Today’s seniors are inundated with an explosion of high tech home health care products aimed at improving their independence and safety and enhancing their lives. In just a few clicks, they can instantly visit with friends and family through Skype, wear a device that connects to emergency assistance if needed, even stay safe from wandering with special sensors attached to shoes or a shirt.
The issue becomes how to encourage older loved ones (and those who provide their home care) to change from a low-tech mindset to accepting all that’s available to them. A recent Caring.com survey showed that as few as 15% of families caring for older loved ones are utilizing technology.
The common complications.
- Time. Finding time to learn and teach something new to a senior loved one is particularly difficult for busy family caregivers.
- Stigma. Many people see the use of some types of technology, such as medical alert gadgetry, as a sign of lost independence.
- Lack of available help. Setting up devices and understanding how to use them causes many older adults and their caregivers to give up on trying to get gadgets to work.
If you’re ready to try and integrate a little technology into caregiving for a senior loved one but are facing these problems, call on Advanced Home Health Care for help. Our sensitive and patient home health care assistants can help overcome the technology hurdles by:
- Making recommendations for technology that suits a loved one’s needs and personality
- Setting up and providing information on how to use the technology
Whether it is teaching someone how to enjoy applications on a tablet device, or setting up a personal medical alert system, we can keep seniors connected to family and friends and help them enjoy life to the fullest.
Contact Advanced Home Health Care through our simple online form to learn more about how we can help your older loved ones. We look forward to hearing from you!