Telemedicine for Older Adults

Older adults represent 25% of all physician office visits in our country. [i] There is a need for more physicians and other clinicians who are trained in the care of older adults. Some older adults may have challenges with access to care due to mobility and transportation, which has been further compounded by the public health issues of COVID-19. Telemedicine is a ready solution for access to geriatricians and other specialists in the care of older adults.

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Consortium On Aging Luncheon

The UTHealth Consortium on Aging and Dr. Carmel B. Dyer hosted a luncheon on September 20, 2019 at the Junior League of Houston. The event titled, “Visionary Senior Health Care” raised awareness of issues older adults and caregivers face when seeking access to quality healthcare in Houston. Local KTRK 13 anchor, Melanie Lawson emceed the luncheon and moderated a panel discussion about senior healthcare in the Houston area. The panel featured a discussion with three local clergy, Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza, Reverend William A. Lawson and Rabbi Samuel E. Karff. The luncheon attracted over 180 Houstonians in support of the Center for Senior Medicine at UTHealth.

This video chronicles the September 20th Visionary Senior Health Care luncheon