Tidelands Sets Up Telehealth Services for Therapeutic Purposes | Covid-19 coverage
Tidelands Health announced on Tuesday that it has set up a telehealth service so patients can undergo recommended physical, occupational and speech therapy without going into public amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tidelands said its 12 rehabilitation service sites are now equipped for the telehealth visit.
Therapists can demonstrate techniques through a computer, laptop, or smartphone equipped with a camera and provide feedback.
Therapy is an important part of recovery for many people who have had surgery. Therapy can last longer than two months in some cases, and the most vulnerable populations can stay safe by not leaving their homes.
“Many of our patients – especially older adults who are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 – do a great job adhering to social distancing recommendations and staying home,” said Frank Moreno , clinical coordinator of outpatient rehabilitation services. Now, by using this new telehealth option, they will no longer have to worry about falling behind in their therapeutic progress.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people stay home and not go outside unless absolutely necessary, to slow the spread of the virus. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an order on Monday to stay home except to go to work, exercise, see family or obtain property and essential services.