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Help Your Older Relatives Benefit from Modern Technology

Posted In Technology Reviews - By Techtiplib on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 With No Comments »

For a lot of people, life wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for technology. And these same people would probably agree that society wouldn’t grow without the ever-changing world of technology either. To some people, however, technology is not life. Some people’s lives would not be changed in the slightest if modern technology were to have never been created. Some people do not need technology to be able to get on with their everyday lives. These kinds of people, generally, are of a generation that didn’t rely heavily — or at all for that matter — on technology as they grew up. But just because somebody is of an older generation, it doesn’t mean that their life can’t be bettered by technology today.

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If you have any older relatives that are dead-set against the idea of embracing modern day technology then you have to help them to see just how much it can benefit their lives. And the first aspect of modern technology that you should try to get them to embrace is telemedicine. By embracing online doctors platforms anybody of an older generation will benefit twofold. They will benefit because they will no longer have to subject themselves to their local doctor’s surgery when they are ill. They will benefit because they won’t even have to get out of bed in order to have a consultation with their doctor. This is because telemedicine platforms, such as that provided by Chiron Health, offers those that use them the chance to video call their doctor via their computer device. This means that they don’t have to come into contact with bad weather or bad germs — both of which can be potentially very harmful to them — when they need a professional consultation or diagnosis. It also means that they no longer need to let worries about their health linger in their minds. If they have a worry that is bothering them, they can simply log on, ask their doctor for advice, and have their mind be put at ease.

You should also try to introduce your elderly relative to the Internet of Things. The IoT is the inter-network of devices that are connected via the Internet. And although it may be sound too much of a step forward when it comes to introducing the elderly to technology, it really isn’t. The IoT makes everyday household things achievable through the touch of a button. For instance, smart home technology is a field of the IoT that can benefit any body of an older generation. It can benefit them because they can do things such as turn on their lights without having to get up. This means they can retain the standard of living they deserve (nobody deserves to sit in darkness) without having to risk injuring themselves as they get up. But maybe it’s best not to describe it as an ‘inter-network of devices that connected via the Internet’. No, it’s probably best to just show them what can be done instead!

So, if you have an elderly person in your life that you love, show them you love them by introducing them to modern technology. And don’t forget to give them some tech tips whilst you’re at it!

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