Staying healthy at any age is important, especially for those embracing senior living. To live a long life, seniors should prioritize their health and continuously seek ways to better their well-being. Addressing health during these later years of life will help elders find more meaning and purpose and enjoy their day-to-day activities. Technology makes it easier to stay on track with goals, and seniors, who take advantage of it, can have peace of mind about their self-care and fitness efforts. In this article, Matthew Bussard shares his insights on the best four pieces of technology every senior should use.
Matthew Bussard, a financial services broker offering Medicare support, finds that the majority of his clientele over the age of sixty-five ask him questions regarding how to stay active and healthy. Bussard always recommends these technologies and devices to seniors so that they can keep track of their health:
From a cloud-based platform, VitalTech uses connected care to enhance patient wellness and health. VitalTech released its product, the VitalBand, as a part of VitalTech’s VitalCare Brand. The VitalBand is a great technology tool that will benefit seniors with features like tracking heart and respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, sleep quality, and physical activity. In addition to medication reminders, VitalBand also is described as the emergency voice call-out and fall-detection watch, giving a way to monitor falls with a more low-key approach.
Fitbit Versa 2
Not only is Fitbit Versa 2 a versatile watch, but it also is a health monitor that allows seniors to have access to their health constantly. The Fitbit Versa 2 tracks sleep and heart rate at all hours of the day. Another advantage to this groovy watch is the ability to set alarms, listen to music, and track weather. Older adults can get in necessary cardio through exercise like walking, and a walk is much more enjoyable with a watch that plays music, tracks heart rate, and provides weather updates.
Hero is a pill dispenser that will dispense medication daily at the proper time to take it. With the ability to hold any pill no matter the shape or size, a Hero can hold up to ten types of tablets. However, sticky dissoluble pills, gummies, half pills do not work with Hero since those specifics pose a contamination risk. The leap in at-home technology was designed with senior citizens in mind. Some seniors have difficulty remembering to take medication, and Hero can help ease the stress and take the thought away with its customizable medication schedule. Hero also keeps account of pill doses and intake.
Mental health is just as important as physical health, and technology gadgets produced by companies like Intuition Robotics help address mental well-being. Poor health can be the result of seniors who socially isolate themselves and experience loneliness. Intuition Robotics created a robot named ElliQ, which is also known at the company as “a sidekick for happier aging.” The robot, or proactive cognitive artificial intelligence tool, assists older adults with staying engaged in conversation and healthy behaviors. ElliQ can also voice reminders when it is time to take a medication. The mood-boosting machine starts a conversation with seniors and can say “good morning” in one hundred and seventeen different ways.
Taking care of yourself at an older age can be simplified and enhanced by technology. Try at least one of the technologies recommended by Matthew Bussard, and you will notice that staying healthy can be easy and fun.
About Matthew Bussard
Matthew Bussard is a financial services broker offering support to Medicare users in Rhode Island. He is passionate about creating a difference in his clients’ lives by helping them enroll in Medicare with professionalism and care. Mr. Bussard volunteers with Medicare recipients at Oak Street Health Clinics, providing efficient, continual guidance to clients every step of the way. Matthew also participates in various charitable activities, including The Hunger Project, the MDRT Foundation, local clean-ups, and little league coaching. He donates to local charities and makes a difference in his community in every way possible.