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The In-home Caregiver in Carlsbad Can Introduce Technology

Seniors May Get Hooked on Technology With the Help of an In-home Caregiver in Carlsbad

The typical in-home caregiver in Carlsbad doesn’t spend a lot of time helping her senior client check email, update Facebook status, and look at family pictures on Flickr. Many people have become resigned to the idea that their elderly family members are not interested in learning to use technology, but as they concentrate more of their communication on computers and smartphones, they risk losing contact with those that aren’t “online.”

New Solutions for Elderly Users

It hasn’t taken long for software developers and device manufacturers to realize that they’re missing out on a large customer base: seniors who don’t use technology as easily as younger people. Those companies are reaching out now, creating products that seniors can quickly learn to use and that discard the features that are often confusing for them. Some nursing homes are even incorporating tech solutions in their day-to-day operations, encouraging residents to interact with each other and their families using a screen.

Powerful Linking Capability

With so many family members living a significant distance from their senior loved ones, technology holds an important solution for a common problem: lack of connection. If devices can meet seniors halfway by being simple to use, there is a wealth of productive, enjoyable, strengthening activities for them to participate in. With perhaps a little guidance from an in-home caregiver in San Diego County, a senior could spend her hours looking at photos, video chatting, and corresponding with beloved family members that she seldom sees in person.

The In-home Caregiver in San Diego County May Be the Key

It’s usually highly unlikely that a senior would take the initiative to learn technology and make it a normal part of their day. But with the prompting and help of an in-home caregiver on a regular basis, it’s not hard to imagine your loved one getting hooked on being online!

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Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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