Lancaster senior caregivers have to organize a great deal of information. In addition to scheduling doctor appointments, meals, and medications, caregivers also have to stay on top of their own lives. Fortunately, there are a number of apps available that can help. While some apps are specific to Alzheimer’s caregivers or Parkinson’s caregivers, there are dozens of apps that can be useful to anyone caring for a senior. Here are four of the best.
CareZone is free and is available for both Android and iPhone/iPad. CareZone allows you to create a medication list that includes dosage and timing instructions, as well as prescription and pharmacy numbers to simplify refills. In addition to a to-do list and file-storage, this app allows the administrator to add family and friends to the account, making information sharing easier.
2. WebMD Mobile
Available for iPhone and Android, WebMD’s free mobile app allows users to track and identify symptoms and even identify medications with the Pill ID utility. Other great features include local health listings, first aid essentials, which are available even without an Internet connection, and healthy living, which lets you customize a daily magazine with your and your senior loved one’s particular tastes and interests.
Caring for a senior often involves special dietary considerations. This free app for Android and iPhone allows access to over 500,000 recipes and gives users highly detailed nutrition information for each recipe–a must for caregivers cooking for seniors on special or restricted diets. Recipes can be saved to favorites to help with menu planning.
4. Stress Check
Looking after a senior can be a rewarding but demanding job, and many senior caregivers end up neglecting their own wellbeing. Stress Check, a free app for Android and iPhone, allows users to track and evaluate their stress, while offering stress-reducing advice based on the user’s assessment scores.
Senior caregivers, simplify your life with a little help from technology. If apps aren’t enough help and you need to take a respite from caregiving, reach out to Home Care Assistance Lancaster. We are available 24/7 and provide our caregivers with engaging and up-to-date training in the best care practices. If your senior loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia, we have caregivers who can provide expert, individualized care at a moment’s notice. For more information, call (717) 540-4663 to speak with a local Care Manager.