Technology for Seniors

Premier Social Adult Day Services helps seniors achieve a high level of physical, mental, psychological and social wellbeing. Premier Social Adult Day Services provide stimulating physical, cultural and social activities. These activities are intended to enhance the participant’s feeling that they are part of a larger dependable and stable community to improve their physical and mental health.

Social media and technology generally have a bad rep for their supposed negative impact on our wellbeing. However, research reveals that seniors who have an online presence have better mental capabilities than those who refuse to connect digitally. It reduces their risks of developing depression and dementia.

Technology now supports or streamlines many day-to-day activities. This continued technological development is occurring alongside the aging of global populations, creating opportunities for technology to assist older people in everyday tasks and activities, such as financial planning and connecting with friends and family. New technology also has the potential to provide timely interventions to assist older adults in keeping healthy and independent for longer (Geraedts et al., 2014). Older adults are slower to adopt new technologies than younger adults (Czaja et al., 2006), but will do so if those technologies appear to have value, for example in maintaining their quality of life (Heinz et al., 2013).

Education of the untrained elderly is the most essential step in order to become familiar with new technologies. More in detail, this can be accomplished through specifically designed education programs that teach elderly the way new technologies work.

Furthermore, these programs should be also addressed to individuals who belong to the supportive environment of the elderly such as the younger members of the family. It would be beneficial if the younger helped them to familiarize with each object, removing fears of using high technology devices.

Help the seniors in your homes get their digital on! Introduce them to applications that promote physical wellness, so they are motivated to indulge in physical activities. Encourage them to create their own social networking accounts so as to lower their risk of loneliness.

Technology has made it so much easier to get help at the push of a button. However, gadgets can become frustrating at times – even with easy accessibility features, there will be seniors who find technology challenging.

Next time your loved one approaches you, be patient with them. Take a selfie, introduce them to video calling and bring them in the loop!

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