Your Guide To Guiding Seniors To Technology Use
Did you know that only 54 percent of Americans over the age of 65 have internet access? This is such a shame, since the internet’s functionality could make it possible for them to not just talk to—but actually see—their loved ones from all over the world, pursue creative outlets, and even order the things they need without the inconvenience of leaving their homes.
The good news is that while living in residential care facilities, learning new technology can become easier. As an RCFE owner, you may want to consider setting up a computer lab and offering classes on the use of this technology. When you do, you make it possible for your residents to open up a whole new world to themselves.
The problem with internet use for many of today’s older Americans is that there is a high level of technology anxiety. Learning to use a computer can feel a lot like learning a foreign language and is often similarly challenging and confusing. Fortunately, if you have one of your tech savvy staff members guide your residents through the process of first getting set up on the internet, you make it possible for them to overcome that fear and tap into the resources the web offers them.
Internet usage can help combat the physical shrinking of the world that many seniors experience as their mobility becomes more limited. By turning to the internet, you make it possible for them to enjoy a great quality of life with broad horizons!
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