GCM Job -Help Seniors use Technology
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 older client . Does it work at their level of care -or work well at all.
Why- because aging clients need technology to help with both the isolation and lonliness of aging, to increase their quality of life, connect with their family- But the device has to be easy to use for this non- native group
Features of Senior Tech That make it Easy to Use
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 readers? and Apple (iPad)
But many seniors need hands on help is using these tech devices.
A recent survey from AARP, conducted last September and October, highlights the quandary. It found that older adults boosted technology purchases during the pandemic but more than half (54%) said they needed a better grasp of the devices they’d acquired. Nearly 4 in 10 people (37%) admitted they weren’t confident about using these technologies.
A group in Philadelphia created Generations on Line to help seniors learn to use technology. During COVID this became to such more important to reduce the isolation and lonliness of seniors during shutdown. But they also developed a program to help families teach an older adult how to use tech devices
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
Join me in my newest FREE Webinar Today
6 Smart TECH Solutions to Wire Your Care Management Business for Profit
WHEN Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
WHAT TIME_2 PM-3:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
Presented by Cathy Cress MSW – Handbook of Geriatric Care Management
We will Cover
Critical software programs that make care management information flow
- with 1-1 interviews with CEO’s of 3 major care management software platforms Caretree ,IHealth Home My Junna,
What you need in a website
Why you need content marketing
- With interview with Natasha Beauchamp who develops both websites and content marketing forALCA members
What are easy-to-use social media sites