Technology Enablement for Older Adults (TEA)
As of 2019, 31.9% of older adults still did not use the Internet – a staggering percentage that would prove even more problematic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), virtual care jumped from 1.6% of total ambulatory visits in the second quarter of 2019 to 70.6% in the second quarter of 2020; according to AgeWell, 66% of older adults in Canada have felt isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the same percentage of older adults believe technology advances can help to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on daily life.
Getting older adults to take charge of their digital literacy journey is by no means an easy task, but it is necessary and possible in today's world. In alignment with Baycrest's values, we also see this task as a moral responsibility to our community. Therefore, as a response to this crisis, BIO - in collaboration with various partners across campus and beyond - developed the 'Technology Enablement for Older Adults' (TEA) program. Click below to learn more about the initiative.
What is the TEA program?
How did Baycrest's deep domain expertise contribute to the creation and scaling of TEA?
What were the outcomes of the TEA program?
What should I do if I've identified needs or opportunities for the TEA program?
*Video below is an example of a telepresence robot being used in a clinical setting.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Stop by our office for a cup of coffee or contact us at email@example.com and share your thoughts and ideas for the robot, request a demo, or suggest a name for the robot! Let us know if you have additional uses in mind for the robot and would like to test it out with your team.
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