How Technology Benefits Senior Citizens – Part II

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How Technology Benefits Senior Citizens – Part II

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How Technology Benefits Senior Citizens – Part II
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GPS MOBILE SYSTEMS GPS technology can help seniors find their way around town with easy-to-use apps compatible with smartphones and Apple Watches. For friends and family members, GPS technology can also help keep track of each others’ location. This could be especially beneficial for seniors with dementia or other cognitive impairments. Wearable tracking technology is also capable of sending real-time GPS locations to friends and family, offering safety and peace of mind. 95% of seniors aged 65+ own a cell phone. 58% of seniors think technology has a mostly positive impact on society.

NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION Rideshare companies such as Lyft have been branching out from their competitors to provide features for ease of use among all users.  Seniors can use apps to schedule rides to hospitals or medical appointments, helping them avoid unnecessary taxi or ambulance costs. Seniors don’t have to rely on friends or relatives for transportation either, which could mean huge boosts in independence and confidence, as well as more flexibility and opportunities for social interaction. 73% of rideshare users feel that services like Uber are good options for older adults with limited mobility.

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