Long-term care facilities have turned to the AppointmentPlus online scheduling system for visitation appointments during the pandemic. This has allowed them to control the number of visitors at any given time, thus providing the high-risk population of seniors at facilities a safe way to visit with loved ones.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) - The geographic epicenter for the pandemic has shifted over time, with Latin America currently holding that unfortunate title. But what has not changed is that nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have consistently reported high levels of pandemic-related cases and deaths. Many experts refer to these types of facilities as the true epicenter for the spread of the virus.
As a result, many of these senior care centers have stopped allowing visitors. For residents and their loved ones, this has been devastating. At a time in their lives in which love, support, and encouragement from family and friends is essential, residents feel more isolated than ever. While phone and video calls help, there is no replacement for seeing the ones you love.
But a trend has emerged recently among these facilities. Instead of completely banning all visitors, they are having them make visitation appointments.
AppointmentPlus, an online appointment scheduling system, has seen a surge in demand from these senior care providers. Bob La Loggia, AppointmentPlus CEO, stated, “Ever since the tragedy at Life Care Center in Kirkland, seniors have remained the highest risk age group. And to have long-term care residents being cut off from loved ones has been heart-wrenching. But with so many facilities now moving to online visit scheduling, it’s encouraging to know that residents now have a safe, controlled way to see family and friends.”
With AppointmentPlus, you can easily space out appointment times and set a maximum number of visitors at any given time. This makes the application particularly well-suited to these centers. It also can be implemented in a matter of hours. This allows busy caregivers to focus on those they serve and not on setting up software.
Many of these nursing homes and other assisted living facilities have noted that they plan to continue using the system even after the pandemic has subsided. “AppointmentPlus has had a surprisingly positive impact on us. By controlling the flow of visitors, it has allowed us to plan around activities more easily and plan our staffing better. We are going to make it a regular part of the visitation process,” said a director at a senior care center in Virginia.
AppointmentPlus is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over 10,000 locations use the system, including many nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Nearly a billion appointments have been booked through the platform since inception. To learn more about AppointmentPlus, visit our website at https://www.appointmentplus.com/.