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8 Websites to Make Learning Computer Skills Easy for Seniors

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These days, everything can be done through the use of computers, from paying bills to grocery shopping. Teaching an elderly loved one to use a computer will allow them to live a little more independently. Even though these online resources can help your loved one maintain their independence, a senior care provider may still be needed to assist with the daily tasks that the elderly adult is unable to do by themselves.

Encourage the elder to try these websites in order to easily learn how to gain basic computer skills in no time at all.

  1. Skillful Senior. This helpful website is designed to teach seniors how to navigate through their computer and search for the health information they are in need of. Interactive animated tutorials are used to show them all of the skills they need to learn in a fun, entertaining way.
  2. Microsoft Accessibility. Microsoft Accessibility contains a list of resources that pertain to the skill your loved one wants to learn. They are also designed for elderly adults with impairments or challenges. The resources available cover all of the features in Windows 7, IE9, and Office 2010.
  3. BBC – Webwise. Seniors can easily learn basic skills for using the Internet with this website. It also teaches elders how to use basic applications on their computer in simple terms. Some of these lessons also come with interactive multimedia in order to make learning fun for your loved one.
  4. GCF Learn Free. Over 750 beginner and intermediate lessons are covered here. Some of the topics covered include online literacy, technology, and math skills. Each tutorial is supported with an interactive design and includes a number of articles, animation, and videos.
  5. HP Learning Center. The HP Learning Center is for people of all ages who need help getting started with their computer. The senior will need to register prior to participating in their first course, but also include quizzes, demonstrations, and assignments.
  6. Meganda. A blog-style format is used to teach beginner level student how to use their computer. A wide range of free lessons are available for your loved one to choose from.
  7. Good50. Good50 is not a computer skill learning website per se, but is a Google powered search engine that is easier to use and more readable. Large lettering is used in order to make it much more pleasing to the eye of seniors, school-aged children, or others with reading impairments.
  8. Eldy. Eldy is a free downloadable program that makes it easy for your loved one to learn how to use their own computer. It also includes big navigation buttons in order to make it easy to use.

If your loved one is in need of learning to use their computer. Try these websites for help.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Elk Grove, CA, please contact the caring staff at Support for Home. Proudly Serving Sacramento, Yolo, Placer & El Dorado Counties. Call Today (916) 482-8484 or (530) 792-8484

 

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Jason Wu, President

President at ApexCare
I first became aware of the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease ten years ago when my grandmother was diagnosed with this disease.I saw firsthand how critical it was to have a loving family or caregiver to ensure my grandmother’s safety and daily well-being.My grandmother was fortunate enough to have close family members who cared for her as her Alzheimer’s disease progressed.

Since then, I have had a strong interest in helping and supporting our senior community as they age and are unable to care for themselves.Coming from a family of physicians, I am excited to be involved in the medical community by providing the highest levels of non-clinical in-home care to our clients and their families.With my work experience, I firmly believe that ApexCare can touch many lives and have a great impact on our local senior community.

Prior to joining ApexCare, I worked in a wide variety of industries and have owned multiple businesses ranging from construction to mortgage banking.Outside of work, I am an active youth soccer and basketball coach, having coached recreational soccer for over 8 years and elementary school basketball for over 4 years.I graduated with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.My career has been focused on building great organizations that deliver the highest absolute levels of service to our clients.I look forward to continuing this passion with ApexCare.

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