We know it can be harder for the older generation to catch on to new gadgets and technology, but what if one were to make their life easier?
According to A Place For Mom, “experts expect aging tech to be a $30 billion market. Here is a sampling of some of the cooler technology out there today, providing independence to our parents, and valuable peace of mind for us as caregivers:
1. Medication Management Devices-
a. Reminder Rosie- Is a talking clock that will say whatever you want. For example: “Dad, it’s time to take your pill.”
b. MedMinder- Is a digital pill dispenser.
c. CareZone- Is a free app you set that buzzes your phone when it’s time to take your pills.
2. S.O.S Safety Devices-
a. Medic alert-like pendants and wristbands- These can be pressed during an emergency to alert professionals and/or family members.
b. Sensors like BeClose, Evermind and Lively attach to objects your parents use most: the bed, a toaster, the bathroom, front door or favorite chair, for instance. You can remotely determine what circumstances merit notification.
c. Making Care Easier or CaringBridge are websites used for sharing resources and information with family members. You can even synchronize your iPhone or iPad to the websites!
a. grandCare- With a large touch screen, residents at home or in long term care have video chats with family, get the news, play games, check the calendar, visit websites, send instant messages, and share photos.”
Would your loved one benefit from any of the above technologies? Many of these are innovative approaches to staying involved in your parents’ health when you can’t always be there. Have you tried any of the above technologies? Did you find it useful? Let us know if the comment section.
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