How often have you thought it would be fun to Skype call your mother? When your children chat about texting their friends or posting on Instagram, do your dad’s eyes glaze over as he feigns listening? For the older generations, the world of technology is foreign and sometimes scary. They may think they could never understand terms such as apps, smartphones, or the cloud. While you may be pretty sure mom would love playing games or reading books on a tablet, you may not know the best way to help her.
You can teach your dad and mom to enjoy technology. It takes some time and patience, but it is worth it. At
Home Instead Senior Care Mississauga, our caregivers encourage the elderly and their families to embrace learning new skills. We enjoy providing a diverse range of services aimed at assisting seniors to keep their independence for as long as possible.
Computers, smartphones, and tablets are everywhere. Your parents can keep up with the times when you step in to instruct them. Not only with they benefit from learning new skills, but it will give you fun memories. Use these tips when you are ready to show your loved one some technology basics:
Encourage your elderly mom or dad to embrace learning new skills and expanding their world. Teach them how to use a computer, tablet, or other devices. If you are worried you will not have the time or patience, a
trusted professional caregiver from Home Instead Senior care can help to keep your aging loved one engaged and continually learning.
Call us at (905) 276-2273 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate,
quality home care we deliver each day to families in the Mississauga community.
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