This course provides caregivers with the tools and tips they need to help their elderly clients use technology to enhance their quality of life. The module includes using the internet, email, social media, Skype, Wii and other gaming systems, smartphones, e-readers and streaming music and entertainment.
List at least three types of technology that most seniors can start using with very little instruction.
Thoroughly and patiently teach clients how to use the internet, email, Facebook and Skype.
Discuss how Wii and other gaming systems are beneficial to seniors.
Help clients who have smartphones download and use apps to improve health and wellbeing.
List at least three ways technology can bring books, music and movies to clients, even if they are homebound.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.