New research and tablet-based apps products are shedding greater light on seniors' growing use of technology and its benefits.The key to seniors embracing new technology and realizing the benefits is the design and functionality of the product or platform. Touchtown Resident Apps has large icons and text, easy navigation and allows individuals or communities to customize the apps to what they find most beneficial.
By the day, more and more baby boomers are becoming the adult caregivers for their parents. They are the decision-makers who need to be targeted, but marketers for long-term care facilities are still missing out. Too often they look at boomers the same way as the retiring generation of 20- or 30-years ago, and yet they couldn't be more different.
In my many years of practicing nursing and providing care for seniors, it's exciting to see how new technology can make the lives of those in our profession easier and more satisfying. I'm speaking of the iPad.