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Since the advent of the Internet, the online world has evolved more rapidly than most may realize. Advances continue to move at lightning speed. The Millennial Generation may be the first not to know what it is like to grow up without a computer. They are used to quick responses from texting and instant messaging friends and family. That is not the case for all seniors. Many are reticent to embrace technology, some out of fear, others out of frustration. However, the technological advantages of the past decade offer many older adults advantages that their parents and grandparents did not have.

Today’s elderly can stay home and live independently instead of living out their days in a nursing home. With additional assistance from the team at Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke, your loved one can enjoy many years in the comfort of home. We provide a variety of areas of help including companionship services, personal care, meals and nutrition, transportation, and household duties to help keep you or your loved one safe.

3 Areas Where Technology Enhances Senior Care

Technology is not just for the young; it is for the young at heart. It is available to improve life and increase cognitive abilities. Few of us think about living out our final days in a skilled nursing facility. Instead, we believe that we can continue living at home until we pass. The idea of aging in place is growing. Consider the benefits that technology has on these areas of your aged parent’s life:

  • They can stay socially connected. Senior citizens are more likely to become isolated as their mobility decreases. Isolation can lead to depression and other health ailments. Social media, video chatting, and email can help your mom or dad stay in contact with long-distance family members or friends. They can even stay connected with their social circle or what’s happening in the community.
  • They can ensure their safety. Fears of falling, intruders, or even wandering off can be frightening for the elderly when living alone. With webcams, security systems, and GPS, to alert you of problems, you can gain peace of mind that your loved one is safe.
  • They can keep track of their health and medications. Many seniors take a variety of prescription medications. Keeping track of when to take a pill can become confusing. Mobile phone apps help remind your loved one to take their medications. There are even smart pill boxes to ensure the right drug is taken at the right time.

Safeguard Your Senior at Home with Help from Home Instead

Safeguard your loved one and enable them to age in place by using helpful technology and assistance from the team at Home Instead Senior Care. Our caring and highly-trained caregivers aid in ensuring your senior is safe and living independently. We support the elderly and their families with a variety of in-home services and caregiver resources. Keep your elderly parent or family member at home with our help.

Call us at (416) 239-2200 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care for seniors we deliver each day to families in our Etobicoke area..

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