Tuesday Tips for Caregivers – Connecting to the World Around You

Tuesday Tips for Caregivers – Connecting to the World Around You

Tuesday Tips for Caregivers – Connecting to the World Around You

There is no doubt that we are living in the Age of Technology. Just two decades ago Facebook didn’t exist, the iPhone didn’t exist neither did we have the ability to surf the world wide web as rapidly as we can today. While many have yet to embrace the many advancements in technology, a large number of people have managed to find the positive in these changes.

There are a number of advancements in technology that can serve as a great benefit to the well-being of both caregivers and seniors, ultimately allowing you to connect to the world around you:

  1. FaceTime and Skype allow for both a caregiver and their loved one to connect via iPhone, MacBook or computer in such a way that they can physically see one another and have a full conversation about anything they so choose.
  2. Texting allows you to connect to your loved ones or have your loved ones connect with you via cell phone. Texting via a smartphone also gives a caregiver the opportunity to share pictures and recordings of memories that they have made and would ike to share.
  3. Email(s) are wonderful for those who aren’t able to connect via phone right away, but would still like to communicate with their loved ones or other contacts. The great thing about emailing is that it is universal, there is no cost involved and you can send and receive an email instantaneously, whether it be from someone locally or on the other side of the country.
  4. The World Wide Web puts information, resources and social networks at your fingertips. As overwhelming as the internet can be for many, there is little to nothing that is a search engine or a click away. This is great for a caregiver because it allows for you to access services and programs within the comfort of your own home.

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