We live in the future, and even though there are no flying cars as of yet, there are advanced communication devices that we couldn’t even dream about just 20-30 years later. If you’re planning to set up your aging parent at an assisted living center, or they are already living in one of the many independent living retirement communities Denver offers, especially during COVID, you can have them communicate with you online without much of a problem.
Choosing the right phone or tablet is, first of all very important. While you might consider a laptop as well, depending on how much your senior loved one likes to browse the web or watch movies, tablets and phones are typically smaller, easier to access, and more interactive. Of course, choosing the right one doesn’t just have to do with advanced features, but also with how these devices are designed with the elderly in mind.
Consider looking up devices that are easy to grasp and that your aging parents won’t drop too readily, even if their motor skills are a bit impaired. Also, there are a lot of apps available for configuring these devices to show larger and bolder text on the screen, make accessing video chat and social apps more easily, and setting up helpful voice commands and voice assistant technology, so they don’t even have to look at the screen to access helpful information or to call you whenever they need to talk to you.