The successes — and pitfalls — of using telehealth for home-based primary care

Home-based primary care allows individuals with chronic conditions — especially older people — to stay in their homes longer, so reducing hospitalization rates and improving quality of life. As the COVID-19 crisis has made evident, telehealth can be a useful tool to help connect patients with services remotely. However, experts say it is vital to consider the capabilities of patients when trying to implement an at-home care model — and the capabilities of their caregivers.



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