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Is your local Eldercare Facility Ready for Today’s Tech Savvy Seniors? A Research Literature Review & Solutions Summary by Eileen Callejas, MA, AC, MBA S ponsored by Helpertunity.org. Images on slides 1 & 2: Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net .

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Is your local Eldercare Facility

Ready for Today’s

Tech Savvy Seniors?

A Research Literature Review

& Solutions Summary

by Eileen Callejas, MA, AC, MBA Sponsored by Helpertunity.org

Images on slides 1 & 2: Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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“A recent Pew study suggests; 53% of American adults over 65 are online, with one in three of those seniors using social networks.”

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/23/living/boomers-and-tech/index.html?c&page=1

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Meanwhile; Elders, Disabled Persons, and folks living in Supportive

Housing Shelters remain

dis-connected

from social technologies.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9815824/Elderly-people-disfranchised-by-social-networking.html

If your hour

at the driving range...

could give her purpose

& supplies...

could give her purpose

& supplies...

to make gifts for someone in need...

to make gifts for someone in need...

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Recreation Therapy Directors and Activities & Care Staff need training and access to Technology Resources; in order to give access and assistance to their disabled patients.

Images by: The Orlando Sentinel

http://www.digitaltrends.com/gadgets/get-old-tune-out-is-technology-leaving-the-elderly-in-the-dust/

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Facility-wide policies which SUPPORT the use of

Personal Mobile Devices by staff, when they are being utilized for the benefit of their patients, is an important first step.

Images by: The Orlando Sentinel

B. Y. O. D. = “Bring Your Own Device” for Work or School…

If your hour

at the driving range...

could give her purpose

& supplies...

could give her purpose

& supplies...

to make gifts for someone in need...

to make gifts for someone in need...

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Professional Recreation

&

Care Staff Training

in how to conduct a Technology Education Session

is the next step in ensuring success for a program, and for its elderly and disabled participants.

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Professional Group Evaluation

and Sharing of

Resource Experiences

&

SoftwareApplications:

Saves Time at Work

Saves Budget Money

Reduces Frustration

Speeds Discovery

Speeds Utilization

Increases Patient Access

Improves Collaboration

Expands Professionalism

If your hour

at the driving range...

could give her purpose

& supplies...

could give her purpose

& supplies...

to make gifts for someone in need...

to make gifts for someone in need...

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Using new technology tools for classic recreational activities helps to bridge the

learning curve & reduce digital-aversion.

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Technical Support & Technical Training make a difference; as Recreation Staff prepare to share their new skills with elder clients.

Ready to

Transfer

Knowledge

&

Apply

New

Learning

& Skills

on the

Job?

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Elders can use tools

that are on loan by visiting “Technology Specialists”…

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Or: Care Facilities can Create Computer Labs or Media Centers…

If your hour

at the driving range...

could give her purpose

& supplies...

could give her purpose

& supplies...

to make gifts for someone in need...

to make gifts for someone in need...

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Increasingly: “Smart Facilities”

provide Wireless Internet

for their guests.

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Disabled and home-bound volunteer, Karen Hackett, used the Internet to Learn Crochet, and hosted a Craft Sale Fundraiser at a nearby Church’s Elementary School.

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Photos by: www.Helpertunity.org

Photo by: www.NexStitch.com

With ACCESS to

Wireless Internet

and

Digital Devices;

Disabled and Elderly

Care Facility Patients can learn new skills, and pursue new leisure options using UNLIMITED online books, videos, and tutorials.

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Elder

Loneliness, Isolation,

& Anxiety?

Modern Mobile Devices

and Social Networking Media

can enhance patient – to – family communications through

free video-chat resources.

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What were once complex communication devices, available only at high costs and in limited quantities…

are now as readily available to the public, as downloading an APP onto a Tablet or

Mobile Phone.

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As the price and portability of Internet-Connected Devices

continues to improve,

A Care Facility’s leading R.O.I. consideration

should be for WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE throughout the building.

If your hour

at the driving range...

could give her purpose

& supplies...

could give her purpose

& supplies...

to make gifts for someone in need...

to make gifts for someone in need...

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Technology:

For Everyone to Enjoy!