Mixing Old and New

 

Our friends at Cliniconex remind us all that mixing a little “old school” with technology is a great way to stay connected during the pandemic. Why not match up your kids with a senior pen pal? Fantastic. How about a virtual book club? Love it. Check out their blog post, reprinted below, for a few more ideas:

The spread of COVID-19 has led to rapid and dramatic changes in day-to-day life, and senior care facilities are no exception. While some might welcome social distancing during the crisis, for those in senior care, not having family and friends visit can be isolating and potentially have adverse effects on health.

Research shows that family involvement in the lives of seniors in care facilities can have positive effects on their cognitive and behavioural health. This means care homes now must balance strict isolation and containment protocols while maintaining a standard of life for their residents.

While we all do our part to limit the spread of the virus by staying home and limiting social interactions, here are some ways to stay connected and social – from a distance.

Video Chat

If your family member has access to a tablet, computer or smartphone, you have […]

2020-04-20T19:30:30+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: #SayItForSeniors|Tags: , , |

Covid19 Fast Forwards Tech Adoption in Senior Living

Interesting article in Senior Housing News April 2nd about how the Covid19 pandemic has spurred many in senior living to embrace the digital age.  Many communities are now rushing to find ways to arrange telehealth, more reliable WiFi networks and digital capabilities that enable residents to communicate with families. The team at CareWorx Fully Managed has certainly noticed an uptick in requests for help with WiFi, teleheath and recommendations for virtually connecting residents. Check out our resources page for more info. We’re adding new materials every week.

2020-04-06T20:14:12+00:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: In The News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shoutout for Cyber-Seniors

A Say It For Seniors shoutout to an organization called Cyber-Seniors that aims to bridge the digital divide and connect generations through technology. They are committed to getting seniors safely online. Some great resources here including zoom meetings that explain how to shop online, video chatting, online banking etc. They also match up teenage tech mentors with eager-to-learn seniors! Visit their site for more info!

2020-04-05T12:52:40+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: #SayItForSeniors|Tags: , , , , |