Who do you know who does not yet have a smartphone or a mobile device? If you are hard-pressed to come up with an answer, we’re not surprised! Almost everyone these days has one. Still, there are many seniors in the Dayton area who have not fully adopted this mainstream mode of communication. But we think they should! Mobile devices and smartphones provide several essential benefits for older adults. Take a look, because we’re sharing some of them below.
For seniors who struggle to stay entertained in senior care, the smartphone could be the answer to their problem! For those who seek to be busy, there are endless streams of entertainment, whether browsing online, playing games to stimulate the mind, or listening to music and audiobooks. Mobile devices are ideal to fight off feelings of boredom.
Keeping in Touch
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for those in senior care to experience feelings of loneliness and isolation. But thankfully, mobile devices can help prevent those feelings! Keeping in touch is simple thanks to our phones, and we can even be in constant communication with one another if we wanted to. With many phones coming equipped with larger screens and voice command capabilities, it is easier than ever for seniors to send a text, make a call, or video chat with family and friends. These features are also ideal should a senior find themselves in danger and need to make an emergency call.
Controlling Other Smart Devices
Smart phones are known as ‘smart’ for a reason! They have the ability to control other smart devices in the home all from the phone’s one central platform. This makes tasks like turning on the TV, flipping light switches, changing the thermostat, and even answering the door so much easier for seniors. They are perfect for seniors who may struggle with mobility, memory, and learning various technology.
We hope this information has helped you decide if a mobile device is right for your senior! Reach out to our expert caregivers for more advice and to learn about our senior care services. Home Care Assistance of Dayton will schedule your consultation and help you build a customized care plan for your senior!