4. Using Technology to stay Connected
Living in an age of social seniors, where baby boomers (55-75 year olds) are venturing online more than ever, means that we can all stay connected with loved ones even more frequently and more conveniently than ever before.
Record numbers of older people are embracing smart and social technology, according to Ofcom
, with a quarter of over-75s using tablets and half of online baby boomers using social media to stay in touch. There's also a whole host of sites specifically targeted at the older adult that allow you to socialise
online so you can connect to new people from the comfort of you own home.
When caring for a loved one, technology can be a huge help. Technological advancements such as smart home systems allow you to control appliances, heating, thermostats and much more via your smartphone at the touch of a button
Systems such as Hive Link even allow families and friends to keep track of elderly loved ones, providing peace of mind wherever you are. Clever sensors on doors and cupboards, as well as kitchen appliances such as kettles, enables you to know that your loved one is getting on with their day as usual. The programme will learn a user’s routine and notify you if they deviate from it, all via app technology.