The Confusing World of the Internet and Elder Care inChicago, IL

Trying to navigate a computer for some people today, especially elderly individuals can seem like a significant challenge. Not only are computers today technologically advanced, they have so many programs, so much visual data, that it can be overwhelming for someone who has little experience with them. When it comes to surfing the Internet for elder care, the challenge can seem almost insurmountable.

When your mother or father is trying to find their way around the Internet, whether it’s to learn more about a medication that they’ve been prescribed, to see what kind of activities are available for people his or her age, or for any other information, they can get lost. It doesn’t matter whether they are receiving home care for the elderly or Elder Care inChicago, ILyou’re checking in on them from time to time; they will likely be confused about the Internet and how to find information online.

The first thing that you need to do is try to see the world (the vast World Wide Web, for that matter) through their eyes. Even though you may be an expert on the subject and know how to find just about everything, they might not know the first thing when it comes to search engines. In fact, they might think that a search engine is a physical feature of their computer.

Yet you don’t want to ignore their desire to connect to the Internet or find out important information online. So if they have elderly home care, and a computer, you should talk to the home care provider and find out what they knew about the Internet and whether they have a lot of experience navigating through it to find the information that they want. If they aren’t comfortable with the Internet, then having them try to show your mother or father how to get around it can be a fruitless effort.

If you have the time, you can also sit down with your mother or father and go through the basics. Set one of the major search engines, such as Google, as their ‘home page’ so that anytime they opened their Internet browser, it will be there. From there, typing in a website or keywords to find what they’re looking for is much simpler.

When it comes to elder care, it’s best to not ignore the important technologies that surround us daily. In fact, they should be embraced.

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About Joan Cisneros LPN

Joan Cisneros is COO and Agency Manager at Private Home Care Services of Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Joan has over 25 years of professional healthcare experience, including Private Duty Home Care, nursing, insurance, case management, training, and operations. Her area of expertise is Alzheimer¹s care, which she knows from both a professional and personal perspective. Her solid capabilities are enhanced by her compassionate approach and her personal mission to help people maintain their independence by providing the best possible home care.