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The uses and benefits of telemedicine are surpassing what so many thought could be possible for the aging services industry. (Photo: Shutterstock) The uses and benefits of telemedicine are surpassing what so many thought could be possible for the aging services industry. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Telemedicine has become a valuable medical technology and resource during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Medical professionals and patients recognize that telemedicine is no longer solely about convenience; however, it offers a safe alternative to the traditional methods of delivering an array of medical services. Although telemedicine has been available for years, the current pandemic has accelerated its adoption within the broader populace.

According to McKnight’s Senior Living, nearly 110,000 people who are older than 65 years of age have died from COVID-19, and millions more continue to be affected by the pandemic. The aging services population is experiencing unprecedented restrictions due to their increased vulnerability to the virus, including such activities as routine medical office visits.

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