Elder Care Technology: How Touchscreens May Help Your Parents Stay More Independent

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Elder Care Technology: How Touchscreens May Help Your Parents Stay More Independent



Elder Care in Ridgefield, CT

Elder-Care-in-Ridgefield-CTWe live in a world of technology. Gadgets, mobile devices, appliances, and computer technology of all kinds is everywhere, and it is not just for the younger generations. Older adults are using technology more than ever, and many family caregivers are finding that integrating more forms of technology into their elder care efforts for their seniors makes a tremendous difference not just in the effectiveness of their care, but in their overall happiness, health, and quality of life. One piece of technology that is granting seniors more independence and improving their lifestyles in a truly astonishing way is the evolution of the touchscreen. While seemingly ubiquitous across the majority of technological fields, the reality is that this type of technology is actually relatively new, but by introducing touchscreens to your parents and helping them to use them effectively, you can help your older adults gain a greater sense of confidence in their ability to use technology, and allow them to live a more safely and healthily independent life.

Some of the ways that touchscreens may help your aging loved ones stay more independent throughout their aging years include:

• Easier to see. As technology gets smaller and more complex, it gets more and more difficult to see the buttons on the keypads of phones, tablets, computers, and mobile devices. This can make them uncomfortably challenging for your seniors to use. Touchscreens offer larger command buttons and functions, making them easier to see so your parents will use them more comfortably.

• Streamlined commands. Going through a series of commands using a keypad or even a mouse can be frustrating and confusing. Touchscreen processes are by nature simpler and less complex due to the fact that the commands must precisely dictate where the user should touch. This helps seniors who are less familiar with technology, or who may feel uneasy about using complex technology, to more easily use their devices to communicate with friends, family, and their elderly health care services provider, to utilize the internet, or to give themselves a sense of security when they are away from home alone.

• Easier on their hands. Many seniors shy away from using their computers, phones, or other devices because it is too difficult for them to operate the small pieces such as a mouse or small buttons due to pain, stiffness, weakness, or lack of mobility in their hands. A touchscreen, however, does not require the user to be able to grip and manipulate a mouse, or direct their touch very specifically onto a tiny button. This means that even seniors suffering from arthritis or another condition that makes moving their hands more difficult can confidently operate their devices.

Technology can be a powerful force in your elder care journey with your parents. Something as simple as being able to make a phone call to talk to someone or look up a question on the internet gives your aging parents greater control over their lives and the ability to really go out and live them.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Ridgefield, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.

Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury
Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury

Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend our warmest welcome to you and your family as you search for the best home care services for your loved one in need.


I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.


As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.

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