Benefits of Technology
Rather than being fearful of technology Seniors can find great benefit in embracing all that technology has to offer.
While no technology can take the place of in-person human interaction, video chat services like Skype, or Internet-based communication channels such as email and social media, can supplement seniors’ social interactions when visits with friends and family aren’t possible or too infrequent.
Safety with the push of a button
Any senior that lives alone should have a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS). A PERS device allows the wearer to call for help with the simple push of a button. Both seniors and their families can have peace of mind knowing the PERS can facilitate a call for help in any emergency situation.
Many seniors find it challenging to keep track of their medications. Pill boxes help, but technological solutions that also provide reminders and “time to refill” alerts could potentially aid adherence to the prescribed medication schedule
Smartphone apps and cloud-based health information tracking systems can help seniors and their family caregivers keep information such as medical history, physician contacts, medication schedules, and health conditions organized and handy.
Burnie Brae will be holding a Living with Technology Expo in celebration of Seniors Week 2017. Find out more details by going to our Events calendar and come along on 23rd August to find out more.