Long-distance family caregiving can be challenging, but luckily technology is catching up! There are a variety of apps you can use to stay connected and up to date on your aging parent’s health status. Check out the following list to help make long-distance caregiving a bit easier for you and your loved one. (
And if you’re interested in technology to help your parent age in their homes safely, check out this post!)
Better Alerts Caregiver
To use this app, you’ll need to purchase the Better Alerts monitoring system. But once you do, you’ll be able to track all of your aging parent’s activities, and even get an alert if they fall. Both you and your parent will get an alert when it’s time to take medications. GPS allows you to track their walks, letting you know where they are and when they make it home safe. If they need emergency assistance, they can simply press a button and connect to 911 in an instant.
With Medisafe, you get personalized reminders for each medication, refill alerts, and drug interaction warnings. As a family caregiver, you can stay connected through real-time missed medication alerts and manage your family members’ medications from one convenient place with the dependents feature.
CaringBridge connects multiple caregivers through a single app, providing easy access to appointment dates, new changes in health, and other essential information. It’s great for dividing up caregiving duties and sharing updates with concerned loved ones.
While apps and technology can make long-distance family caregiving easier, your parent or loved one might need more hands-on help. If that’s the case, consider in-home care. A professional caregiver can help monitor your loved one’s health, provide companionship and socialization, and help them with household chores and errands. Give us a call or book a discovery call today if you’d like to learn more!