Seniors and Technology
Integrating technology with in-home care for seniors
At Comfort Keepers®, we believe in using forward-thinking technology solutions to improve the transparency of care, reduce social isolation, and improve engagement. Our caregivers are trained to utilize a variety of technologies to foster connection and purpose for seniors and their loved ones.
Transparency of care
In-home care is the most effective when families and caregivers work together as part of a senior’s integrated care team. Comfort Keepers caregivers utilize online portals to share care notes, photos, and updates with family members that are looking for updates. Loved ones can see how the custom care plan is being implemented, the physical and mental health of their loved ones, and what the caregiver is doing to bring hope, purpose, and joy to everyday activities.
Using technology to foster connection and increase engagement
In today’s world, email, social networks, and phone calls serve to keep many of us connected to each other and the world. Using these technologies to feel close together can be as effective as in-person visits – especially when being together in the same room isn’t possible.
For seniors, finding ways to maintain connections to family and friends is critical for mental and emotional wellbeing. And there isn’t any doubt that being connected to the world is beneficial for seniors. Social isolation has negative effects, including diminished cognition and depression. Comfort Keepers caregivers implement modern solutions to help reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation for seniors. This can include:
- Regularly scheduled phone and video calls
- Sharing of family photos and event recordings
- Games and activities that help cognition and memory
- Facilitating online activity, including access to music, dance, photography, and hobbies
As part of the individualized care plan created for each client, families and friends can define their goals in a way that is secure, attainable, and provides increased quality of life.
Comfort Keepers® Family Room – a free, secure family access portal that keeps everyone in the know
When family members live far apart, The Family Room helps keep them being informed and involved in their loved one’s care. The Family room will provide convenience and peace of mind while staying a part of a senior's integrated care team.
The Family Room offers daily care logs, schedules, caregivers' notes and photos, invoices, and the latest updates.
Our goal is to provide uplifting in-home care that benefits seniors and their families. We strive to elevate the human spirit through quality, compassionate, joyful care.
GrandPad® and Assistive technology devices for the elderly
Comfort Keepers helps to keep seniors connected to friends and family through GrandPad, an easy-to-use tablet. This assistive technology is designed just for the elderly.
GrandPad opens a whole new world for seniors by connecting them with family, friends, and caregivers. It’s a simple, secure, and perfect senior tablet for your loved one.
Enjoy games, make calls, share photos, video chat with the grandkids, and even check local weather with the push of a button. GrandPad is a great way to protect against isolation and loneliness and it also helps seniors stay happy, healthy, and engaged while maintaining their independence.
To learn more about Comfort Keepers of Centereach, NY, and our home care services, contact one of our trained caregivers for a free, no-obligation care consultation. During this session with a professional caregiver, your loved ones' needs and circumstances, as well as their hobbies and interests, will be thoroughly examined in order to determine which services can benefit their daily life with the help of a caregiver who shares similar viewpoints. This will allow us to build a care plan for their specific needs, personality, and way of life! To get started, please contact Comfort Keepers of Centereach, NY, via one of the methods listed below; we can't wait to help your loved one in need: