We are in the most technologically savvy era of our existence. We have the ability to do so much just from the palm of our hands. and there are so many benefits to having the older generation utilizing them. There are some apps that are made specifically for them too! This world can be so expansive that it is almost hard to only list a few.
Technology gives us all the chance to keep in touch with loved ones, stay in shape, and even get food to us faster than ever before. The internet can be a vast and never-ending program, but from that comes so many resources for any generation and their needs.
There are so many different types of apps out there to keep people motivated and moving. For example, “7 Minute Workout” is an app that supplies short and simple workouts and can also guide you through the workouts as well. This can be a great thing to integrate into a morning routine for a senior living at home, or in assisted living.
Simple walks are also something that can be easily accessible to seniors. The app “Map my Run” is a great way to log any walks they might go on and show progress as time goes on.
Audible or Apple Books
Both of these apps are an excellent way to have hundreds of books at your fingertips. There would be no more need for stacks of books or large bookshelves taking up space. Audible also has the ability to read the books out loud. This can help with avoiding eye strain and gives the senior a chance to focus and listen to words around them.
There are a large number of apps specifically made to help set up reminders or even track the foods seniors might eat. If the user lives at home or lives alone, setting up reminders to take medications can be crucial to their health. Apps like “Pillboxie” and “Pill Monitor” can be perfect for this specific use. They will send reminders and assure they are taking what is prescribed to them at the right time. Of course, being in assisted living may take the need for these apps away, however other health tracking apps may be beneficial for their families outside of the assisted living home.
The app “iBP” is incredibly helpful to track blood pressure changes and is all color-coded as well. It can be shared within the family to make sure everyone knows the health and any changes that might happen.
Words with Friends
This one could be classified as a social app that can be a great way for seniors to keep in touch with friends and family all while playing a fun game of Scrabble. The game goes back and forth between turns and could also benefit their mental health as well. The game allows for them to be focused, and even raise their mood with the playful competition.
With all the advancements we have made in the generations, technology has been the one that can benefit many people. Whether living at home or assisted living, apps like the ones listed above can be a great way to keep senior’s physical and mental health healthy.