Get Access: Geriatric Education on Telehealth

Academic, Service

GET Access is an organization that provides one-to-one remote technological guidance to geriatric patients so that they may use video software to participate in medical appointments and to connect with family & friends.

The coronavirus pandemic put an extraordinary demand on health systems to swiftly shift ambulatory in-person care to virtual care. Geriatric patients face more challenges with video visit access compared to younger patients due to discomfort with technology and less access to devices and internet. This group explores such things as options for the delivery of personalized training to older adults, and brainstorming materials for volunteers to successfully navigate conversations with patients and caregivers.