We are living in unique times thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus which came into our lives in Late 2019. The impact of the pandemic has touched all of us in some way or the other. Economies have been shattered, job losses, socio-mental issues rising, and treatments/care for those with living with ailments and conditions taking a backseat.
What exactly is telehealth? It is defined as the use of various digital and communication technologies such as computers, laptops, mobile phones to connect medical professionals & patients in remote locations and homes for managing various health issues, without meeting in person. Telehealth has been in use in Australia for years to manage the health of rural communities in the great outback especially in the western parts of the country. It is now the buzzword the world over due to the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and the need for everyone to step out less to avoid catching the virus.
Preparing yourself as a family and the patient (adult or child) takes time and getting used to it. So be patient and take it slow to enable the comfort factor to seep in. It may not be everybody’s ideal cup of therapy tea, but it works in many cases and clients don’t have to without their therapeutic services.
How does Telehealth services work with ABA?
Goals of telehealth can include
How to prepare your homes for telehealth services:
In these times of Covid-19, staying home is staying safe. For the elderly, the young, and those with co-morbidities as the risk factor is greater, it is imperative to stay home and avoid minimal contact to risk exposure. To avoid disruption in the ABA or any other therapy process, telehealth services are the best and most readily available solution.