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7 of the Best Senior Caregiver Apps

August 29, 2018

Today there’s an app for almost everything, whether it’s food delivery, vacation planning, or even finding the nearest public bathroom. It comes as no surprise that there are several helpful apps for senior caregivers. We’ve selected our seven favorites that are available for both iPhone and Android — and they’re all free. Get ready to download what we believe are the best caregiver apps! 

MyMeds for tracking medications

Managing medications can be one of the toughest jobs for caregivers. MyMeds organizes all medication information in one place and sends reminders to your loved one when it’s time to take his/her meds. Seniors click when they’ve taken their medication, and the app automatically notifies a family member.

Red Cross First Aid for injuries and accidents

Falls and other accidents in the home can be life threatening for seniors. This app provides information on how to handle the most common first aid situations, from broken bones to burns. Family members can also take quizzes and read tips on how to prevent falls and other accidents.

Pacifica for stress management

We know stress affects both seniors and the families who care for them. Pacifica is rated the #1 app for reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Both caregivers and seniors can use Pacifica to reduce stress, so everyone’s happier. Learn more about the warning signs of caregiver stress.

CareZone for managing health info

From prescriptions to doctor appointments, managing your parent’s health can be complicated. CareZone strives to make it easier by providing a central repository for medical information. It includes a journal for physician notes, calendar for keeping track of appointments, to-do lists and more. You can even take pictures of prescription bottles and the info is uploaded for you - no need to type it in.

Caregiver Buddy for Alzheimer’s

Developed by the Alzheimer’s Association, this app provides helpful advice for those caring for parents with memory loss. In addition to tips like how to prevent wandering, Caregiver Buddy also has a 24-hour helpline with live support. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

Kindle for entertainment

You don’t need to own a Kindle to read on the go. This app lets you read eBooks on your mobile device. It’s perfect for passing the time during your loved one’s doctor appointments. It’s also great for tech-savvy seniors who enjoy reading. If you’re looking for a good book to get started with, check out our 10 book recommendations that anyone can enjoy!

Care.com for finding help

Finding a professional caregiver for your loved one can be a difficult task. With the Care.com app, you can search caregiver resumes based on specific criteria to find the candidate that’s best for your family. The app also enables you to set up interviews with potential candidates.

We hope you can find a caregiver app or two from this list that will help you better manage the challenges of caregiving. There are also several apps designed to help seniors with day-to-day activities.

If you are wondering if assisted living might be the right option for an aging parent or loved one, we can help. We provide free home visits, conducted by a licensed nurse in the comfort of your loved one’s home.

Sources:

AARP