Retirement age individuals today have the opportunity to easily keep track of vital bodily functions, thanks, in part, to the benefits of wearable technology. To monitor blood pressure, heart rate, and more, modern wearable technology can’t be beaten.
Naturally, even though you’re tracking your body’s changes with this new type of technology, it’s still important to keep an eye on your health through regular physician visits. But, at an optimal range, to ensure overall well-being and health, one of the best preventative measures in existence is modern wearable technology.
Let’s take a closer look at this incredible technological advancement.
Wearable Technology – What Is It?
When we use the term “wearable technology”, we’re talking about today’s “smart” electronic devices. They are used to analyze/detect bodily function information and are worn on the surface of the skin. (Picture something resembling a wristwatch, for instance.)
To pick up even the smallest bodily changes, these devices have tiny sensors. As an example, every few minutes, you could see information displayed regarding the heartbeat of the individual wearing the device. Particularly if it became irregular.
Today’s wearable devices can be associated with fields such as healthcare, engineering, navigation, sports and recreation, and more.
Using Wearable Technology
Though the younger generation has pretty much grown up with wearable technology, it’s something of a novelty for older adults. That doesn’t mean they should miss out on all the advantages it offers to support their lifestyle and health. You – as a 65+ age adult – can feel confident and independent through the use of a wearable device.
Through today’s wearable technology, older individuals can feel safe, keep active, and still monitor their health at the same time. At any point throughout the day, whether you’re going for a walk, resting on the couch, or sleeping in bed, you can be aware and informed as to what your body is experiencing.
Retirement Age Individuals and Wearable Technology
In many positive ways, your aging loved one’s welfare can be protected and increased through wearable technology. Here are some examples:
- Information can be immediately shared with friends, families, home support workers, doctors, etc. regarding medical emergencies and health conditions.
- Every time an individual falls, it will be registered with wearable technology. This way, if underlying health issues are causing the falls, it will help a health professional make a diagnosis.
- If a retirement-age loved one is out and about and needs assistance of any kind (such as ambulance service), they can easily be located thanks to the GPS tracker in today’s wearable technology.
- Increased awareness of health habits and risks is possible with wearable technology.
Types of Wearable Technology
Though new devices are coming out every day, here are some of the wearable devices currently on the market:
- Personal Alarms
- Fitness Trackers
- Heart Health Monitors
- GPS Technology and more
Promoting a Safe And Independent Environment – Regency Pointe
Both you and your retirement age loved one can discover southern charm with affordable comfort at Regency Pointe – located in Rainbow City, Alabama, near the banks of the Coosa River. We are just minutes from Anniston and Gadson, northeast of Birmingham.
Four living options are offered at Regency Pointe, one of which is independent living. Residents here enjoy outstanding amenities, beautiful apartment homes, chef-prepared meals, and the highest standard of services and care.
Schedule a tour to see, for yourself, this enriching environment steeped in southern tradition. If you have questions, you can contact us at 256.456.0016. With sales and leasing inquiries, please call 256.269.1919.