The Advantages of Senior Care Technology in the Medical Field

Posted on 02/04/2022

Technological advancements have revolutionized every aspect of your life. The way you work, raise your children, spend your leisure time, and learn is different from previous generations.

Thus, it should come as no surprise that technology has revolutionized how you diagnose, treat, and care for your elderly loved ones. The use of advanced care technology allows older persons to live more productive and enjoyable lives.

The following are just a few of the many ways in which senior care has advanced thanks to technological progress.

An Engaged Lifestyle

Many seniors want to remain in their homes for as long as possible. However, as their health deteriorates with age, living at home alone can become complicated and dangerous.

A senior living community with senior care technology may be the answer when it's time for a secure alternative to remaining at home. They can keep in touch with their family and doctors from the comfort and security of their apartment homes thanks to technological advances. Doctors can now read vital signs and keep track of other activities, such as medication compliance, without having to worry about the senior enduring any more stress for a doctor's visit.

AI-Powered Virtual Assistants

Artificial intelligence is utilized by virtual or robotic assistants to send seniors medication reminders or urge them to get up and exercise. These devices may also use them to communicate with your loved ones as they age to keep them engaged while assessing their mental fitness.

These assistants include features like automated calls to family and friends to keep the elderly connected. This tool can also connect to calendars and be programmed to remind your loved ones of important events and dates verbally.

Another feature they can include fall detection equipment and medical alert buttons or watches. These may be linked to emergency response services or long-term care facility medical staff. They ensure that assistance arrives swiftly whenever is needed.

Improved Medical Care

The recent advancements in medicine have benefited people of all ages and phases of life. Older persons who are often afflicted with multiple conditions and decreased capabilities probably benefit the most.

It's easy to see how even the most organized and astute person might become confused when there are numerous health issues and different treatments to handle each. And, if there are several health care professionals with their appointments, procedures, and drugs, it's only natural that a person can get overwhelmed.

Senior care technology may assist in several ways to keep everyone and everything organized and focused on the patient's overall health and wellbeing.

Use of Digital Records

The invention and increased use of digital records may have saved more people than any other new medical technology. Every doctor involved in the treatment of a senior — or anyone else — can access test results, notes, and medications supplied by any other doctor in the network with the use of digital medical records.

The chance of different physicians utilizing therapies, medicines, or operations that might interact adversely is dramatically reduced due to this. Digital records, like any other technology, are only as effective as the individuals who use them. Digital records can't guarantee that the information included in the record isn't misinterpreted.

It's also worth noting that digital documents are not universal. At the present time, record sharing is restricted to medical offices belonging to a specific network.

Intelligent Medication Devices

Keeping track of which drugs should be taken and when can be a difficult task. Many elders take many different medicines, each of which must be taken at a specific time to work effectively.

Smart pillboxes are built to assist with medication administration. They include programmable alarms so that a senior may be alerted when it's time to take their prescription.

Others have a locking mechanism that won't open until it's time for a certain medicine to be taken. Both of these are important since memory and the ability to retain information can deteriorate as people get older.

Smart pill bottles that have a digital link to doctors and pharmacies are currently being developed. This would enable medical professionals to keep track of how often and when a pill bottle is opened. This will allow for automatic refilling of medicines or enable the doctor to contact their patient to discuss how the medicine is supposed to be taken. When bottles that emptied earlier or later than anticipated are received, this might indicate a medication being taken incorrectly since both cases can lead to missed doses. The smart pill bottle notifies the doctor so he or she can address the problem before it becomes worse.

Internet Collective Mind

The world has become a global think tank thanks to the internet. Medical professionals from across the globe — including rural villages in Africa and bustling cities in North America — can now interact online. Thanks to this, they may connect with others in real-time to exchange their experiences, ideas and bring complex issues to be solved by the collective intellect of the medical community.

This cooperation has resulted in a greater understanding of how and why people age and how to best treat the consequences. This more profound knowledge of the aging human body has produced new medications and therapies. It has also given rise to new concepts about how diet, exercise, and lifestyle may delay the appearance of age-related symptoms.

Technology for More Accurate Diagnosis

Many critical diagnostic tools have emerged due to researchers' innovative technology combined with a deeper understanding of what causes many illnesses. These instruments, such as the MRI or CAT Scans, can show doctors where the problem is and provide a map to track the success or failure of a given treatment when used with the appropriate software.

Some diagnostic methods provide no new information; instead, they simply offer a more efficient and reliable way to obtain the answers you want.

Blood tests are no longer required to determine oxygen in a patient's blood. A sensor connected to a finger may also do this in real-time. A type of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) involves using an implanted sensor that can send real-time blood sugar readings to the patient and doctor. A sensor connected to a finger may also do this in real-time.

Liv Generations: Luxury and Care Enhanced by Technology

Take a look at what LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak has to offer for your elderly loved ones if the time has come for them to consider a new living environment. Our assisted living homes adapt to all levels of elder care and provide the appropriate services for residents, whether they require minimally invasive senior care technology or full-time around-the-clock nursing.

Contact us today to find out how we can help your elderly family members live upscale senior living.