The ongoing pandemic has propelled seniors to use technology and digital health devices more than ever before. Today, they are more connected to the Internet and digital healthcare platforms, as loneliness and isolation lead them to use their devices extensively. To improve health monitoring and customer experience, elder care centers and caregivers have also started leveraging digital healthcare tools including care coordination apps, sensors, trackers, wearable health devices even more extensively.
The Digital Health Revolution in Senior Care
The Digital Health Revolution in the sphere of senior care is all about the use of digital technologies and tools to improve healthcare. It enables both caregivers and seniors to better leverage health-related information to improve healthcare outcomes.
How the digital health revolution is transforming elder care?
Health information disseminated through digital health platforms and channels helps seniors live a healthier lifestyle. Today, there are senior care coordination apps available in the market that help seniors to better manage diet plans, mental and physical fitness, track and monitor vitals, improve social engagement and more. Such tools empower older adults to make healthier choices and prevent potential health hazards.
Improved health appointments
Seeing a doctor can sometimes be challenging due to mobility issues and/or the fear of getting an infection during the appointment. Nowadays, through care coordination platforms, doctors and caregivers can visit seniors in their homes and check their conditions.
Effective remote health monitoring
Older adults can sometimes forget to take their medications as prescribed. Digital solutions can help seniors and their loved ones effectively manage and track medications by providing regular reminders. When linked to healthcare providers, such apps can also help the providers to monitor their health status remotely.
Wearables for better tracking
Wearable health devices such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, tracking and monitoring devices for chronic illnesses and sensors can also support senior wellness. These tools enable seniors to better track and manage their health conditions, and when the data is shared with families and caregivers, they can also better support their loved ones even when physically apart.
Improved social engagement
One of the major challenges faced by seniors is social isolation. With the increasing use of online communities and digital platforms, seniors can now virtually interact with their peers, loved ones and also make new friends. Virtual companionship helps reduce the mental and physical health risks associated with aging.
Just the beginning
Digital health solutions are crucial for improved health and wellness. The earlier you adopt these technologies, the bigger potential positive impact you can have on the happiness and well-being of your loved ones. As the digital revolution continues to unfold, we look forward to seeing new opportunities emerge for digital health tools to further support and enhance senior health and wellbeing.