According to statistics, around 13% of the United States population is made up of seniors. If you put it into numbers, that will be 43 million seniors and that number is growing every year. The baby boomer generation will be the next to reach the senior stage. Around 76 million baby boomers living in the US are not yet classified as seniors. It is important that they should be more aware of the many aspects of senior care.
Research shows that senior citizens are among the fasted growing segment on Facebook. This makes sense because social media sites like Facebook allow seniors to keep in touch with friends and family across the miles. Using social media also provides an opportunity for interaction with their favorite brands or television shows. Web chatting sites such as Skype or Google Hangouts also provide face-to-face interaction as a way to truly stay connected to friends and family.
Medical science has improved tremendously over the past century or so, which is allowing people to live much longer lives, and in their own homes. However, as one ages, they might need a little outside assistance from a family member, or a set of extra ‘eyes’. If your loved ones continue to age in place, yet you want to ensure that they are doing so safely, then you just might find some of the technology that is presently available quite helpful.