Any senior that lives alone should have a personal emergency response system (pers) a pers device allows the wearer to call for help with the simple push of a button both seniors and their families can have peace of mind knowing the pers can facilitate a call for help in any emergency situation. Learning new technology skills helps lessen isolation, gerontologists say, keeps the brain active with games like lumosity and allows older people to monitor their own health more closely a robust digital toolbox can even jump-start new careers, as in ms goldberg’s case.
--social interaction tools connect elders and help them remain cognitively stimulated, with two-way video-conferencing, instant message caregiving tools, and entertainment devices for brain fitness designed for elderly computer users, seniorama-pointer by softarama ltd, is an easy-to-use navigation and simplified interface that includes a senior-centric browser, simplified email interface, skype, and a selection of games. Beclose is an innovative aging in place technology that helps seniors, families and caregivers stay in touch using discreet wireless sensors placed in the home, beclose tracks an elderly loved one's daily routine.
Technological advances that can directly benefit the elderly and help promote aging in place include remote sensors, connected scales and blood pressure cuffs and remote glucose monitors there are also apps for medication adherence, voice command technologies, predictive analytics and telemedicine.
The best way to help elders adopt health care technology is to teach them how to use it it's time for our industry to take an active interest in educating older adults about technology because the interest is there. To help older people get started, it's essential to know why they want to learn about digital technology, what they want to use it for and what’s prevented them from doing so in the past that way you can tailor what and how you teach them how to help elderly to use computers. Using technology to help care for the elderly npr's melissa block talks to omar gallaga of the austin american-statesman about the technology and new services available to help care for the elderly.
Physical challenges to using technology: many seniors have physical conditions or health issues that make it difficult to use new technologies around two in five seniors indicate that they have a “physical or health condition that makes reading difficult or challenging” or a “disability, handicap, or chronic disease that prevents them from fully participating in many common daily activities. Unpaid caregivers, like dutro and her siblings, also find technology that's made specifically for older people to be useful one example is a personal emergency-response device called the eddy health alert , a necklacelike gadget that calls for help when the wearer presses a button on it.