When four young adults heard their parents describe barriers older patients face with virtual appointments, they created a nonprofit to donate iPhones and iPads to help older Veterans access telehealth services.
Gerofit is a personalized exercise program developed specifically for older Veterans. It’s available free, 24/7. It’s on the VA YouTube page. Here’s all the information you need to add some healthy active time to your day.
The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative is helping hospitals and other care settings implement interventions specifically designed to improve care for older adults. Birmingham VA is leading the way.
VA medical foster homes are a sensible way to deliver 24/7 long-term care for Veterans, says Dr. Cari Levy of the Denver VA Medical Center. Her research has shown cost and mortality benefits, compared with conventional nursing home care.