Using any technology for the first time has some charm to it. But have you noticed the joy on face of the seniors when they use the technology for the first time?
The Excitement is unmatched; it acts as a confidence booster to them and no product can expect a more honest feedback about is usage.
Talk about technology for medication management or to locate a lost Alzheimer’s patient, Technology has grown by heaps and bounds making contributing in making seniorhood more beautiful. The modern technology has lot of advantages.
It can keep seniors connected with the loved ones irrespective of the distance & time constraints, occupied, mentally alert and also safe.
This makes it all the more important to be a part of the high-tech loop. The research by All About Seniors shows that gone are the days when the older people were leery of technology.
So below is a quick checklist about the top 3 devices seniors and their caregivers should eye on-
First & foremost, for most of the technology to be used with utmost convenience, a wireless internet is the primary need. This makes it easy for the residents and care providers to communicate quickly along with using the technology to full advantage.
A good, user-friendly Smartphone is an important need for every senior and not a luxury anymore. Cellphones not only help in staying connected with family and friends but also performs many other vital functions like providing medication reminders and GPS locations. The Smartphone companies are doing their best to contribute to a better lifestyle for seniors. Features like bigger font size or photo speed dialing, voice recognition are a testimony to the above
Tablets and iPads:
Talk about video conferencing with family, playing video games and quizzes to promote mental strength, applications to track the health information, sharing pictures, using emails etc. These lightweight Tablets and iPad are popular amongst the senior age group too. The lightweight tablets and iPads are playing a positive role in the lives of the seniors.
The above are the basic technology need. We would be happy to know which technological device you find the most useful for yourself or your loved seniors.