Telemedicine use and the reduction of psychiatric admissions from a long-term care facility

Constantine G. Lyketsos, Carmel Roques, Linda Hovanec, Beverly N. Jones

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Abstract

Copper Ridge is a long-term care facility that provides care for persons with dementia and their families from early diagnosis to end of life. A low-cost videoconferencing system was employed in the development of a comprehensive, integrated continuum of care for Copper Ridge residents by bridging long-term care with inpatient psychiatric care at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In this article, we discuss the Copper Ridge/Johns Hopkins telemedicine project and how its operation appears to have brought about a reduction in psychiatric admissions. Telemedicine projects using inexpensive technology over standard telephone lines can be successfully used in long-term care settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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