VALUE: Virtual assisted living umbrella for the elderly - User patterns

Stanley M. Finkelstein, Stuart M. Speedie, Xinyu Zhou, Edward Ratner, Sandra Potthoff

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VALUE is a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a home telehealth program on the ability of frail elderly individuals to remain living independently in their own home as their self-care abilities decline. VALUE uses broadband access to provide virtual visits with a home care nurse, a Web portal for ordering assisted living services, physiological monitoring, and access to the Internet. Subjects were able to use the VALUE program technology without difficulty after a brief instruction session with the nurse.

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.


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