A New Interprofessional Community-Service Learning Program, HATS (Health Ambassador Teams for Seniors) to Improve Older Adults Attitudes about Telehealth and Functionality

Review that describes a new interprofessional community-service learning program geared towards improving older adults’ attitudes about telehealth.

Perceptions of Telehealth vs In-Person Visits Among Older Adults With Advanced Kidney Disease, Care Partners, and Clinicians

Review that describes how older adults with chronic kidney disease, their caregivers, and their clinicians perceive telehealth encounters and ultimately discusses that greater resources are needed to support older adults with chronic illness, limited English proficiency, hearing loss, and limited access to technology.

The Impact of a Telehealth Intervention on Activity Profiles in Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pilot Study

Review that describes a telehealth intervention and its effects on the activity profiles of older adults. Older adults benefit from support transitioning to telehealth.

Telehealth for geriatric post-emergency department visits to promote age-friendly care

Review that describes a feasibility pilot study for older adults that addresses the digital divide, unmet health care needs, and the 4Ms of Age-Friendly Health Systems.

Telehealth Literacy as a Social Determinant of Health: A Novel Screening Tool to Support Vulnerable Patient Equity

Review that proposes the Telehealth Literacy Screening Tool (TLST) as a means of identifying geriatric patients in need of connection to telehealth services.

Perceptions and Uses of Telehealth in the Care of Older Adults

Understanding how physicians perceive advantages, challenges, and uses of telehealth and age-friendly practices in the care of older adults.

Perceived benefits of geriatric specialty telemedicine among rural patients and caregivers

Benefits of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) of geriatric specialty telemedicine service (GRECC Connect) among older patients and caregivers in rural areas

Competencies for video telemedicine with older adult patients

Manuscript describes competencies for telemedicine with older adults for health professionals who treat them.

Connecting the disconnect: Leveraging an in-home team member for video visits for older adults

A study showing gaps in the digital divide between older and young adults using video visits.

Impact of Telehealth on Hospitalization of Skilled Nursing Facility Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This study was designed to evaluate the telehealth and adoption of the technology during the pandemic.

Telehealth with older adults: Getting it right

Telehealth being available for older adults can only have a clear advantage if there are guidelines in place to help facilitate its deployment and use. This specifically is targeted towards older patients who may be “complex” or “vulnerable” in these settings. The guidelines are sorted into 3 main categories in which each domain must be considered in order to ensure high-quality telehealth-facilitated care will be able to properly be delivered to older adults.

Older adults can use technology: why healthcare professionals must overcome ageism in digital health.

Bringing attention to “ageism” and the common misconception that older adults aging >65 are unable or unwilling to use digital health. However, the use of technology among older adults has significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.