Assistive Technology for the Elderly

Assistive Technology for the Elderly
Assistive Technology for the Elderly

 

Although our elders will require assistance with certain functions, and in any event we should regularly check with them to see if they need help with anything, it is also recommended that we encourage independence from elderly people insofar as possible. Thankfully, there are numerous assistive devices available in the present day which can promote independent living in elderly people, as caregivers are immediately alerted to emergency situations.

In addition to home security systems and GPS trackers for safeguarding the welfare of an elderly person, there are also simple yet enormously helpful devices such as object locators, which are coloured transmitters that can be used to find keys and other important items. These, along with the TabSafe dispenser, provide highly useful memory aids for elderly people, many of whom suffer from varying degrees of dementia.

This infographic from Home Care Plus (http://www.homecareplus.ie/) pinpoints 10 assistive technology devices which can drastically improve an elderly person’s quality of living. These pieces of equipment also provide comfort to caregivers, who know that they can come to a person’s aid as early as possible due to the instant notification of problems which require their help.