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Why Seniors Benefit from Embracing Technology

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You may be hesitant to jump on the bandwagon but utilizing technology can make daily living more convenient, whether you live in a senior care facility or independently.

Stay Connected and Reduce Isolation

Keeping in touch with family and friends lowers your risk of loneliness, isolation and depression. FaceTime, Zoom and Skype are video-chat apps that make it easy to have face-to-face conversations with loved ones, even if they live thousands of miles away.

Social media is another platform that will keep you up to date on family news and current events. You can also connect with old friends or extended family you don’t see often.

Improve Health and Safety

Wellness tracking technology helps you stay active and monitor your vitals. Fitness-tracking apps log your daily activity, heart rate and other health statistics, which is especially important for your care team if you live in a senior care facility.

Medical alert technology is available as various wearable devices to improve your safety. For example, you can alert emergency medical services by pressing your alert pendant or bracelet if you fall. Receiving timely medical attention may reduce the severity of your injury and the likelihood of fatality.

You can also schedule remote telehealth appointments or download apps to connect with health professionals.

Maintain Independence

Embracing technology promotes healthy living and supports your independence. You’ll have access to a wealth of remote services at your fingertips.

You can order personal items from the comfort of your home, including:

  • Groceries
  • Medication
  • Medical supplies
  • Clothes

Those services are especially helpful if you have mobility issues, and smart technology is available to schedule transportation services if you no longer drive.

Enjoy Entertainment and Activity

Technology is fun and engaging, too. There are many games and puzzles that will keep you entertained and mentally active, which is important for lowering your risk of cognitive decline.

The great thing about smart technology is you can customize it to suit your wants and needs. Participate in online game nights with loved ones or complete brain teasers. If you aren’t interested in gaming, you can stream your favorite shows and movies. And downloading digital books means you don’t have to worry about running out of shelf space.

Tech Services at SavaSeniorCare

Everyone deserves to continue living a life filled with joy, purpose and meaningful connections. We’ve partnered with iN2L to ensure our residents can connect to loved ones and thrive through the latest technology and engagement applications.

Our new iN2L tablets bring people together, connecting residents with interests that fulfill them. The tablets also enable seniors to share conversations and meaningful experiences with their caregivers and family members.

Contact us to learn about our tablets and technical services for seniors.

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