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Technology for Remote Caregiving: A Guide for Caregivers Providing Care at a Distance

Published:August 07, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.04.019
      Older adults with poor physical or cognitive function often require support from their caregivers. Proper care can improve function, safety, and quality of life. Many caregivers are unable to attend to the needs of their loved one in person because of time constraints or physical distance yet are still committed to overseeing their loved one's well-being and needs on a regular basis. This is true whether the person lives in their own home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home. Mobile phones and personal computers can help caregivers communicate with their loved ones and provide care remotely even when in-person care is not possible.
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