Tech Assistance for the Senior Caregiver

If technology was always meant to help us solve our everyday problems, does technology have an answer for the kinds of problems that people have helping their aging parents cope, with a certain degree of independence? People who happen to be senior caregiver to an aging parent have specific expectations of what technology might be able to achieve for them. And in any consumer electronics show every year, high-tech products that help the senior caregiver end up being extremely popular. Jill from leading care provider – ANA Recruitment explains more.

For instance, at several consumer electronics shows this year, organizers found that tech for seniors happened to be such a powerful draw – a particular favorite this year being the intelligent medicine box. When the caregiver cannot be around, a device like this can help an elderly person take care of their own pills with timely reminders.

The market for health monitoring is a booming one, now that aging folk are choosing to live in their own homes for as long as possible rather than move to a nursing home. One particular high-tech product that the senior caregiver can specifically take a lot of comfort in is the emergency response system. Sales of these devices – all of which are able to help an elderly person call for help the moment he falls down – have touched $1 billion this year, 20% up from last year. Devices are available now that use a cellular network to send out to call for help or to transmit ECG data to a doctor. And it’s a booming market. Here are this year’s most popular devices.

One of the most popular devices available today is the senior sensor system. This is a kit you buy, made by companies like Sonamba, that give you a … Read the rest