Your job as an aging life or geriatric care manager is to make sure that the technology device like an tablet or e reader device really works for the client . Does it h work at their level of care -or work well at all. The New York Times health blog tells a tale of a researcher that found a tech product for his Mom that really seemed to fails most tests
So what do you do when you recommend a technology like a tablet or e book?? .You are not a tech geek- so how will you choose the right tech product?
Features to consider when recommending an e-book reader to a client include size of screen, ability to magnify font, type of display, including contrast, glare, and backlighting, ease of navigation, ease of downloading (e.g., wireless, wifi, or computer connection with decreasing preference), and battery life. E-book readers are now available from Amazon (the Kindle), Sony (Sony Reader Digital Book), Barnes and Noble (the Nook) and Apple (iPad)
To learn more about GCM’s and technology, look at Dr. David Lindeman and Julie Menack’s new aging technology chapter in the 4th Handbook of Geriatric Care Management , coming out this September