May 17, 2017 by Robert Myer
Your senior loved one’s in home caregiver does so much more today. Can you imagine your parent learning how to use their computer, smartphone, and the many Apps associated with the current technology? Interactive caregiving is designed to transform daily care into opportunities for meaningful conversation and activities that can engage and enrich the life of your senior loved one. The caregiver of today is enhancing your parent’s world and introducing them to the technology of the twenty-first century.
In the past, families often handed down their old computer to their mother or father, provided them with five or ten minutes of instructions and expected they would know how to navigate the machine. However, senior brains process information slower and require a more intuitive training. An in home caregiver is an excellent resource for said training, as they develop a relationship with your loved one they get a sense of their style of learning and how best to personalized instructions in a way they will comprehend and be able to use for today’s technology.
Research indicates that when seniors are regularly mentally engaged, they maintain their health and wellness for a longer duration. Today’s technology provides many great opportunities for your mother or father to reach out beyond the comfort of their home. Whether using a computer, Smartphone or a tablet device like the grandPad, your senior loved one can connect with family and friends on social media or through email. Entertainment comes in many forms, including online books and movies, to TV services and online games. Technology is a great tool for deterring boredom and loneliness.
A dedicated caregiver can also assist your parents with linking or setting up medical alert lines as well. For instance, if your parent wears a pacemaker, it may currently be programmed to advise a monitor if it is not working properly. Although your parent will receive an alert, the closest 911 receives a signal too, and a call will be placed to their smartphone for confirmation.
Technology assistance is extremely beneficial, and an in home caregiver is prepared to help your mother or father get onboard.
To learn more about technology assistance services or the grandPad tablet, specially designed for seniors, contact us or call (601) 620-0872 to schedule a free in-home consultation.
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