Senior Care allows a resident to stay in a familiar setting while receiving high-quality health care for needs that require the attention of a medical provider,” states Jennifer Carpenter, Avera eCARE.
Implementation of the telemedicine program provides another level of care to the residents of Rotary Senior Living that is not readily available in other facilities in the region and even across the state. The Rotary Senior Living Board’s endorsement and approval of program demonstrates the commitment to continuously pursing clinical excellence throughout the facility.
Since 2004, Avera eCARE has worked to connect the vast knowledge of specialists to patients in areas without nearby services. Avera eCARE offers one of the largest telemedicine networks in the United States, supporting more than 300 health centers, clinics, long-term care centers, schools, and correctional facilities within a 13-state region. To learn more about Avera eCARE, visit AveraeCARE.org.
This publication was made possible by Grant Number 1C1CMS331325 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies.
Rotary Senior Living is a licensed 42 residential care facility (RCF) and a 46 bed skilled nursing facility (SNF) located at 620 SE 5th Street, Eagle Grove, IA. Facilities include apartments, duplexes, townhomes, and low income housing. The Wellness Center is a recent addition and provides outpatient rehabilitation and community fitness programs. Information on the services provided are available at http://www.rotaryseniorliving.com, on Facebook and by calling 515-448-5124.