While technology can be hard for many elderly people to wrap their heads around in some instances, with the right teaching and education, your eldelry loved one could be much more self-sufficient and connected to the world around them through the use of technology.
If you’re wanting to help make this possible for your elderly loved one, whether they still live on their own or are living in an assisted living facility, here are three ways that your eldelry loved one can be more self-sufficient with technology.
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Choose The Right Tech For Their Homes
Whatever type of home situation your eldelry loved one is currently living in, bringing in some specific pieces of technology can help make life a lot easier and safer for them.
Some of the tech you might want to encourage your eldelry loved one to try could include things like smart smoke detectors, an emergency contact system through a smart watch, contact sensors for their doors and windows, smart locks, camera monitoring, and more. With any one of these pieces of technology, or with all of them, your elderly loved one can not only be much safer and well protected in their home, but they can also better stay connected to you and others that they care about.
Assistance With Safe Driving
One of the hardest things for many elderly people to come to terms with is not being able to drive anymore.
If your loved one is getting older and you’re wanting to help them stay as safe as possible behind the wheel, in-car technology can help. Things like lane assist, braking assist, and backup cameras can help any driver, but especially elderly drivers, to have a much safer experience while they are driving. So while your loved one might be used to their older car, getting something newer for them with this safety technology can be a great idea.
Hiring Out Certain Tasks
As people get older, there are likely some tasks that they simply can’t do on their own anymore. When something like this comes up for your elderly loved one, they can use technology to help them get the assistance they need.
By teaching your elderly loved one how to use certain apps, they can hire people to drive them to their desired destination, do small tasks that they need accomplished, and even have their groceries delivered to them. All of these things can help your loved one feel like they still have control over their lives even if they’re not completing these tasks completely by themselves.
If your eldelry loved one is wanting to be a bit more self-sufficient, consider how using technology can help them to do this.