Family Caregivers’ Experiences With Telehealth During COVID-19: Insights From Michigan

Minakshi Raj, Bradley Iott, Denise Anthony, Jodyn Platt

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Telehealth can benefit older adults during COVID-19. The purpose of this study was to understand benefits and barriers to telemedicine visits for older adults from the perspectives of family caregivers. A cross-sectional, online survey was conducted across the state of Michigan with family caregivers (n = 90) who responded to open- and closed-ended questions. Perceived benefits of telemedicine included access and rapport; barriers included the appropriateness of telemedicine for certain health care needs. Telemedicine is a likely to remain beyond COVID-19 and can facilitate access to and continuity of care. There are barriers, however, that must be addressed, especially among older patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Family Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2022


  • COVID-19
  • aging
  • telemedicine
  • caregivers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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