Many people think that the older generation has no use for or is not interested in technology, especially smart phones. The latest surveys say that is not true. According to a study by Pew Research, six in ten senior citizens (adults 65 or older) use the Internet, while 77 percent have their own cell phones. The study also points out that once seniors learn to use new advances in technology, it often becomes a fundamental part of their day to day living. So here are some types of apps that seniors should have.
- Medical App
Having a reference on hand for any kind of medical issue, whether it’s to look up symptoms, find remedies, or to keep track of your medication, can literally be a life saver.
- Text-to-Speech (TTS) App
A text-to-speech or voice reading app is great for seniors who have trouble seeing the small text that comes as a default with mobile devices. These types of apps will read aloud any text on the screen so the user doesn’t have to strain their eyes.Fortunately, most mobile devices have some sort of TTS application installed.
- Communication App
While the smart phone is just that, a phone, sometimes a video call can mean so much more than a strictly voice chat. You will also be able to see activities that you might not have been able to be a part of otherwise.
- Weather App
It’s helpful to know when to bring your umbrella or grab your winter coat!
- Organizer App
An app that organizes your daily tasks and allows you to set alerts for important reminders, like doctor’s appointments, paying bills, or taking your medication, can be invaluable to a senior citizen.
- Mind Exercise App
Your mind and memory are like muscles: they need to be exercised regularly to be kept in top shape. This is especially important for seniors, since aging naturally causes brain function to decline.
Just like apps are great for making our daily lives easier, our mission is to foster an environment that enables our residents to achieve their highest potential as individuals. The choice for nursing facility placement, whether for yourself or for a loved one, is never easy. Come visit Morrow Manor and see what makes us different from the rest before making your decision. To schedule an appointment or to request additional information, please contact us at (419) 768-2401.