In this article, we will find many cases of VR uses in senior living communities. It is not only about physical health because these tools are very adapted to bring “useful” entertainment. Many studies measure benefices of VR tools for elderly people (memory, engagement, physical exercises, feeling of presence, virtuel visits, etc.)
The common thread of VR deployments in senior care is fun and engagement. But myriad opportunities to boost strong health might be stronger arguments for launching a program.
That’s because the immersive scenery — virtual visits to the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon, for instance — can do more than stimulate a user in the moment; it can prompt group discussions afterward. Users might talk about their favorite vacations or reflect on the images they just saw.
Source: VR for Seniors: VR Initiatives for Senior Care Residents