SeniorBridge Skype program featured in The New York Times
The New York Times - May 28, 2010
"SeniorBridge, a national geriatric care management chain, has trained its care managers to connect patients and families with laptops and Skype, not only during doctors’ visits but for special events like birthday parties or just for everyday contact...The geriatric care manager who’d accompanied Mrs. Crawford to the appointment provided the Skype link, bringing along a laptop with a Web cam....
“It makes sense,” the physician, Dr. Richard Zollinger, said afterward in an interview...“what a great way for baby boomers whose parents live halfway across the country to communicate.”
...Mr. Crawford, frustrated by his inability to drive the 400 miles to Charlotte as often as he’d like, appreciated the connection. “I’d do it again,” he said, “to impress upon my grandmother that I care, to show the people who care for her that I’m involved, to ask the kind of questions I’d like to ask. I hope I’m representing her the best I can.”
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