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With the explosion of the internet and the increase in people's access to it, many people are now getting heath care information online. One group of people who are increasingly turning to the web are senior citizens. Experts estimate that 5.5 million seniors are currently looking to the web to get their health care information, and eight times as many future seniors (aged 45 to 65) are also turning to the web.
Senior's increased use of the web will cause a demand for health care information to be available on the web for them. Nurses can get involved in this trend by helping companies to develop and maintain senior-friendly websites with health issue specific to their age group. It is essential to their health that seniors get accurate and understandable information on the web.