OMAHA, Neb., May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Now more than ever, older adults are using technology to stay connected
"Staying up-to-date with technology can be extremely valuable for older adults," said Lakelyn Hogan, gerontologist and caregiver advocate at Home Instead Senior Care. "Whether using a device to video chat with loved ones, schedule online appointments or catch up on current events, it's now easier than ever to be connected to the world from the comfort of your own home."
In addition to remaining socially connected, technology can provide significant benefits for older adults, making life easier and more enjoyable. For example, seniors are now able to access bank statements and pay bills online, order groceries to be delivered, fill prescriptions remotely and even stay mentally and physically active with the help of countless apps.
However, as digital adoption grows, some older adults still face challenges using devices and adjusting to regular changes and updates. In fact, the study by Pew Research Center also found that nearly half of seniors rely on the help of a loved one to set up or teach them how to use a new electronic device.
Home Instead recommends the following tips to help older adults embrace technology:
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