Shh, this isn't about the solution its about forcing more Apple shit into the market. So what if it isolates people from their families, at least the Appleites are getting some more fuel for their religion.
I have dealt with Apple crap through a number of MDMs including their own PoS offering and while they can work it takes a ton of effort to get around all the stupid nonsence. Kiosk mode Skype probably would work.
To the idiot who was complaining that the tv would have too many cables then recommended plugging in the ipad to a sound system and a TV perhaps an all in one device with all that would work better. I'm sure they have nurses too so either solution would probably work fine depending on them.
Two iPad 2's in the minimal-cost configuration (16GB WiFi). It's probably the same price or cheaper than any other stand-alone videoconferencing solution and dead simple to implement with no PC to maintain or complex wiring. Plus it's portable and considering the relative fragility of the devices if dropped, you can get cases for them that are ruggedized to withstand drops.
It's not about shilling more Apple products, it's about suggesting something that works for the given situation.