Technology can be intimidating for a senior, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are looking to help increase physical activity, stay in touch with your loved ones, or get reminders about medication schedules, there are a plethora of tech solutions that can keep your favorite senior on track!
Technology devices can be a great option to boost physical activity. Not only can interactive game systems, like the Wii, get seniors moving, but it’s also good for mental health too! Tech can be used to keep track of physical activity to encourage seniors to get up and move. For example, fitness trackers and smartphone apps can monitor your steps, distance traveled, and sleep patterns. There are also puzzle apps that can keep the senior mind sharp!
At The Arbors, we believe no senior should ever feel isolated. Luckily, staying up to date with the grandkids can be as easy as using a smartphone. Video chat and social media accounts are great tech innovations that can help seniors keep in touch with family no matter how far away they may be. Plus, you can share your fun and adventures with your loved ones on social media too!
Staying connected can also mean staying safe and protected. Some devices and apps are designed for family to keep track of their loved one’s location, health stats, and even sleep patterns. Utilizing this technology can give families peace of mind that their loved ones are safe and secure, or be alerted to any changes in activity.. Other devices can allow seniors to call for help at the touch of a button.
We all forget things once in a while. Luckily, there’s an app to help with that! Smartphone apps can provide reminders for things like medication schedules, appointments, and events.
The Arbors Assisted Living is a community that encourages seniors to participate in activities as well as encourage their family members to keep in touch as much as possible. Seniors who participate in activities regularly can improve their overall health and well-being. Contact us to learn more about how we can provide your senior loved one with safety and care.