They say there’s an app for everything. While millennials lead the way in app use, seniors aren’t far behind in embracing new technology. Today, 78% of Americans between the ages of 50-59 own and use smartphones. What’s more, 55% of Americans above 70 years of age use smartphones regularly. When it comes to healthcare, 62% of seniors report an interest in new technologies that can help monitor health issues. So, if you’re looking for the perfect app for Mom or Dad, these life-changing apps for seniors will fit the bill.
Care Coordination Apps
There are quite a few apps that help adult children, physicians, and care team members stay in the loop about a patient. Check out our favorites below:
Carezone is a downloadable free app. The app will make a buzzing sound when it’s time for Mom to take her medication. Best of all, seniors can use the app to scan all of their medications and send the complete list to their doctors.
Philips Cares allows a patient’s care circle to share notes about the patient’s well-being. The app also sends notifications when the patient contacts the Philips Lifeline service.
Reminder Rosie, a voice-controlled reminder system, allows caregivers to record reminders on a digital clock. At specific times, the clock will play a pre-recorded message to remind Mom or Dad to perform certain tasks.
Personal emergency response devices have certainly evolved in sophistication. Today, many seniors are undoubtedly familiar with medic alert pendants. However, these apps take safety to another level.
Red Panic Button is downloadable to smartphones. It’s perfect for seniors who prefer not to wear a medical necklace at all times. In an emergency, seniors need only press one button on their phones. Once you press the medical alert button, a message is sent to everyone on the emergency call list. As well, the senior’s exact location is sent out.
Lively, a multi-talented smartwatch, allows you to keep up with your loved one through sensors. The sensors attach to appliances or furniture to track Mom or Dad’s activities. Its usefulness is undeniable. For example, if a sensor fails to activate, you or a caregiver will be alerted.
iBP Blood Pressure is a phone app that helps seniors manage their blood pressure. It is easy to use and designed to document blood pressure. After, you can share the findings with your healthcare professional.
Fade fall detection is great for seniors who are vulnerable to falls. The app detects all fall incidents. This is critical since a fall is a common mishap that can have dire, if not fatal consequences in the elderly. Quick interventions can make all the difference. This app can also determine whether you have been inactive for a long period of time.
Park ‘n’ Forget iPhone app helps seniors find their cars. Many people have trouble remembering where they parked their cars and this only intensifies as we age and our memory begins to wane. Also, the app tells seniors how long they have before the meter runs out.
Many seniors suffer from depression which is often caused by loneliness. As they age, seniors must deal with the loss of loved ones and friends. So, they learn to cherish each relationship. These apps can help seniors stay in contact with old friends, family members, and even new friends.
grandCARE is an undoubtedly popular app that offers a touchscreen, video chat, news briefs, game capabilities, and more. The interaction with the app makes it enjoyable and entertaining.
GeriJoy provides conversation and support to seniors when family members or a caregiver is unavailable. A friendly pet avatar always greets seniors. Furthermore, the avatar can also show captions for the hearing impaired.
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