Digital World and Seniors and Phoenix Senior Living

30 Nov 2018

People are of the wrong notion about older adults having little know-how or interest in modern technologies like smartphones, tablets or the internet. As per a recent study, they are as much interested in technology as any other young individual. As per a research, the gap in technology use is more to do with accessibility and may have little to do with age.

It can be difficult for family members to look after their senior family members with memory or mobility issues. They can get the best form of care in an assisted living facility where there are caregivers who are well-trained in looking after senior residents. If you belong to the Phoenix region in Arizona, you can book a suite at the acclaimed Anthem Senior Living. Expect for your loved one to receive the best form of senior living in Anthem care and support.

Older Adults and Technology Use– As per a recent study, United States has documented an increase in technology use among seniors. As per the findings of the study, four out of every 10 seniors own a smartphone and the number has doubled since 2013. About 67 per cent of seniors have indicated they use the internet and half of those use broadband connections. One-in-four older adults said they play online video games. Social media usage has also been rising and 34 per cent of those over 65 years of age say they use the networking sites like Facebook or Twitter.

There are some drawbacks that senior people may face with regards to adopting technology- research found that 28 per cent have health problems or disabilities that may inhibit them from using digital devices. But as per another research, adoption rates may be less about age and more about other factors like education, economics or employment.

Mobile Apps– The number of apps in the market geared towards seniors are uncountable. There are apps that help them connect with family, friends and others which helps in battling the social isolation that some seniors feel whereas other apps help them in staying mentally strong. Seniors are mostly into health apps that track eating habits, exercise and even pill reminders or medication trackers. There are cab booking apps, food delivery apps, restaurant booking apps, etc. that are as much popular among seniors.

Above everything else, technology skills on the part of seniors enables them in connecting more with their children and grandchildren. Technology has its uses for all age groups. It has become a way of connecting with others, helping with daily tasks and simply making life easier. Older users are an important part of the digital world.

At Anthem Senior Living, our levels of care offered include:

  1. Long Term Care
  2. Elder Care
  3. Dementia & Memory Care
  4. Parkinson’s
  5. Alzheimer’s Care
  6. Respite Care

Our senior friendly services include medical doctor on staff, registered nurse on staff, awake staff at night, weekly massage therapy, weekly hair and nail services, weekly Bingo and Fresh flower shop, 24 hour assistance provided by certified care giving staff, trained and experience in all levels of care, three delicious home-cooked meals prepared fresh daily, daily stretching classes, daily housekeeping and laundry services, quarterly care plan prepared by facility RN, flexible visiting hours, complete medication management and administration, so on and so forth.

Book a suite today and ensure a longer shelf-life on the part of your senior loved ones.


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