The Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda was awarded $862,906 in federal telehealth funding for use during the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced Thursday.

The Federal Communications Commission’s telehealth program supports the efforts of health care providers to continue serving their patients by providing reimbursement for telecommunications services, information services and connected devices necessary to enable telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Jewish Home will use the funds for WiFi extenders/mesh networks, and tablets to enable the provision of telehealth services to underserved and under-connected communities across the state in response to the pandemic.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to health care has proven to be not only a national issue, but also a local issue, and it is imperative that every community is given the tools to access this care as safely and effectively as possible,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “The FCC is committed to ensuring that every state and territory in the United States receive funding as part of this program.”

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