It may surprise you to learn that there are actually a lot of electronics and technical gadgets seniors can enjoy. If you’re looking after a senior loved one in your life, Sacramento Home Care Assistance professionals hope you will consider getting one of the following electronic gadgets to help your loved one have fun and maintain independence.
Many seniors enjoy reading as a way to pass the time. If your senior loved one has a passion for books, consider bringing him or her into the digital age with an e-reader. From simplistic readers to full-fledged tablets, there are a variety of companies and models you can purchase. Turning the pages is as simple as the tap of a button or the swipe of a finger. E-readers enable users to make the page brighter or the text larger, which is great for seniors with diminished vision.
While you probably haven’t heard of these electronic pillboxes for seniors by Miguel Vaz, your senior loved one’s memory and health will thank you for purchasing this useful device. The box holds your loved one’s medications in separate compartments and can be programed to alert seniors when it’s time to take their pills. Another perk is that the 3Medi is small enough to fit in a pocket. With help from this practical gadget, your senior loved isn’t likely to forget to take his or her medication.
These keyboards are generally compatible with most computers and smart televisions. The keyboards are designed with high contrast colors to make them easier for seniors to read and use. Additionally, the letters on the keys are much larger and bolder than the lettering on standard keyboards. Likewise, the keyboard itself may be larger, allowing for larger sized keys that are user-friendly.
This iRobot vacuum cleaner will sweep your senior loved one’s floors all on its own. The Roomba has come down in price considerably in recent years and has become more user-friendly, as well. Now Roomba comes with features like timed cleaning and the ability to take itself to a charging port and charge itself without any help from your senior loved one. For seniors who are no longer able to vacuum or who simply don’t want to, the Roomba can be the solution. Roomba can navigate from room to room without falling down stairs or getting stuck, meaning it couldn’t be easier for seniors to have the clean floors they desire with little effort on their part.
As seniors age, they often grapple with the thought of losing their independence. The gadgets listed above can help your loved one maintain their independence while offering much-needed assistance around the house. Some seniors require more than technological assistance, which is where the professionals at Home Care Assistance can help. In addition to helping seniors with daily activities around the house, we also specialize in comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, stroke, and Parkinson’s care Sacramento seniors can trust. Call us today at 916.706.0169 to learn more and schedule a free consultation.