VitalTech announces it is offering senior living and long-term care facilities free telehealth access, allowing residents and caregivers full access to its VitalCare platform.

This initiative is implemented through a partnership with the Ziegler Link•Age Funds, in a joint effort to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

VitalCare’s platform enables providers to screen patients for COVID-19 symptoms remotely to determine if further testing is recommended. It also keeps high-risk and senior populations safer by allowing caregivers to perform routine office visits remotely, VitalTech notes in a media release.

VitalTech’s campaign follows multiple calls for the expanded use of virtual care by the White House. Following suit, CMS vastly expanded telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries to allow patients greater access to virtual care.

“As a provider of virtual care innovation, we feel it’s incumbent upon our company to help in any way we can. The technology available with the VitalCare platform keep seniors and their care teams safer by decreasing the risk of exposure,” says James Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer of VitalTech.

“Immediate and effective diagnosis and decisions are needed to deliver better care. The VitalCare platform provides more than traditional telehealth offerings, including real-time monitoring, communication and convenience,” he adds.

With VitalCare’s HIPAA-compliant platform, caregivers and residents can connect online or through the app to video chat, call or message one another. Additionally, health care practitioners can remotely monitor patients’ self-reported vitals and receive alerts when defined thresholds are exceeded. The VitalCare app is available for iOS and Android users via the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

In addition to the VitalCare Platform, the VitalCare Family app allows family members access to a patient’s health status. It also allows for video calling, giving patients a way to stay engaged—especially important during times of social distancing.

“For your highest-risk patients, our turn-key remote patient monitoring solutions should be considered,” states Peter Ianace, Chief Operations Officer of VitalTech, the release continues. “Our goal is to keep seniors as safe and healthy as possible. The easier the system is to use, the higher the compliance.” 

“Helping seniors, the greatest generation, remain healthy and resilient is priority one right now,” notes John Hopper, Chief Investment Officer of the Ziegler Link•Age Funds.

“Virtual Care is crucial for public health and to help flatten the curve of the Coronavirus’ impact.  We are proud to be assisting VitalTech in launching this initiative in a concerted effort to provide peace of mind and protect the health of residents in senior living communities or a home.”

[Source(s): VitalCare, PR Newswire]