Technology is now part of almost every aspect of our lives. From the alarm that wakes us up in the morning, to the television we watch in the evening, we rely on electronic devices to do so much for us.
We've come to count on our mobile devices, such as smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets. There's an ever-growing list of tasks they can perform for all of us, including seniors. We recommend downloading these 5 mobile apps for seniors:
Our favorite part of technology is it's ability to connect us to those we care about most! Skype is one of the most popular video and text platforms available, allowing you to instantly connect with your friends and family wherever they are. The user-friendly Skype app puts you in a room with whoever you want to chat with. Skype can help bridge the gap during housing transitions and bring seniors closer to their loved ones, even if they're miles apart.
Transcend time and space in the musical world with one of the top music streaming apps available! Spotify is a great app for any music-loving person, including seniors. With an intuitive, easy-to-use interface and one of the most extensive music libraries around, this simple app paves the way for you to enjoy virtually any song you want to hear. With auditory therapy on the rise, seniors can download this app, crank up the volume and be instantly transported into a world of music and memories.
Not only is technology great at connecting us to the people and things we love, it's also there to help us when we need it most. Many seniors could use a gentle reminder when it's time to take their medications. Medisafe does exactly that. It's a simple app designed for the sole purpose of helping you take the medicine you need, when you need it. With easy-to-understand alerts, a straightforward set-up process, and a passion for user privacy, Medisafe is a welcomed solution for any senior with prescriptions!
Fitness and nutrition are important at any age, and that's especially true as you age. Keeping on top of exercise and nutrition is often a difficult task. That's where the MyFitnessPal app comes in. This app is designed with the user in mind, so it's easy for you to keep a log of the foods you eat and the workouts you do. With a database of over 5 million food items, you'll be able to find calorie counts and nutritional information for just about anything you eat. This app is our personal favorite for keeping your health at the top of your mind!
Do you love reading books? Audible may be your new favorite app! Browse the largest selection of audio books available with this user-friendly app. Backed by Amazon, this app allows you to search by title, author, and more to locate both new and familiar works. With millions of titles to choose from, you will never run out of options. Just pick the title you want to hear, make your purchase, and enjoy! It really is that easy.
Each of these apps is available in both the Apple and Android app stores! There are thousands of other apps geared toward the senior community, so we encourage you to explore the app store and discover new apps that may help you with your everyday life. Whether you're looking for entertainment options, or more functional apps, you're sure to find something that interests you!
Written By: Care Manager - Kelly Allen, LPN