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7 Elderly Care Apps Every Caregiver Needs

Caregivers have a demanding job that can be utterly overwhelming at times. While support from friends and family can help alleviate the burden, apps can ease some of the stress that comes with caregiving.

The world of caregiving is dominated by awesome apps that can technically do everything. From assisting in health emergencies to getting medication reminders, apps are tackling every facet of caregiving.

To help you cut through the clutter of thousands of apps, we’ve narrowed down the seven best elderly care apps, so you can have a hassle-free experience.

The 7 best elderly care apps that every caregiver needs

Here are the best smartphone apps for caregivers.

1. CareZone

Cost: Free

Availability: Google Play and iTunes

CareZone is an excellent app for iPhones and Android that makes day-to-day caregiving tasks easier. This multipurpose tool allows you to create profiles for different people so you can access their medical info with the touch of a button.

The app comes with a journal for documenting symptoms, a calendar for keeping track of doctor appointments, file sharing, to-do list, contacts and a notes section.

There is a shareable journal that lets you keep your loved ones updated with the treatment progress. CareZone is one of the most trusted elderly care apps and has earned a reputable name in the caregiving world.

2. WebMD

Cost: Free

Availability: Google Play and iTunes

For years, WebMD has been a trusted resource for valuable health information, and now it’s available as a mobile app for iPhones and Androids.

The app is loaded with a ton of medical information that you need for all your caregiving work. Whether you want to identify symptoms or pills or look up some caring tips for certain ailments, WebMD has it all for you.

3. CaringBridge

Cost: Free

Availability: Google Play and iTunes

CaringBridge is an app designed to keep you and your loved ones in touch. It’s a great app for a family with a loved one in dire need of care.

The app lets multiple caregivers and family members share useful information such as updates and encouragement.

There is a space for journal entries where users can share photos, medical records, stories, and tributes.

4. eCare21

Cost: Free

Availability: Google Play and iTunes

eCare21 is one of the most technologically enhanced elderly care apps for the 21st-century caregiver.

The app provides all-round monitoring through wireless and wearable devices such as a FitBit device, BlueTooth, or a smart watch.

This way, you can track the wearer’s heart rate, glucose level, calorie intake, medication, and more even from a distance.

5. Elder 411

Cost: $0.99

Availability: iTunes

Elder 411 is an educational app that contains information that you’d elsewhere find in a 500 pages book. This app is one of a kind, and its features tell it all.

First, it comes with a questions and answer section, video lectures, audio tips for caregivers, and ‘unlimited’ pieces of advice.

Secondly, it’s fully searchable, and you can easily share the tips and progress with your friends.

6. Symple

Cost: Free

Availability: iTunes

Symple makes it easier for you to track your loved one’s symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, and pain.

This app allows you to record up to 10 individual symptoms while letting you document any contributing factors to health shifts or changes in mood.

What’s more, the app provides an interactive spreadsheet that you can share with the doctor for evaluation.

7. AARP Caregiving

Cost: Free

Availability: Google Play and iTunes

AARP Caregiving is a useful app that provides detailed information on how to effectively care for an aging loved one.

With the app, you can keep track of medications and appointments, coordinate care with family members, as well as monitor symptoms.

There is a help center within the app where caregivers can find answers to frequently asked questions.

Conclusion

The world of caregiving is packed with useful elderly care apps, and more are expected to come up as technology in the health sciences field continue to evolve.

As a caregiver, you need all the resources you can get. This is where caregiving apps come in handy.

If you need more tips on how to care for your elderly parents, I am here to give you a helping hand.

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