Technology can improve the ways in which caregivers support the needs of individuals and families.
Technology also helps people maintain autonomy and feel connected to the world.
Today, several rapidly evolving technologies represent the next generation of person-centered care; these are the innovations poised to transform the perception and delivery of aging services:
At Elders Together, we appreciate how the use of certain technologies, such as virtual reality and video chat (e.g., Skype and FaceTime) creates a shared experience between people, giving them time to build on their connection and trust, and sharing directly in one another's delight in the experience.
We also love how virtual reality makes the outside world more accessible to people who can't get out much any more.
Making Sense of Digital Tech and Social Media
Did you know that regular use of websites and email has been linked to a reduction in cognitive decline? Yes, according to The Journals of Gerontology. Scientists found that the ability of older adults to engage, plan, and execute digital actions such as web browsing and email can improve memory.
It's fun and healthy for older adults to learn about the capabilities of digital media. That's why we help you: