Technology is the realm of the young. That is what most of us assume, but the older generation is bound to benefit more from technology than anyone else.
With technology in the form of digital health software, senior citizens across the globe have access to a ton of opportunities that will help them live well despite any chronic ailments and encroaching physical limitations that they may have.
Well, without further ado, here are some ways in which senior citizens can benefit from digital healthcare software.
1. Managing their medication
While older adults often need medication to improve their health quality, not all of them are consistent in taking them.
Maybe you have an older family member who never remembers to take their medicine. It is frustrating, I know because their health is at stake.
In fact, according to the American Heart Association Cautious, poor medication adherence among the older population in the United States causes up to 125000 deaths yearly.
As if that’s not enough, it also costs the healthcare system an additional $300 billion for extra doctor visits and hospitalization. Thankfully, digital healthcare software has a solution.
Several medical management apps ensure that your loved one takes their medicine accordingly. How do they work? You may ask. For starters, these apps have reminders that remind the user when it’s time to take their medicine.
Also, it gives the user a heads up when it’s time to refill their prescriptions along with a pharmacist’s contacts so that they can easily purchase a new set of medication.
Do you want to make sure that your loved one takes their medication accordingly? Some of these apps have an extra feature that lets you keep track of whether they have opened their pill bottle and how many pills he or she has removed from the container.
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2. Easier organization and access to adult day care services and data
As we all know, adult care provides individual professional therapy and health care services for the elderly; these adult care centers have so much keep in track. From clients’ data, therapy sessions, to mention a few.
Thankfully, adult day care software has made things much more manageable. With this technology, adult daycare centers can keep track of residents’ data, make it more accessible to the clients’ families, enable the residents to communicate with their families, to name a few.
3. Assistance in matters nutrition
Nutrition plays a very critical role in the well-being of senior citizens, especially if they have any chronic health conditions. Senior citizens hardly watch what they eat, considering that they have cognitive impairments.
Thanks to technology, several apps track what and how senior citizens eat. For instance, if a user is suffering from heart disease, the app suggests less or no salt intake, and so on
As much as we want to be around our older loved ones, for one reason or another, we cannot always be there for one reason or another. It’s obvious how this gives us anxiety, not knowing if they are okay or not. Well, thanks to technology, all that is taken care of.
There are a lot of apps that have stepped in to ensure that senior citizens are safe wherever they are.
For starters, some apps alert an older person’s family if they are in a health crisis. For instance, if they have collapsed, they had an accident, to mention a few.
If your loved one lives alone, you can set up security cameras around the house and keep an eye out if you are an intruder.
It is clear how digital health software has come in handy in improving the lives of senior citizens. Well, if you have a senior citizen in your home or you are one and have not gotten on the technological bandwagon yet, it’s high time you do.
About The Author:
Taylor Vander Well heads up Best Practice & Marketing for StoriiCare, care management, and adult daycare software for senior care providers. She loves doing her part to help care providers provide high-quality, person-centered care to their residents and service users.