Sunday, March 29, 2015

Technology Makes Caregiving Easier

Assistive Technology Devices

There are so many cool and unique ways for people to stay in contact with each other these days. The number of new devices and solutions that can help keep your loved ones safe and secure continues to grow. For instance, now families can use discrete wireless sensors in the home to track someone's daily routine and be alerted by phone, email or text message if there are any disruptions or the person being monitored leaves the home.  There are also several management systems on the market that can help keep track of and dispense medications at the appropriate times and dosages. The system can also alert a caregiver (wherever he/she may be) if the appropriate medication isn't being taken. These solutions (and many others we haven't mentioned) enables the elderly and disabled to remain independent through the incorporation of universal principles, telecare and other assistive technologies. Call us at APFC Home Care at +1.855.523.APFC if you're interested in learning more about assistive technologies and how we can help.

Using High-Tech Communication

There’s good news for older adults who want to learn more about e-mailing, using social media and text messaging. There’s a resource that can help introduce them to these technologies. A new brochure—“Staying Connected: Technology Options for Older Adults”—is available from the Eldercare Locator.

It is designed to help older adults learn about new methods for staying connected with family and friends. The brochure includes tips on using these communication tools, getting started as well as privacy and safety information. The Internet, cell phones and other new technologies enable people of all ages to communicate more quickly than ever before. While younger people are often seen as the “experts” with these new tools, many older adults utilize e-mail, social media and cell phones to communicate as well.

To receive a free copy of the brochure, call the Eldercare Locator at (800) 677-1116. A copy of the brochure can also be downloaded from the Resources section of

APFC Home Care services the following New Jersey towns in Burlington and Camden Counties: Burlington, Chatsworth, Delran, Eastampton, Evesham, Hainesport, Lumberton, Maple Shade, Marlton, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Medford, Medford Lakes, Moorestown-Lenola, Pemberton, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, Westampton, Willingboro, Woodland,
Barrington, Berlin, Cherry Hill, Clementon, Gibbsboro, Haddonfield, Haddon Township, Laurel Springs, Lawnside, Lindenwold, Pine Hill, Somerdale, Stratford, Voorhees and Waterford.

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