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15 Smartphone Apps for Older Adults to Use While in Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
West J Emerg Med. 2020 Apr 14; 21(3):514-525.WJ

Abstract

The maintenance of well-being, healthcare, and social connection is crucial for older adults (OA) and has become a topic of debate as much of the world faces lockdown during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. OAs have been advised to isolate themselves because they are at higher risk for developing serious complications from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. Additionally, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities across the country have closed their doors to visitors to protect their residents. Mobile technology such as applications (apps) could provide a valuable tool to help families stay connected, and to help OAs maintain mobility and link them to resources that encourage physical and mental well-being. Apps could address cognitive, visual, and hearing impairments. Our objective was to narratively summarize 15 apps that address physical and cognitive limitations and have the potential to improve OAs' quality of life, especially during social distancing or self-quarantine.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.Johnson & Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island.The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island. Brown University School of Public Health, Department of Health Services, Practice and Policy, Providence, Rhode Island.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32302279

Citation

Banskota, Swechya, et al. "15 Smartphone Apps for Older Adults to Use While in Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic." The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 21, no. 3, 2020, pp. 514-525.
Banskota S, Healy M, Goldberg EM. 15 Smartphone Apps for Older Adults to Use While in Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic. West J Emerg Med. 2020;21(3):514-525.
Banskota, S., Healy, M., & Goldberg, E. M. (2020). 15 Smartphone Apps for Older Adults to Use While in Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 21(3), 514-525. https://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2020.4.47372
Banskota S, Healy M, Goldberg EM. 15 Smartphone Apps for Older Adults to Use While in Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Apr 14;21(3):514-525. PubMed PMID: 32302279.
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