Apps are for people that have ever thought, I just don’t have enough time in the day? When you provide care for someone, this is a question that is often at the top of mind. The hours of the day just simply run out and there is still more to do on the ever running list of things to do. You find yourself lacking energy, over run by your to-do list and needing a moment to breathe. Thankfully, however, there is an app for almost anything we can imagine.
When you’re in a time crunch – there is an for app that, check out these tools that are helpful in coordinating tasks, receiving support, staying connected and planning outings. Lotsa Helping Hands, CaregivingApp Caregiver and Senior Care Manager are a few apps that can help you do just that. These apps allow you to: coordinate help, schedule meal deliveries and rides to appointments, and connect with your support network. They allow for families to communicate in a central location regarding updates, save time on communicating unmet needs, and leave uplifting messages for each other.
Additional features for caregivers that may be handy when monitoring a loved one’s health are the ability to schedule medication reminders and monitor vital signs (blood pressure, blood sugars, and weights). Several apps include this feature as a part of the application so there is no further need for additional apps.
While caregiving has many rewards, the burnout and stress of caring for someone can leave one needing to stop and take a moment for themselves. Several apps offer relaxation techniques that are often helpful in lowering stress levels and inspiring a sense of renewal. Many of these apps focus on activities that produce relaxation responses from the brain. Apps such as The Mindfulness App, Meditation Studio, and Relax Sounds are three examples of apps like this. They offer one more tool a caregiver can add to their tool box and they support learning about techniques that reduce stress.
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Article Provided by: Amy Osborn,
The Hampton and Ashley Inn
A Koelsch Community