Technology isn’t just for the younger generations! There are plenty of useful gadgets that can make older people’s lives much easier. From personal safety devices to useful kitchen tools, we’re sharing our favourite must-have gadgets for elderly people.
1. A Personal Alarm
There are so many benefits to having a personal alarm in the house. A good personal alarm system means that an elderly person can always call for help in an emergency. Modern personal alarms come with wearable pendants, which are designed to be as comfortable and discreet as possible. In the event of an emergency, the user can press the pendant button and our 24/7 Care Team will respond straight away.
Personal alarms are among the most useful gadgets for elderly people. They offer independence and peace of mind to the whole family, with minimal disruption to the alarm user’s home and lifestyle. What’s more, they’re easy to set up and simple to use – making them ideal for elderly people who live alone.
To find out more about the Careline365 Alarm Service, click here to read our simple guide.
2. A Key Safe
Key safes are very useful gadgets for older people. They’re a simple, affordable way to increase the security of your home. You can affix the key safe to an exterior wall and store spare keys inside – behind a secure combination lock, only accessible to those who know the code.
For anybody who has regular visits from family, friends, or carers, a key safe is a must-have gadget. We offer a range of different key safes starting from £25. The most secure key safes cost a little more – but a key safe can actually save you money you would otherwise have spent on getting spare keys cut!
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3. A tablet computer
This may seem like just an entertainment device, but it can also connect the elderly to their loved ones through Skype, email and even Facebook. This will help ease loneliness and help them feel connected. Many older people feel wary of modern technology but they needn’t worry. Nowadays, there are plenty of tablets and smartphones designed specifically for older people to use. What’s more, standard gadgets these days are becoming easier to use too.
Don’t let your elderly loved ones feel put off – here are some of the best smartphones and tablets for older people.
4. Robot lawnmower
Maintaining a garden can become quite a challenge for many older people. Automatic lawnmowers tackle the most strenuous task of mowing the lawn for you. They’re best suited to smaller gardens. Prices tend to start at around £350 but you could pay thousands for a high-end model.
5. Digital photo frames
One of the most affordable gadgets for elderly people, digital picture frames can brighten up the home in an instant. Display your favourite images of friends, family and fond memories for all to see. This is a great way to display lots of different photos on a rotation, without forking out for dozens of frames and damaging your walls by hanging them up. This makes them particularly useful for renters.
6. Robot vacuum cleaner
As with the robot lawnmower, the robot vacuum cleaner helps with the chores. Traditional hoovers can be heavy and difficult to use. These automatic vacuum cleaners are a perfect solution – all you need to do is empty out the dust and dirt once it’s finished cleaning. Most models let you schedule regular cleaning, while more advanced devices will let you control the vacuum from an app on your smartphone or tablet.
7. Hand-free can opener
To finish off our list of must-have gadgets for elderly people, we’re going back to basics. For many older people, arthritis can make day-to-day task difficult, painful, or even impossible. A hands-free can opener will help you open cans, jars, and more with ease. These nifty little gadgets are very affordable, starting from around £15. Most of them are battery-operated – you simply lay the opener on top of the can or jar you wish to open, press a button, and watch the gadget go to work.
Top Gadgets for Elderly People
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Careline Alarm Service
If you would like to find out more about our life-saving personal alarm service, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call our friendly team on 0800 101 3333 or get in touch online. You can also order a Careline alarm online or over the phone at any time.