With rapidly increasing technology, it might be hard for seniors to keep up. As we age, our mobility and eyesight are not as good as it was in our younger years. Operating technology and machinery, and remembering simple tasks might feel a bit more difficult. One solution to helping your aging loved ones is smart technology. Robotic vacuum cleaners, GPS tracking devices, and automatic pet feeders are a few of how we can help our seniors stay on top of their tasks, while also keeping an eye on their health and home safety.
Walking into your dark home late at night becomes much easier when you can simply ask Google Home to turn on the lights, eliminating the awkward fumbling for a light switch in pitch-black darkness. This convenience extends to the benefits of using voice-activated devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home to control various aspects of the home, making it particularly advantageous for seniors with poor eyesight. Voice-activated assistants reduce the risk of navigating the house in the dark, providing a safer environment. Beyond the practicalities, these devices offer seniors a chance to gain independence and empowerment. Moreover, they assist with cognitive functioning and memory, fostering social connection. Seniors can set reminders for tasks such as taking medicine, checking the mail, watering plants, or any other activities that might slip their mind. (Video Strong).