As a caregiver, technology can be your friend! There are a number of excellent smartphone apps that can help your aging loved one stay organized, manage their finances and stay connected with others.
It’s estimated that 42% of seniors own a smartphone, according to the Pew Research Center, and perhaps many more would be open to owning one since 58% of seniors believe technology has a “mostly positive” effect on society, according to the same Pew Research data.
Apps can also give you a certain sense of comfort knowing that your loved one has the tools they need to live independently. For example, the MyTherapy app, which is available in the App Store and the Google Play Store, provides regular pill reminders and allows seniors to track their mood, weight and other health metrics and share that information with their doctor.
Or, there’s the Be My Eyes app, also available in the App Store and the Google Play Store, that allows seniors to chat with volunteers who can help them read a label, match clothes or complete another task around the house. The free app has a network of more than 3 million volunteers who are ready to help.
Explore other free apps for seniors, provided by the team at Wikibuy, whether it’s to help stay organized, manage medications, communicate with others, manage finances or just to work out and have fun.