In an era of digital transformation, the healthcare sector has witnessed a monumental shift towards the adoption of advanced technologies, and nursing homes and assisted living facilities are no exception. Embracing cloud services has become a critical step for these facilities to enhance resident care, streamline administrative processes, and ensure compliance with ever-evolving regulations. This article will explore the myriad benefits of integrating cloud services in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, focusing on data storage, resident care plans, and telemedicine.
Social isolation is a serious problem for the well-being of older adults, especially those who are in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Nothing brought this into sharp relief more than the recent coronavirus pandemic, where lockdowns kept families from being able to visit their loved ones in care facilities. Social isolation increases risk for several psychiatric disorders and can increase the rate of cognitive decline, depression, and even suicide.