management of chronic care patients, thus literally saving lives. Baby Boomers want to remain independent for as long as possible. When polled, the vast majority of us would prefer to age in place even after we need daily assistance, and digital health technology will help make that possible. The cost of four days of in-hospital heart monitoring ($30,000) could be reduced by up to 72% through the use of telemedicine and remote monitoring. You can also see substantial savings from using services like Doctor on Demand ($40 per visit) or Teladoc for regular visits and consultations.
New to meditation? No problem. Headspace offers a gentle introduction to a concept that can feel very alien at first. The app eases you into the practice. It starts you off on a free Take10 program, which gives you the chance to meditate for just 10 minutes a day over 10 days.For those who know meditation, there’s a variety of guided breathing and visualization exercises which you can tailor to focus on what matters to you most, with options for those that suffer from anxiety, or those that might need to calm down in an emergency, such as a panic attack.
The app isn't free, but basic starter sessions are. A subscription - which unlocks access to a deeper range of mindfulness exercises up to one hour in length, costs $96 for an annual plan (billed all at once) which works out to $7.99/mo; 12.99/mo for a plan billed monthly; and 19.99/mo for a family plan.
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