There are numerous technologies that seniors can use daily to stay active, help with daily tasks, help with healthcare, and more.Though technological advances can be overwhelming, so many of them can make life easier for seniors.
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Technology for Healthcare and Medications
If you are taking several medications, it can be challenging to keep track of when you took your medications last. Luckily, there are apps that you can use so that you remain on track and give an alarm to remind you when to take your medicine.
- Pillbox—The app shows you a picture of the medications you have to take.
- Pillpack—Pillpack is a more advanced version of pillbox which synchronizes your prescriptions with your pharmacy and physician. The medications are pre-packaged and delivered to your home. The Pillpack system keeps track of the next time you need a refill.
Technology to Stay Connected With Family and Friends
Two huge issues for seniors are isolation and loneliness, especially this past year. Luckily, smartphones, computers, and tablets allow us to stay connected with family and friends who are always just a button-push away.
You can use voice-controlled smart home assistants—like Google, Siri, and Alexa—to communicate with their loved ones or to set up phone and video calls. These devices can also be used for telehealth appointments when an in-person doctor visit is not possible. Many programs help you to stay connected.
Simple programs like Facebook Messenger, Google Meet, Zoom, and Skype make it easy to video chat with your loved ones.
Technology to Stay Active, Exercise, and Motivate
Exercise is important for everyone, especially to seniors to help us remain active and healthy.
With exercise, you keep your mind and body healthy and there are some incredible devices that can help you with motivation and mobility.
- Fitbit—The electronic device can help you keep track of how much movement you are making and encourage you to have new activity goals.
- Smartwatches—Smart Watches—such as an Apple Watch—help you to set fitness goals and track your heart rate and overall fitness.
At Jacaranda Trace, it’s our mission to provide all of our residents with the tools they need to live their best retirement life, including access to the best healthcare technology. For more information, contact us today to speak with a member of our team or to book a private tour.