Many occupations are using new technology to help improve the efficiency and quality of their work.
This is no different for our caregivers, who are embracing any technology they can get their hands on to help make their lives easier and their patients’ lives easier.
Smartphones especially have become extremely useful for caregivers across the country, with millions of applications (also called “apps”) that make our phones small computers, capable of accomplishing an innumerable amount of tasks.
Among this giant mountain of different apps are a few diamonds built specifically for caregivers.
The Caregivers Touch app is one of the most popular smartphone apps for caregivers.
This app streamlines many different tasks, such as creating a calendar for appointments, making a list of contacts and medications, medical history, hospitalization history, emergency and insurance information.
Not only do caregivers have the access to this slew of information, they are also able to share this information with whomever they choose.
For only $4.99, this app does many great things for a very reasonable price.
Personal Caregiver is a slightly more expensive app that does just as many things as Caregivers Touch, but adds a few new features.
Not only are you able to track medications for a patient, you can track medications up to 2 others as well. It also allows you to receive recall alerts from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so you can stay up to date on ways to keep your body healthy.
Priced at $9.99, this app is for caregivers who are handling multiple patients at one time.
Built specifically for Android phones, Tell My Geo was made for individuals suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s.
This app, built with a GPS locator, allows caregivers who also have the app to keep track of a patient or loved one.
It also allows users who are suffering from a more advanced stage of dementia to click on a photo on their phone to call someone instead of typing in a name.
Lastly but most importantly, this app allows emergency responders to access medical history in the case of any emergency. This app is priced at $9.95 a month.
Elder 411 is a hotspot for all kinds of elder advice, compatible with all smartphones, and priced at only $1.99.
Elder 411 contains over 500 pieces of elder advice from all different mediums.
This app holds written, audio and video advice from many viable sources.
All of these pieces of advice are categorized into 10 varying eldercare topics to ease content navigation.
All of these apps are reasonably priced for the amazing things that they do.
For all of these apps under $10, are they worth purchasing if they are what stand between poor care and proper care? You bet they are.
Learn more about:
Caregivers Touch: http://caregiverstouch.com/
Personal Caregiver: http://personalcaregiver.com/
Tell My Geo: http://www.tellmygeo.com/whytellmygeo.php
Elder 411: http://www.elder411.net/
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