Oncology Nursing News: Older Patients Are Comfortable With Telehealth and Prefer It as an Option
A survey by Independa, a health care technology company, found that adults older than 70 years had a high comfort level with telehealth and preferred having it as an option. Of those surveyed, 93 percent of adults older than 70 years said they would like a telehealth option compared with 84 percent who said the same thing in 2022. Approximately 86 percent of older adults had a telehealth appointment in the past year compared with 75 percent in 2021. Of those who had a telehealth appointment, 85 percent enjoyed the experience compared with 74 percent in 2020. Findings indicate a new norm to deliver more flexible and personalized health and wellness options for older adults.