How seniors can slowly embrace new technologies
Many seniors fear new technologies in our high-tech society. Some feel as if it’s too complicated to learn to use, others feel as if they might break such expensive equipment, and others simply don’t see the need for more new innovations, and prefer sticking to their own habits. It can be very positive to put some of those fears to rest. Assistive devices, mobile apps, and medical alert systems are all available on many mobile devices, which can all work together to keep you safe and healthy from home!
Here’s a small list of a few ways elderlies can slowly embrace new technologies:
Firstly, Fitbits can provide health information to seniors, their loved ones and their health care team. It connects to your tablet or smartphone and can be worn as a watch. Your activity level, heart rate, and other health information are all tracked through these devices. Since last year, these prices have decreased to make these products more affordable and accessible!
Secondly, there are many features and capabilities available on Amazon Echo Dot that are worthy of seniors. You can easily take them anywhere and they are voice-activated. There are features developed for the ADT and Ring security systems that can be integrated, including privacy protection, hands-free calling, and voice control for locking doors, adjusting alarms, receiving news updates, and turning on lights and thermostats. Stream music, create grocery lists, chat, play games, and check the weather are other fun/less complex features.
The Grand Pad:
Thirdly, Tablets can be incomprehensible and complicated for our loved ones, which is perfectly fine. Seniors can play games and listen to music on the GrandPad, use video chat and stay in contact with family members using its private family network.
Furthermore, members can update their contact information and upload photos through the family network. A user can access unlimited support, use voice automated email and enlarge text to make it easy to read. It is free of scams and spams.
Health and mobility devices:
There are many different health and mobility technologies for seniors, such as stairlifts and scooters.
- Those who have trouble walking long distances can benefit from mobility scooters. It is ideal if you have arthritis, osteoporosis, or Paget’s disease of the bone. The basket on the scooters is also useful for storing shopping bags.
- The use of stair lifts is gradually becoming more common among the elderly. This is an excellent investment for anyone who does not already have one.
- With them, you can easily climb and descend stairs without falling. Being safe in your own home is a great feeling.
In conclusion, we hope that you find these technologies tips helpful. If you have any questions or feel as if we could include more or better advice, do not hesitate to reach out to our team.