How Technology Benefits Senior Citizens – Part IV

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MEDICATION REMINDERS – Thanks to modern technology, seniors don’t need to rely on brightly colored pill boxes to remember to take medication. There are many smart devices, apps, and wearables that can make sure seniors are taking the right pills at the right time. For example, the AdhereTech internet-connected smart pill bottle glows blue when it’s time to take medication, and if the senior misses a dose, a chime goes off to remind them.  It can also alert caregivers or family members to missed doses.

Apps such as WebMD feature intuitive medication reminders, and can be installed on wearable devices like the Apple Watch. The WebMD app displays on-screen instructions for taking medication, as well as the medication’s name and dosage. 90% of seniors would prefer to age in their own homes instead of care centers.

FOOD AND GROCERY DELIVERY APPS – Meals on Wheels was the original senior food delivery service, bringing meals to those unable to prepare their own food. But the ease and immediacy of food delivery apps and home grocery delivery can have huge benefits to seniors as well—and there are many reliable apps and local services out there.

Apps including Uber Eats, GrubHub, Postmates, and Seamless are expanding into more areas of the United States, making it easier for seniors to quickly order food if they are incapable of preparing it themselves, on days when they might not have in-home care services, or if they are experiencing physical difficulties.

Food delivery apps and grocery delivery services bring food directly to seniors’ homes, eliminating the need for regular food shopping.

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