Over the past year, internet usage of active living community residents and other retirees has increased, but easy-to-use websites could help them make better use of the expanded access.
Thirty percent of Americans over age 65 now have access to high-speed broadband internet, up more than 10 percent from April 200
8, according to a recent survey from Pew Research.
A higher number of boomers, aged 50-64, also get online with the higher-speed connections, with more than 60 percent doing so, according to Pew.
But for both of these groups, using the internet to make plans for retirement living expenses or other tasks may seem difficult or confusing.
Some companies like Familink are offering programs with simpler user interfaces that make it easier for seniors to communicate with loved ones by allowing them to view photos and videos of family members alongside medication reminders.
"Proper communication between seniors, their family members and caregivers allows for connected relationships and participation in society," said Laurie Orlov, leading industry analyst, Aging in Place Technology Watch.