When I saw the headline "Internet use can help ward off depression among elderly," I figured it was an article written by the owners of It's Never 2 Late, Linked Senior or another vendor advocating for increased technology use in long-term care. But, no, it's real, actual science.
Bulk TV & Internet has announced a partnership with Consulate Health Care to more than 20 of the organization's healthcare and rehabilitation care centers.
The Internet came to our office about a decade and a half ago. At that time, staffers would sign up for a half hour's access to this new thing called the World Wide Web. It was a safe bet that a good chunk of that time would be spent watching incredibly slow websites gradually reveal their primitive contents. How times have changed.
Getting seniors to use the Internet more could simultaneously reduce rates of depression among the elderly and cut healthcare costs, according to a new report from The Phoenix Center.