Seniors Are Embracing Technology: From Healthcare Needs To Binge Watching
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Just call them 'Silver Techies'. Medicare eligible seniors are embracing technology and loving it. Six in ten are embracing technology more during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new healthinsurance.com survey.
Seniors are using technology for their healthcare needs. The survey reveals an incredible 340% increase in telemedicine usage among Medicare recipients since the start of COVID-19. One-third report ordering their prescriptions from an online pharmacy. And it's not just telemedicine and the internet. Nearly one-third say they monitor their health using a wearable. In fact, 4 in 10 are interested in a wearable that helps them and those around them maintain appropriate social distance.
The survey also explores seniors' internet usage, healthcare cost concerns, Medicare enrollment, grandma and grandpa's binge-watching habits, and more.
Telemedicine Is Trending
Grandparents Are Binge Watching
Liking Social Media
Making Use Of Video Chatting
Satisfied With Smartphons
When asked about the outlook of the United States, 84% say they haven't seen the country more divided in their lifetime than it is now.
Medicare Enrollment Habits
Healthcare Cost Worries
View the full survey results here: https://www.healthinsurance.com/learning-center/article/medicare-eligible-seniors-survey
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