Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Mary Kate Garrity
Project Title: Virtual Care Conferences: Driving Collaborative Care Planning Through Technology
This project aims to address the logistical challenges of caregivers for seniors and persons living with dementia that prevent or limit their ability to attend in-person care conferences (such as taking time off work, cost of travel, unavailability, or limited proximity). The project will implement Think Research’s Virtual Care platform as a unique opportunity to offer residents’ caregivers the ability to access, manage, and actively participate in their loved ones’ care, regardless of location. By leveraging this technology, we will implement and evaluate the impact of virtual care conferences on facilitating collaborative care planning, improving coordination of care, and reducing stress of caregivers of seniors living with mild to moderate dementia.