Technologies That Improve the Lives of Seniors
Pendants you press in case of a fall have existed for some time, but a new device being used at the Edgemere Senior Living Community doesn’t require a button. Instead, it senses the motion of the fall of the wearer, and signals the recipient with the wearer’s general location. This is one of many new technologies now improving the lives of seniors. For individual use, there are now internet games that can help improve cognitive skills. For caregivers, there are online matching services. There are even several programs for communication that can help keep seniors from being socially isolated a major cause of depression.