Tech Tips for Seniors and Savings Tips for Caregivers
Isolation is a major issue for seniors, and loneliness can have effects on seniors’ mental and physical health. If you’re concerned about how to stay in touch with older loved ones and avoid having them feel isolated, there’s a simple and surprisingly budget-friendly solution. You just need to pick up a few pieces of tech that will help keep them connected to you and the world.
Not sure how to fit tech for your senior family members into your budget? Then you need these tips on saving money while still buying tech that will last and last, brought to you by Grand Oaks.
Search for Savings Online
If you’re like most people, you likely found this blog post through an online search. This means you already have a good grasp of one powerful tool that can help you keep the cost of senior-friendly tech purchases low. With a quick search of savings sites you can easily find money-saving tips for popular retailers like Target, who sell only the best gadgets. With a slogan like “Expect More, Pay Less,” you can rest assured that Target has some of the lowest prices in town, but they also match competitor prices.
Better yet, you can stack department savings with discounts and Target coupons to slash those prices even lower! You may also be able to take advantage of cashback offers that will give you more money back in your wallet to score even more tech for your loved ones. Maybe you could put those extra savings towards buying a top-rated tablet to help keep them connected and entertained.
Pick Practical Technology
A tablet is a great option for helping your senior connect and use the latest apps to stay healthy, comfortable, and happy. For example, seniors can download some of the latest fitness apps to have access to online workouts, which can come in handy when they can’t access a gym. There are also apps available to get them into Tai Chi, which has even more benefits.
Since most of these apps are either free or come with low subscription rates, it makes them a budget-friendly pick for caregivers and seniors. Then, all you need to do is use the tips above to pick up a senior-friendly tablet for less. Or, you could also opt for a smartphone and you may be able to find savings by purchasing their new phone through a wireless carrier.
Aside from tablets, phones, and apps, there are other pieces of tech that older adults can use to avoid loneliness. Smart speakers equipped with voice assistants top the list and provide an easy way for seniors to call loved ones, search for recipes, and do so much more. You can find these speakers at Target and other retailers, and you can also find savings mentioned before.
Look for Free Tech Training
Even though preventing senior isolation is pretty important, tech can still feel like a luxury for families with older loved ones. This is why you should know just how crucial understanding and being able to use tech really is for seniors.
In short, seniors really do need technology. During the past year, the use of telehealth services has drastically increased for senior citizens. So, if you want to keep your loved ones safe and healthy, you should definitely make sure they have some basic tech and know how to use it. Don’t feel comfortable teaching them yourself? Or, maybe you live too far away? If so, you’ll be happy to know that there are free online tutorials that can make learning about the latest tech hassle-free for adults of any age.
Seniors can also pick up other fun tech skills online. Technology doesn’t have to be complicated for seniors. In fact, it can make their lives easier. Best of all for families and caregivers, there are tons of ways to keep tech purchases within even the tightest budgets. So look into what tech can do for your senior loved ones!
When seniors need more care, choose Grand Oaks assisted living and memory care. With countless amenities, the Grand Oaks communities will help your loved one feel at home.
About the Author: Mary Shannon created SeniorsMeet, along with her husband, Bob, to have a website that allows seniors to “meet up” and talk about topics that are relevant to their daily lives. They hope to build SeniorsMeet into a supportive community of like-minded seniors.
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