Co-creating a Virtual Community Care Hub to Support Seniors Aging at Home
Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Howard Abrams
Project Title: Co-creating a Virtual Community Care Hub to Support Seniors Aging at Home
This project aims to build a virtual community health hub for Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) that integrates active and assisted living activities with advances in virtual medicine by working directly with seniors, their families, and healthcare providers. Providing healthy living activities with monitoring and treating seniors in their own building has the potential to reduce 911 calls, trips to the emergency department, hospital bed usage, and admissions to long-term care beds. The result will be improvement in quality of life for older adults and their ability to “age in place”.