Every day Technology is growing and advancing, which can be really frustrating for many elderly people who are trying to keep up with the latest advancements.
However, once we look past the frustration, technology can help seniors to maintain a healthy and fulfilling life.
Here’s how seniors can benefit from technology…
Socializing: Technology these days allows us to communicate effortlessly with our loved ones. Whether it is through a video call on Skype or a chat on Facebook, many devices are easy to use and can be programmed to personal needs. Tablets and smartphones can be set to display larger buttons and text as well as have messages read out loud to avoid straining the eyes over tiny words. Seniors can easily socialize with their friends and contact their Family without having to struggle to leave their home.
Safety: Seniors should not live in fear, and no family members should fear that their elderly family member could be in danger. There are some great personal monitoring systems out there that keep track of the wearer’s motion, vital signs and location as well as an emergency button to call for help. Home security systems can also be linked to apps on family member’s phones so they can be notified of any suspicious activity or a possible break in.
Entertaining: Not only do smartphones and tablets offer many fun apps and games, but it is also possible to stream a senior’s favourite TV series onto their TV. With the introduction of all these new smart TVs it is now possible for seniors to have easy access to shows, movies, games, etc. with one easy to use remote.
Convenience: Thanks to all he advances in technology, it is possible to sit in front of a computer, laptop or smartphone and shop for basically anything at all! Groceries, shoes, furniture, etc. simply press a button and the items will be dropped outside your door. This benefits seniors who find it difficult to leave home on a regular basis and need assistance.
Technology is ever-changing and advancing. Our senior community needs put aside the frustration of learning something new and embrace it with open arms – it will only have great benefits!
For those who are looking to learn more about technology - contact The Computer Guyz in Cape Town or Centurion and we can assist in anyway we can!