Senior Care in San Diego: Technological Advancements Improve Living Conditions

With the advancements in recent technologies, it seems that seniors are left behind in the ever-changing world of electronics and gadgets. While these new changes and incredible advancements can be difficult to keep up with, they can also improve the living conditions and quality of senior care in San Diego and surrounding areas. By taking advantage of different technologies that are becoming available, the elderly can have a better quality of life, while taking care of their bodies and living healthy lifestyles.

Different gadgets such as smart phones or iPads make browsing the internet or reading email easier than ever. With the right technologies, senior citizens can view emails and pictures from their kids and grandkids, keeping them up to date and improving their mood. Just a few pictures a day can make an incredible improvement in a senior’s day, and with an iPad or smart phone, seniors need not worry about difficult maintenance or confusing hardware and software. All that they need is located in one small device or tablet. With these tools, seniors can also improve their brain power by using applications that sharpen the brain and provide a quick way to guard against debilitating diseases like Alzheimer’s. Most scientists agree that the best way to delay the onset of these diseases is to regularly sharpen your brain through logical exercises and trivia games.

Video games are also a great way for senior care in San Diego to be vastly improved. Many games on Nintendo’s Wii can be played with just one button, and the motion technology makes exercising fun. Moving joints and working on hand-eye coordination while having fun is a great way to improve mobility and delay any problems that can come from decreased mobility. Although this is typically an activity that is associated with the younger generations, senior care in San Diego can benefit from minor usage of motion related video games that can get seniors up and moving while also providing some hearty entertainment.

Seniors need not fear the oncoming wave of technological advancements, but rather they should embrace it. By using the applications available on portable internet devices and using the technology to their advantage, senior care in San Diego, as well as living conditions for seniors can be greatly improved. Seniors can improve their mood, keep in touch with their family, sharpen their brain, and exercise regularly while having fun doing all of it.

Originally posted 2011-11-25 08:30:41.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.