How Technology Is Helping to Age with Ease in An Increasingly Digital World
By: Danella Moncaliano
Technology is only becoming even more intertwined into our everyday lives due to the amazing advances that have been made over the last couple of years, and not only for entertainment purposes, but for the betterment of the health of our society.
Simple tasks such as buying food or going to regularly scheduled doctor’s visits can become increasingly difficult as you age. However, as the world moves further into a digital space, these everyday tasks are becoming even more accessible to older adults. Instead of needing to leave your house every time you need something done, most of your tasks can be completed with the help of technology.
Going to the grocery store so often can become tiring, and grocery store franchises are starting to realize this. More and more grocery stores are offering their customers the option to either have their groceries delivered to them or do curbside pickup. With the help of platforms such as Amazon, ordering your groceries or whatever else you may need has become much simpler.
After shifting to an online workspace due to COVID-19, many companies have realized how effective working from home can really be. For example, instead of going to your regularly scheduled doctor’s appointment every year, telehealth has become increasingly popular over the last year as doctors are attending to their patients via phone or video-conferencing calls. This has been a huge help to older adults and those with health conditions as they were highly advised to stay home as much as possible during quarantine, and with telehealth technology on the rise, a huge weight has been lifted off their shoulders.
This is only the beginning of how technology continues to help people age with ease in this ever-evolving world, and the best is only yet to come.