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Telemedicine: Helping older patients navigate common challenges

Putting aside stereotypes and anecdotes about age and technological competence, experts say that issues like vision and hearing loss can make telemedicine tricky for any patient, but especially older patients. However, there are ways providers can help these patients get the best use out of telemedicine. Also, as a high-risk group for COVID-19, elder patients stand to benefit greatly from telemedicine, as it can limit their potential exposure to the virus.

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