Some Jamaicans, especially the elderly, are fearful of leaving their homes due to COVID-19, but one local company is ensuring that this fear does not cause a deterioration in health by providing access to doctors, nurses and other health professionals who offer home care and write prescriptions virtually.
Ace Total Healthcare was officially started by two military veterans in 2018, but it wasn’t until 2020 that the company started seeing a demand for its services. The company offers telemedicine services, doctor’s visits, at-home nursing care, and physiotherapists. They also offer companion care, so that those who need someone to stay with them during the day can benefit.
Owner of the company, Paul Clennon, said they currently have about 10 doctors making visits to homes to treat ill patients and write prescriptions. There is also the telemedicine option, which is available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.