Healthcare and technologies are the industries that are developed quickly, and it’s not a surprise; the part of new technologies in the life of seniors is getting bigger and more impressive. And it doesn’t matter whether your aging parent lives alone or in an adult home, new technologies can become great helpers and improve mobility, safety and independence of your parents.
Here is the list of the most popular and trendy:
Our list starts with Wi-Fi because it is very important for seniors to feel comfy wherever they work. It’s much better for them to use their laptop on their favorite and cosy couch and feel safe
· Wearable devices that are used for monitoring, recording and then transmitting health information to physicians.
Such devices are very important because doctors can control the health state of your loved ones, ask for a visit if needed or prescribe medicines.
· Wander protection devices, GPS-based systems.
These gadgets help to protect seniors with Alzheimer disease from wondering, which is related to the disease. These devices save from being disoriented and lost.
· Devices that help to control medication.
Such gadgets work perfectly for those seniors who have problems with memory. These devices help to control the medication process. Special reminders can be set for medication intake and monitoring of the whole process is provided.
· Internet-Based Brain Games
There are technologies that help to maintain and improve cognitive skills of your loved ones. These technologies include brain games that help to stay focused.
· Gadgets for caregivers such as video systems.
Video monitoring systems help to observe remotely and respond quickly. However, these systems are not frequently used because they intrude seniors’ privacy.
· Technologies that keep seniors stay socially included and connected.
We always say that social isolation is a murderer for your loved ones. Physical and emotional health can be improved if your loved ones stay connected with others and with things they like.