Menorah Manor introduces new telemedicine program

The Marion and Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center at Menorah Manor has partnered with BayCare to launch an innovative telemedicine program.

The eCare program, which is only available at a select group of high-quality skilled nursing facilities in Tampa Bay, uses mobile technology to provide extra medical support for residents during the evening hours and prevent unnecessary trips to the hospital.

“If there should be a change of condition in a resident’s health from 7 PM to 7 AM, Menorah Manor nursing staff can enlist the assistance of a geriatric nurse practitioner from BayCare,” said Dr. David LeVine, chief medical officer at Menorah Manor.

Menorah Manor nursing staff can connect the geriatric nurse practitioner to residents by using a rolling digital tablet with two-way audio and visual capability. This technology allows the nurse practitioner to interact with and evaluate residents, providing them with a care plan immediately and in the comfort of their own rooms.

“We are hopeful that this exciting cutting-edge technology can improve the level of care at Menorah Manor and help prevent unnecessary hospitalizations,” Dr. LeVine said.

About Menorah Manor
Menorah Manor, a not for profit community sponsored organization, was established in 1985 to provide the best possible care in a warm, homelike Jewish environment to the seniors on Florida’s gulf coast. Its services include skilled nursing, assisted living, alzheimer’s care, rehabilitation and adult day care.

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