Using Tech Gadgets For Senior Independence and Caregiversby Robert Kulas (Robert J. Kulas, P.A.)
As the American population continues to age and lifespans continue to lengthen, more and more seniors and their families are using new technology to help keep themselves independent and healthy. While new technology is always being introduced, here are some helpful recent gadgets that seniors and their families can use today.
Shifting Focus Glasses
The loss of visual acuity as we age it is very common, as is the awkwardness of carrying around multiple pairs of glasses or wearing bulky bifocals. For those who are reluctant to, or unable to, have corrective eye surgery, a new product allows you to wear a single pair of glasses that will automatically adjust its focal length. The PixelOptics emPower! glasses automatically adjust the focal length of the lenses and allow you to adjust them yourself with the finger., though you must recharge them about every other day.
Automatic Pill Dispensers
For seniors with multiple medications, keeping track of when to take them and how many to take is often difficult. Epill.com has are a variety of pill dispensers that come with multiple alarms which can notify you of the correct time to take medication. Other more complicated devices will actually dispense the needed medication at the correct time while also issuing an alarm.
Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Monitors
Many elderly people need to keep regular tabs on their blood pressure and blood sugar levels. New home monitoring devices allow you to wirelessly connect your home monitors with your computer so you can store data and share it with your medical health professionals. These monitors will also allow you to quickly and easily order new diabetes supplies.
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