How seniors can live independently for longer

Living Independently

Maintaining an independent lifestyle is highly valued by Australia’s ageing population. Seniors now have the opportunity to live at home longer by embracing the benefits of technology and hiring independent care workers.

Many people prefer to remain living in their homes with some assistance rather than packing up their things and moving to a nursing home. Seniors can continue living independently thanks to:

Technology

Safety

One of the major benefits of seniors having access to technology is that they can get help by the push of a button. There are tracking services, medical aids, and remote monitoring systems available, which allow seniors to continue living independently. There is also an iPhone feature that allows someone to quickly access your information during a medical emergency, even when your phone is locked.

Communication

Technology will not only improve senior’s social connection but it will help keep their minds active and engaged. Seniors can remain up to date with daily affairs and they can also stay in contact with their family and friends. Technology decreases feelings of isolation for seniors – as they have the opportunity to participate in a wider part of society and can connect with other people online. There are plenty of accessibility features that make senior’s interaction with technology easier. Features such as: enlarging text, voice control, connecting hearing aids etc.

Local Care Workers

Hiring a local care worker for personal services will allow seniors to live at home for longer. The benefits of directly hiring a care worker include:

Choice

What’s important to one person can be very different to the next. Seniors can choose the care worker(s) who is right for them, taking into account their individual needs and preferences.

Savings

On the Better Caring platform, you can choose the care worker of your choice – and within a budget that works for you. Many families believe hiring a private care worker is not within their financial reach. However, by hiring a local care worker directly via Better Caring’s platform, home care can be quite affordable, with the cost of care averaging at around $30 per hour.

Convenience

On Better Caring you have access to hundreds of care workers 24/7. Our user-friendly website allows you to easily browse through the profiles of local care workers and message them directly. When you message a care worker via our website, they will receive an email and SMS to alert them of this. This allows you to easily contact the care worker through our messaging system rather than of waiting on hold or completing unnecessary documentation.

About the Author

Natasha Trgo

Natasha Trgo is Marketing Coordinator at Better Caring, a community of independent care workers offering their services directly to clients.