Essential Apps for Families of Seniors

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As your loved ones grow older, you may find yourself needing to spend more and more time and energy caring for them. While it is wonderful to spend more time with our aging family, caring for them can also be quite a stressful burden. This is especially true if you do not have the resources or information you need to take care of your loved ones effectively.

For many, this is the point when they turn to an in-home caregiver. However, while an in-home caregiver can remove much of the burden of caring for those you love, you will likely still want to be involved in their care and know what is going on in their lives.

Whether you are receiving medical information or learning about happy events that occur throughout the week, you are probably thrilled to stay in touch with your parents or grandparents and want to know what medications they are on, when they go to the doctor next, if and when they have a fall or other accident, and what to do for them to make them comfortable and happy. 

The apps below are a great way to make sure you stay on top of your aging family member’s care, understand how to care for them most effectively, and communicate regularly with other caregivers and family members. 

Elder 411

As your loved ones grow older, they will face a multitude of changes. Many of these are physical and mental changes that you as a caregiver will most definitely want to be aware of. Not only will you want to be aware of what your family members are going through, you will also want to understand what they may be thinking or feeling during this time, and know what to do to make them more comfortable, as well as how to respond to emergencies. 

The Elder 411 app is the perfect app for providing family members with the information they need to effectively care for those they love as they age. It is filled with helpful video, audio, and reading material that is sure to help you feel more comfortable and confident when taking care of the seniors in your life. 

CareZone

While it is always nice to have help, sometimes too much help can cause confusion caused by lack of communication. If the aging people in your life are being cared for by a group of people, or if they require a variety of medications and treatments, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the organization of it all. 

CareZone is the ideal solution to these organization problems. The app offers a wide variety of organizational features that automatically sync between phones in order to keep everyone in the loop. This means no more questioning which pill your mother is scheduled to take this morning, or whether or not she took her medication last night. It also means events such as doctors appointments can be shared with the entire circle of caregivers, and calls for care assistance can be put out when you are unavailable for that next appointment. 

Care24

Elderly people are at an increased risk of falling. Unfortunately, they are also more likely to become seriously injured should they fall. This can leave family and friends feeling worried about leaving their aging loved ones home alone. If you find yourself feeling anxious about your loved one having a fall, you might consider downloading the Care24 app on your loved one’s smartphone and finding a way for them to keep their phone on them at all times. 

This clever app has a fall detection feature, and will send you a notification any time a fall is detected. Additionally, it allows users to send emergency alerts to caregivers with the touch of a button. This app could truly be a lifesaver for the senior you love most. 

These are just a few of the incredible apps on the market for the families of aging seniors. We hope they can give you some peace of mind and help you better understand how to properly care for those you love.

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