Senior Care and Mobility: Why Smartphones and Tablets Make Sense

One in 5 U.S. residents will be of retirement age by 2030; four years later, those 65 and older will outnumber children under 18, the U.S. Census Bureau reports.

Growing alongside the numbers of seniors is their use of technology. According to the Pew Research Center, 53 percent of all senior citizens now own a smartphone — and that doesn’t account for other mobile devices such as tablets, laptops or e-readers.

Such rising adoption presents an opportunity for care providers to employ mobile devices as a means to not only connect senior users to family, friends and the internet, but also potentially allow for longer and healthier lives.


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