Gift Idea #12: Technology That Helps Your Loved One or Your Piece of Mind
Whether this is a gift for you or your loved one depends – but the information and connection can give you peace and make life easier for everyone.
Alexa from Amazon allows your loved one to talk on video calls, ask questions, call using voice, or interact. Check to see if your loved one speaks loud enough to communicate. Read more here.
Fall detection on the Apple Watch Series 4 or newer. It taps you on the wrist, sounds an alarm, and displays an alert. You can choose to contact emergency services or dismiss the alert. If your watch detects that you have been immobile for about a minute, it will make the call automatically. After the call ends, your watch sends a message to your emergency contacts with your location letting them know that your watch detected a hard fall and dialed emergency services.
Lights are ever important. Perhaps you would like to gift light therapy glasses or lamps to combat seasonal depression. Also there is other technology that can help with lighting needs – all important as eyes age. Read this for some more lighting technology ideas.
Or remember medicine times.
Happy Gift Giving! We would love for you to share some of your gift ideas – gift giving is all year around.
BY ANITA OLDHAM