Provisions for Our Seniors
People are living longer in society today. Thanks to the miracle of modern medicine, the senior population is growing rapidly. This rapidly growing population requires care. The seniors of today are fiercely independent, feeling like they can care for themselves. Most seniors are able to care for themselves relatively well. There are some seniors that are not able to care for themselves and can’t afford proper care. The gap in care for the elderly needs to be researched and a solution found. Quality senior nursing care is mandatory.
There are some really exciting new technological upgrades in senior nursing care that will make independent living for them easier as well as caring for them in a facility. First of all, the use of voice activated cell phones. Many seniors have hearing problems, and with the voice activated cell phone, calls to neighbors and friends are possible.
Another great technological upgrade for senior nursing care is the personal alarm that can be worn on the wrist. This alarm dials the police or the hospital with the push of one button on the device. If the individual has fallen or can’t get to a phone, the button is pushed and help arrives quickly. There have been major advancements with the motorized wheelchairs. The models have been redesigned and upgraded to move faster. This allows seniors to go to the store as well as run other personal errands expeditiously and independently.
Computers have been upgraded for senior nursing care as well. Desktop computers and laptop computers now have touch screens. This is a wonderful help for seniors who suffer from arthritis and can’t type on the keyboard. The computers also have voice activation as well.Computers can be programmed to provide reminders of medicine times, appointments and other information. The desktop and laptop computers also have the ability to film the senior as they are talking on the computer. This process is called “skyping”. This allows a picture to accompany the phone call. This is a great help to those seniors who live alone.
For those considering senior nursing care for their senior loved one, consider the new programs offered in the nursing care facilities for seniors. The nursing care facilities are now upgrading to a more homelike environment that offers the medical attention that is necessary for the senior. These facilities offer more social activities for the seniors so that they are constantly busy. Shopping expeditions, bingo parties, card parties and domino parties are just a few of the scheduled activities to keep seniors busy.
The new plan for personal assistants that visit the homes now includes overnight visits for the seniors who have no one to care for them and have not been sent to a nursing facility.
Carla Flemming is a passionate writer with a speacial focus on home health care for seniors.