Core Principles

Members of the Collaborative for Telehealth & Aging (C4TA) created a set of recommended principles for delivering telehealth to older adults to account for their unique needs. Each principle has associated guidelines that serve as more specific goals that telehealth programs and providers can aim to achieve. Click on the "Learn more" buttons to learn more about each principle and accompanying guidelines.

Equitable & Accessible

All people should have equal access to the same level of high-quality care regardless of age, ability, socio-economic status, or health and technology literacy


Older adults should be at the center of decision-making—accounting for their care preferences, goals, wishes, abilities, support system, and conditions

Integrated & Coordinated

Systems should facilitate access to the information and support necessary to provide quality care to older adults, including communication between and within systems and stakeholders

Principles and Guidelines for Telehealth & Aging

Download this comprehensive set of provider-focused telehealth principles and guidelines to have anywhere and everywhere you are!

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Perceptions and Uses of Telehealth in the Care of Older Adults

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Telehealth with Older Adults: Getting it Right

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Development of Telehealth Principles and Guidelines for Older Adults: A Modified Delphi Dpproach

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In the News

Senior Living Faces Unique Challenges in Implementing Widespread Telehealth Use

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The 3 Principles That Make Telehealth for Older Adults Successful

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Clinicians Reluctant in Providing Telehealth Care to Older Adults, National Survey Finds

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