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Seniors And Smart Living: 4 Ways Smart Technology Benefits The Elderly

Sep 22, 2022
By Excel Dyquiangco

3 min read

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Imagine a world where you didn’t have to get out of bed to adjust the air conditioner or to check whether or not your front door is locked. While most of us take it for granted, it’s a convenience that elders may not have enjoyed in the past—until now.

Help them stay active, involved, and connected!

Elderly woman touching control panel of smart refrigerator

As smart home systems are designed with simplicity of use in mind, seniors don’t need to be tech-savvy to take advantage of the many benefits they provide. If you’re looking to make their lives simpler, just consider how automations can easily assist your loved ones—especially when powered by PLDT Home’s WiFi Mesh System.

Here, we list some of the ways that smart technology can benefit the elderly!

They have medical alert systems.

Smartwatches—like the Apple Watch—have changed the game in this regard by incorporating some functionalities of medical alert systems in its latest WatchOS releases. For example, the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 has new and improved health features that can greatly benefit seniors. From taking ECGs to measuring blood oxygen, and even detecting falls or crashes, a wearable like this is perfect for those advanced in years.

Apple Watch Series 8

From Apple Official Website

They provide hands-free control over appliances.

Seniors can benefit from smart assistants in a variety of ways. Google, Alexa, and Siri can help them operate other smart devices, making it easy for them to create a suitable living space without having to use their hands. They can freely control lights, thermostats, and other appliances; and, more importantly, they can effortlessly call family members, place food orders, and connect to other services by simply tapping on their smartphones or making voice commands.

Elderly woman using her mobile phone

They send useful reminders.

Smart devices are particularly a great idea for seniors who live on their own, as they can assist them through notifications. Checking the weather, “hearing” the news, keeping track of doctor’s appointments, and turning appliances on and off will never be a problem once programmed.


From Google Store Official Website

They can help keep them safe and secure.

Smart doorbells, locks, smoke detectors, and cameras like the PLDT FamCam are very useful for the elderly as they can help lower the dangers of untoward incidents happening in the home. Not only can they be assured that they never forget to lock the door or turn off the stove, other family members can also watch over them from afar.


Indeed, smart homes are altering the way seniors live by providing them with more possibilities than ever before to be active, involved, and connected.

If you’re looking for ways to make your lolo, lola, dad, or mom feel more comfortable in their older age, you can consider how smart living can help them stay healthy, save time and money, and make them feel safe in their own homes.

With additional reporting from Elaine Calderon.


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Excel V. Dyquiangco

Excel is a content writer at Next Upgrade assigned to lead sections of Sports & Fitness, Pop Culture, and Entertainment. He has been writing for magazines, newspapers, and websites for more than a decade. He often works out, and takes pride in having traveled to far-flung places in the Philippines such as Batanes and Tawi-Tawi.