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Helping Seniors Embrace Modern Technology

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on

In today’s world, technology has become a part of everyday life, but some seniors find it difficult to keep up. You can help your senior loved one remain social and boost brain health by learning how to use modern technology. The Chandler senior care experts at Home Care Assistance are here to show you how.

Social Media

Through social media such as Facebook, seniors can connect with countless people from their past, as well as others they share a common interest with. By teaching your loved one how to use social media, you can help him or her stay in touch with relatives and friends both near and far. Many people discuss talk shows, films, television shows, and other interests via these social networks, which can help increase your loved one’s socialization skills.

Mobile Devices

Smartphones and other mobile devices can be great ways for seniors to communicate with family and friends. By sharing videos and pictures on these devices, your loved one can stay connected with important people in his or her life. Using a mobile device can also help if your loved one is living with dementia. Seeing the pictures, videos, and messages may help him or her remember some things, people, or places. In addition to mobile devices, your loved one can also use a tablet, laptop, or computer to stay connected with others.

Internet News

There are countless websites seniors can access to stay up-to-date on current events and news. Seniors can also communicate with their doctors and nurses via the Internet. Many medical professionals have blogs and chats where your loved one can go to seek answers to medical questions or concerns. Navigating the Internet can help your loved one boost his or her brain function as well.

Online Shopping

Your loved one may not be able to go shopping as much as before, but thanks to new advances in technology he or she can still shop at most of the same stores from the comfort of home. When shopping online, you should help your loved one when it is time to enter his or her personal contact and billing information to ensure it is done correctly.

Does your senior loved one live alone and you worry he or she is lacking emotional support or ways to stay mentally active? Keeping your loved one connected to the world and the people he or she cares about can promote his or her emotional wellbeing. Another way to accomplish this is with a Chandler hourly caregiver. At Home Care Assistance, all of our caregivers are trained in the Balanced Care Method, which can boost senior wellness through encouraging sharp minds, social ties, and calmness and purpose. For more information on our senior care services, call one of our friendly Care Managers at 480.448.6215 to schedule a free in-home consultation.