Loved ones in our community want to take control of their own health and live independently, but they can’t without your help.
Through the first wave of COVID-19, Manitobans have seen communications technology used in health care like never before. While people stayed at home—and continue to exercise caution—to avoid contracting the coronavirus, doctors, nurses, and other health care providers turned to technology to stay in touch with patients.
Physicals by phone. Skin exams by Skype. Counselling by Zoom. These are the types of care we have seen through the pandemic in Manitoba and, indeed, throughout the world. And there is little doubt that the health and social care system will have to continue to use and adapt these technologies through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. New communications, diagnostic, and telemonitoring technologies are essential and beneficial components of the new normal in health care, particularly for older Manitobans and persons of all ages living with disabilities.
Even before the coronavirus started to dominate the health headlines in early 2020, Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg and the College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Manitoba started working together on an ambitious and exciting program to accelerate the use of new communications, diagnostic, and telemonitoring technologies to improve patient care, enhance patient well-being, monitor patient safety, and provide families with peace of mind as their loved ones are equipped and supported to live independently.
Technology for Assisted Living is virtual care, but a real solution for a changing health care and demographic landscape.
Your support will help Manitobans live well at home as safely as possible for as long as possible, with a sense of dignity and independence.
The Campaign in Brief
-Dr. Reg Urbanowski, Dean, College of Rehabilitation Sciences; Project Lead, Technology for Assisted Living
To learn more, please read our Case for Support.