In our high-tech society, it’s no surprise that tech products for seniors have become more popular. From assistance with day-to-day life to managing sleep or medication, there are many options to make life easier for the elderly.
“When designed for the needs and interests of seniors, technology has the ability to empower, instill confidence, and help them stay engaged and active with the things and people they love,” says Julie Ament Gran, chief growth officer at GrandPad, a company known for their senior-friendly tablet design.
Check out these seven innovative products for the elderly that will provide entertainment, simplify chores, and enhance safety.
Hero dispenses a senior’s medication at the right time each day. This technology for seniors holds up to 10 different pills — all shapes and sizes — and can be customized to any medication schedule.
Hero can store up to a 90-day supply of medication, depending on pill size. The device connects to the Hero app, which tracks doses and consumption and can be managed by the senior or a tech-savvy family member. Due to contamination risks, Hero does not work with gummies, half pills, or sticky dissoluble pills.
For extra convenience, Hero Fill will deliver prescriptions and over-the-counter medication directly to your door with free shipping.
The GrandPad is an easy-to-use tablet that comes with built-in wireless data. It allows seniors to play games, listen to music, video chat with family, and communicate with no hassle.
To use the GrandPad tablet, you’ll need purchase the comprehensive subscription service. This includes insurance, internet connection, and its own private family network, which allows approved members to add photos, update contact information, and more. There’s no modem to set up or passwords to remember, and GrandPad’s device insurance replaces broken devices at no cost. It can be great technology for seniors who aren’t very tech-savvy but want to stay connected with loved ones.
The Amazon Echo Dotis a smart compact speaker with many senior-friendly features and abilities. It’s voice-activated and small enough to fit or take anywhere. You will need to have a basic Amazon account to use the Echo Dot. You won’t need an Amazon Prime membership.
With this easy-to-use device, you can:
Guard your home by setting up the additional safety feature in the Alexa app. This subscription-based home security service allows the device to provide alerts about carbon monoxide, smoke alarms, and broken glass. It can also be integrated with Ring doorbell security systems and ADT. Learn how to guard your homeand stay protected.
Tile Sticker technology prevents seniors from losing everyday items. The Tile Sticker is small enough to be placed on remotes, wallets, keys, and other easily misplaced household items. When you need to find your items, use the company’s app on your phone. The Pro version is ideal for valuable items and has a Bluetooth range of 400 feet.
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For seniors with hearing loss — or for those passionate about entertainment — the E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones can improve listening experiences for music, movies, podcasts, and more. The advanced active noise-reduction technology cancels lower frequencies, while the Bluetooth connectivity enables easy, hands-free listening.
The Nest Doorbell is a doorbell camera system that allows users to see and speak to anyone at their front door. With 24/7 streaming and continuous HD video recording, this product can make your senior’s life easier and help ensure their safety.
With the Nest Aware subscription, users can get automatic alerts sent straight to their smartphone when packages are delivered or if a visitor is detected.
The Fitbit Versa 3 is a versatile watch and health manager. It includes a heart-rate tracker, oxygen saturation monitor, breathing monitor, and easy access to apps and information. Listen to unlimited music by pairing it with your Spotify Premium account, set alarms, track weather, or pay bills on the go.