With the increase advancement of smart phones growing, I have been putting some deeper thought into how it may impact my aging parents. Even though smart phones have been around for over a decade, my parents still use the flip phones as their cellular choice. I can’t blame them though. I don’t think there has ever been any real desire to learn how to use a smart phone. The flip phones meets their needs. It is simply used for the purpose of making outbound calls as well as a way for others to contact them. But say in the near future, flip phones become extinct and my parents’ flip phones also gives up on them. What will they do?
So I took into account and researched what options are available for seniors or older parents when it comes to purchasing a smart phone. But also, what are seniors looking for in a smart phone? I found that the Emporia Euphoria, Emporia Smart, Kisa Smartphone, iPhone5S, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Jitterbug Touch 2 were named the best smartphones for seniors. The Jitterbug Touch 2 has very neat features targeted towards the older generation adults and people with disability. I really liked the Med Coach feature to keep track of medication with a quick log to record the medication.
I think this information will prepare me when I help transition my parents to enter into the world of technology.
For a one stop shop, read http://www.technewscentral.co.uk/the-best-smartphones-for-seniors/id_12093