Providing telehealth services for elderly people is becoming a growing clinical interest. Older people have growing service needs and may not be able to access in person services due to health, transportation, and support caretaker availability barriers. As the general population grows older, the prevalence of dementia is increasing. In Canada across all of the provinces, elderly Canadians may live in remote areas where service options are unavailable. With the growing population of elderly people in Canada and the lack of resources available for elderly people living in remote areas, researchers began to ask questions regarding the feasibility, receptiveness, and implementation of telehealth deliverability and impact of services for elderly Canadians and their caregivers in rural Saskatchewan.
Here is what researchers learned about providing telehealth services for elderly people and their caregivers: