Tech support for the elderly also includes helping seniors pick the computer that is right for them.
Buying a Computer and Tech Support for Seniors
Seniors are a diverse group of people just like everyone else. To assume that an eighty year old woman just needs a computer for email and for storing recipes is an unfair stereotype. She could be wanting a computer because she wants to challenge her grandson to the newest hot game, or maybe she wants to write a book. There is no “one size fits all” with computers. When it is time to buy a computer in Mesa, that’s the time to ask questions.
A lot of people automatically assume for example that a senior citizen may just want a desktop computer. But some seniors have embraced pads, smartphones, and laptops.
According to the site Assisted Living Today:
“Before shopping for a new laptop, keep in mind the following considerations.
How comfortable are you with computers? Some seniors are brand new to the world of computers, while others have used them for work or hobbies for many years. Those who are new to computers may benefit from modern touch-screen technology or brands with more intuitive navigation and apps.
Accessibility: Some senior citizens can use any laptop without a problem, but others may need adaptive devices to use their laptops. Accessories can be added to a laptop such as a mouse, large-key keyboard, utility managers and more to make them easier to use.
How will the laptop be used? Knowing in advance how you wish to use your laptop can help you navigate the seemingly endless choices when it comes to laptops. If you need your laptop for email, internet connections and pictures, a budget model may be fine. Those running more extensive software or business software may need a heartier laptop with additional memory or processing power. Make a list in advance of shopping for your laptop of all the things you know you will do on your laptop and the things you are dreaming about doing. Then organize the list into “must haves” and “nice to haves”. This will help you narrow your choices as you shop for a laptop.
What software will you need? Your list will also help you determine which software programs you may need to run on your new laptop. Some laptops for senior citizens come preloaded with basic software, while others leave it up to the user to purchase and install additional software.[Read Source]
Buying a New Computer For a Senior
Ultimately, when it is time to buy a computer for a senior, you want to make sure that it is the computer that what they need. You also want to make sure that tech support is available.
The world is more connected. Stay connected. Buy a new computer in Mesa.
Softque Premier Computer Services
1155 South Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85206