People over the age of 65 are increasingly embracing the latest technologies and using them to benefit their daily lives. Whether you’re looking to enhance your connection with the world, get the most out of your health care resources, or make everyday tasks easier, technology can be your ally when it comes to senior living. As a tech-savvy senior, you’ll enjoy several distinct advantages that will make it well worth the effort and time investment to learn to use technology. Let’s look at what they are and see if we can’t get you started in the right direction!
People over the age of 65 who embrace new technology have a greater sense of security and peace of mind. Many family members use advanced technologies, such as video monitoring systems to protect their homes from intruders and ensure they’re safe from fires and floods. Additionally, more individuals are turning to GPS tracking for help with emergencies. These tracking devices allow those over 65 in the family to be found if they’re lost or stranded somewhere. Advanced technology also provides a convenient way for family members to stay in touch with loved ones no matter where they are in any part of the world. With Internet access on many smartphones (and computers), family members can check up on their loved ones when they need them most—even if it’s just to send an encouraging note or video chat for some quality time together.
Internet connection is a great way to connect with family and friends, especially for family members who feel isolated. Many family members visit sites like Facebook and Twitter regularly to stay in touch with distant loved ones. Family members can also benefit from using social media platforms such as Twitter and Google+ when they’re traveling. The ability to instantly share photos or check-in when you’re on vacation can make your trip seem less lonely.
Technology is a beautiful entertainment platform, whether you are streaming videos or playing games online. It’s great for staying in touch with friends and family far away, especially if they have access to social media. Technology can also be used to keep current on current events, weather alerts, etc., so seniors don’t feel so isolated from world events that may impact them or their loved ones. So technology gives adults over 65 ways to stay connected socially and stay informed about what’s going on in their community.
If you use a computer to help you manage your medications, it is good to keep track of your dosages. If you take multiple medicines at different times throughout the day, having everything in one place makes it much easier to ensure that you take them properly and don’t make mistakes while keeping track. Additionally, using a computer for medication management allows you to document side effects and any changes in your condition, which may be helpful if your physician needs to know details about what is going on. Using technology allows older adults living alone to have an easy way to maintain their medication schedules even when they might not have other people around who can check on them regularly.