Virtual care is a broad term in which the care provider/ companion remotely interacts with the client. It integrates video, phone, email, and messaging into a person’s healthcare. We at OP Health are providing the idea as a means of convenience and efficiency. Family members might not have to take time off work or find a caretaker for their loved ones. Perhaps the most salient benefit that virtual care offers is accessibility and comfort.
When choosing to age at home, companionship and social interaction are crucial to staying healthy and maintaining a sense of independence. Companionship is as important as assisting with other needs that you may have. The main goal of companionship is to provide social and emotional support to seniors living alone.
Hospital or nursing home stay can be overwhelming and so can any sudden illness which can confine you. We at OP Health can help reduce your stress and loneliness by being your virtual companion. We can do activities such as puzzles and games, read a book of your interest, give you a friendly reminder about your meds and your upcoming appointments, keep a watchful eye on you, make sure you are eating well and do so much more.
Companionship Services are best suited for:
- Seniors living independently in their own homes
- Seniors whose families may live far away and are unable to visit regularly
- Patients in hospitals who need extra support
When it comes to connecting , nothing can replace the human , in person analog way of doing things. But as we maintain physical distancing to keep slowing down the spread of Covid, virtual care continues to play an important role. Now months into the pandemic, extended stay home, stay safe orders are necessary yet also create sense of isolation, stress and underlying anxiety for many . In these unprecedented times, the need for mental health support is greater than ever. We at OP Health have social workers who can help strengthen your coping skills and find effective solutions.