As technology advances, so too do the tools available for providing healthcare to veterans. One potential leap forward in this so-called “telehealth” is the increased use of tablets. Tablets make it easier for people who have difficulty getting out of the house, including many disabled veterans, to speak face-to-face with their doctors. With this new initiative, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hopes to bring VA healthcare closer to home.
The new telehealth program being advanced by the VA is providing disabled veterans with unprecedented access to healthcare professionals. By providing veterans with tablets that can connect to the internet, they can seek guidance from their doctors, nurses and other medical staff, without needing to leave the comfort of their homes. Far from being a mere convenience, this telehealth program allows VA staff to speak to patients who have difficulty travelling to VA healthcare centers more difficult.
Of course, there are certain disabilities that can make any sort of travel difficult, if not outright impossible. Aside from those with mobility issues, there are also many veterans who suffer from psychological problems that can make leaving the house a struggle. Additionally, many veterans live in rural areas, far from any VA center. With this new telehealth program, they no longer need to make the long trek to VA centers to get medical help, saving an enormous amount of time and money.
The attorneys of Sullivan & Kehoe place a special focus on assisting disabled veterans. With over 50 years of combined experience between its lawyers, our attorneys may be able to assist you or a loved one in obtaining VA disability benefits. Call our office at (800) 395 -7830 to schedule a consultation in our New York City, Garden City, Kings Park, Riverhead, or White Plains office.