Technology is changing how we live our lives. For seniors and their caregivers, advances in tech can make life easier and safer.
Here’s a look at 4 ways technology can benefit today’s seniors and their loved ones.
1. Tech Keeps us Social
From video chat to social networks, we’re more connected than ever and this is great news for seniors. Studies show that our social lives are critical to our health and wellbeing.
Apps like Facebook, Apple’s Facetime, Skype, and more, are free, easy to use, and can keep us connected to friends and family and aware of community events.
2. Tech Keeps us Safe
The vast majority of seniors want to stay in their homes as they age, and medical response systems like EasyCall can help. A personalized medical response button is worn at all times and allows the wearer to summon help with the push of a button.
EasyCall is monitored 24/7 by professional dispatchers who will connect users to family or emergency services in an instant. This technology is keeping more people in their homes and helping them maintain their freedom.
3. Tech Helps with Meds
With smartphone apps and smart devices like Amazon’s Alexa, seniors can get help keeping track of their medication. Older adults often have a number of medications to keep track of, and juggling 5 to 10 different prescriptions can be a major challenge.
Smartphone and smart devices can give visual or audible reminders when meds are due and smart pill boxes can even keep track of medications and contact the pharmacy when it’s time to renew the prescription.
4. Tech Keeps us Active
It’s important to stay active as we age and technology can help us here too.
With video games like Wii Fit and smartphones tracking our steps, it’s easier than ever to make sure we’re getting enough exercise to keep us healthy and active as we age.