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Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors: TIPS

The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties began the groundbreaking TIPS initiative in 2015 aimed at helping older adults self-manage chronic health conditions while avoiding unplanned or emergency medical visits, improving overall health, reducing healthcare expenses and minimizing stress on caregivers and loved ones while remaining independently at home.

Funded by a grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, TIPS uses non-invasive, FDA-approved medical devices to assess the health of nearly 200 seniors at the Jewish Community Center of Scranton, United Neighborhood Centers' Active Older Adult Community Centers in Carbondale, Jessup, South Scranton and West Scranton and St. Catherine's Manor in Dunmore.

Trained student technicians from the University of Scranton measure the seniors' blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, pulse and weight at least twice weekly. The readings are transmitted to a nurse who reviews them remotely and will contact the senior directly at the first sign of concern.

Watch more about this life-saving initiative....


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United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties | 615 Jefferson Avenue | PO Box 526 | Scranton, PA 18501-0526 |br> tel 570.343.1267 | fax 570.969.2977
Wayne County Mailing Address | PO Box 328 | Waymart, PA 18472
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