The internet has taken over every aspect of our lives; we can now order food, connect with friends and even arrange a GP visit online. However, statistics show that elderly people are yet to take full advantage of all that the digital world has to offer. According to studies conducted by Age UK, 61% of people aged over 75 have never used the internet.
How the Internet can Tackle Elderly Loneliness
The over 65s age group is one of the loneliest, with almost 1 million of them suffering from isolation in the UK. The internet can be an amazing way to connect with geographically-distant loved ones and a unique opportunity to make new friends, especially for those who are struggling to leave their home due to limited mobility. However, many elderly people often experience fear and hesitation around using the internet, as it is still a relatively new aspect of modern life.
A great way to ensure that your loved one can access the technological tools and has the know-how to use them is to arrange homecare for them. Professional Carers will not only be able to help your loved one by providing them companionship but also help them to get online. They can provide lessons and patiently go through all the basics with your loved one, to ensure that they don’t feel rushed and are never too scared to go online. Your loved one can learn how to access blogs they like, engage in forums for those who share their interests, and chat to friends via social media—a great reassurance to them that they are not alone.
Digital Services in Homecare
Aside from tackling loneliness and enabling older people to use social media, there are also digital services available from Cera which can greatly improve their lifestyle and health. At Cera, we believe in the power of comprehensive care and therefore aim to open a digital doorway to the over 65s through a range of services that are designed to help our clients enjoy elderly life. We can arrange for transportation, couriers for medication and food delivery, as well as visits from GPs and other health practitioners on our clients’ behalf. Our Professional Carers can also teach those they care for how to arrange these services themselves so that whenever they are in need of medicine, food, groceries or a GP visit, they have access immediately from the comfort of their own home.
To learn more about the care services and digital services that we offer, please feel free to call us now on 020 3034 4784. One of our Care Experts will be happy to guide you through our one-of-a-kind platform.