In this day and age, mobile devices and smart phones are just another way of life for most of us. It’s not very common to come across someone who does not have a mobile phone. Still, many seniors have yet to adopt this mainstream mode of communication. But smart phones and mobile phones provide real benefits to those in senior care in the Burlington area. Read on below for several compelling reasons why every older adult should have access to a mobile device.
For seniors who become bored easily in senior care, the smart phone and mobile device can provide a never-ending source of entertainment. From browsing virtually any topic online to listening to music and audiobooks to playing games that can actually stimulate the brain, the smart phone is ideal to stay busy and entertained.
Keeping in Touch
Smart phones have largely enabled us to stay in constant communication with one another, and this is a huge benefit for seniors receiving in-home senior care. With larger screens and voice command capabilities, making phone calls and video calls and sending text messages is easier than ever. Seniors who feel they have easier access to their friends and family members are much less likely to suffer from loneliness or isolation. Likewise, if a senior becomes in danger or needs to make an emergency call, having a mobile device on hand or nearby can be lifesaving.
Controlling Other Smart Devices
If mobility is a struggle, or learning too much technology is a hassle, one of the blessings of a smart phone is that it can control other smart devices with several apps. Rather than getting up to grab the remote across the room, seniors can use an app to turn on the TV or change the channel. Likewise, a mobile phone can assist with chores like turning on and off the lights, changing the thermostat, and seeing who is at the door to visit.
Ready to learn more about mobile phone benefits for seniors and our senior care services? Reach out to our expert caregivers here at Home Care Assistance of Burlington! We are ready to schedule your consultation.