Is Technology good for seniors:

In this article , I’m going to be talking about the reasons and the impact technology has has on seniors . Firstly, over the last few years, older adults have made up the fastest growing segment of the online population, more and more people over the age of 60 are going online and connecting with the world through outlets like Facebook, Google, and Yahoo. They are emailing, texting and even blogging. Secondly, technology is having a positive impact on their lives, allowing them to communicate with family more often, reconnect with old friends, keep up with community developments and stay connected with others who share similar interests.

Why is technology good for seniors

The most important benefits modern technology has afforded us is the ability to communicate and socialize easily and the availability to communicate has helped seniors combat feelings of depression and isolation.

Why is technology good for seniors

Socialization

Another way technology has improved the lives of seniors is by allowing them to socialize easily., socialization is the activity of mixing socially with others. It intends to encourage and develop relationships, establish good communication skills, and promote a sense of community. Socializing keeps people young at heart, emotionally vibrant, and mentally sharp.

From a younger age, socialization helped us develop who we are, and as we get older and continue to enjoy life.One of the most important thing is that seniors have a social life to help maintain a healthy physical and emotional balance. For example, technology like, Phones, and computers, offer seniors an easier way to keep them socializing. Most importantly, these devices offer the opinion of texting, emailing, video calling. And other documents read loud so we do not worry about leaving the comfort of our homes.

Safety

Another way technology has improved the lives of seniors is by ensuring them their safety. One of the most important things in anyone’s life is safety. No one wishes harm on anyone, especially, our loved ones. We want them to live a healthy life, even when they do not live with us. Thanks to the Advancements in technology, no senior has to bear the fear of being alone in their own home anymore. And, no family member has to worry about allowing their loved ones to do so.

Technology like, Personal monitoring devices, has been put in place to do everything from monitoring the wearer’s motion, sleep, location, and care patterns. So that an alert can be sent to family members if a change is noticed, seniors can call for help with just the simple press of a button.

There is several fantastic wireless home security systems that link up to apps, that allow family members to receive notifications if doors or windows are not locked, or if an outsider is detected in the senior’s home. Even when a family member is across the country, they are able to still monitor and protect their loved one.

Entertainment

Finally, technology has improved the lives of seniors is by keeping them entertained. Entertainment brings people together, and this an excellent way for the entire family to bond. It diverts people’s attention from their demanding lives and amuses them in their spare time.

First, entertainment brings happiness, which is a fundamental and powerful medicine that aids health and wellbeing. We want our loved seniors to stay healthy and happy, even when getting out of the house is  not something we can do for them all the time. This where technology comes in hand. Smart phones and tablets offer access to numerous games, and even high quality movie and tv streaming services that are quite easy to use. With the introduction of smart TVs, it is now possible to purchase a television for a senior that has streaming service apps already installed into them. They can easily access all of their favorite shows and films with one easy-to-use remote.

Convenience

Thanks to modern technology, it’s now possible  to shop for your groceries or other desired items online or through an app and have them delivered to your own front door. There is many services that allow seniors to simply press a button if they require a refill of anything from paper towels to peanut butter, and the items will be dropped at the senior’s home. There is no need to get up and go to the bank to pay bills, this has all been possible through technology. It has allowed for several other apps, such as quick transportation services, prescription refills, and meal delivery services.

Technologies for Seniors

Hero digital pill dispenser;

The Hero Pill Dispenser is designed to help you improve your adherence to the medication regimen prescribed by your healthcare providers. By helping organize your medication, reminding you which pills to take, even when to take them, and when a refill of prescriptions is needed.

features:

  • Password protected
  • Notifications of when medication is low
  • Free shipping and returns
  • 30-day free trial
  • Free software updates
  • HIPAA-compliant security for all data
  • 24/7 support team

 GrandPad

GrandPad is a simple and secure tablet computer that digitally connects a senior to their family and friends. The senior can easily view family photos and videos, play games, see weather for each family member, listen to music, check emails, make phone calls, place a video chat, and much more.

features:

  • Safe from scams and spams
  • Unlimited access to a support team
  • Sends voice-automated emails
  • Enlarged text for easy reading

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation)

Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses the same far-field voice recognition as Amazon Echo. Dot has a small built-in speaker that also connects to your speakers over Bluetooth or with the included audio cable. Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more – instantly. Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even while music is playing.

 features:

  • Privacy protection
  • Hands-free calls
  • Voice control to lock doors, turn on lights, and adjust thermostats
  • Fabric design

 Ring Video Doorbell

All Ring doorbells detect and capture video for motion within 30 feet, which instantly sends a push notification to your device. The Ring app, available for free on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices, allows you to see an HD video stream of the person at your door and speak to them using two-way audio communication

features:

  • Night vision
  • Advanced motion settings
  • 1080p HD video and two-way talk
  • Works with Alexa

Fitbit Versa 2

It counts your steps, logs exercise minutes, records your heart rate, and monitors your sleep. You can view your real-time stats on the watch or open the Fitbit app on your phone. Navigating the watch is primarily done through taps and swipes on the display.

features:

  • Sleep tracker
  • Personalized clock face
  • Fitbit pay
  • 24/7 heart rate tracking
  • Built-in Amazon Alexa