As we turn to technology more and more to help manage our daily lives with apps like reminders, calendars, social media, and banking, it is only natural that we may find that technology can assist with the monumental challenge of caregiving. Caring for someone who has a disability, chronic illness, disease or injury can be demanding and overwhelming, but an extra pair of hands can be as close as the smartphone in your pocket.
Whether you are a parent of a child with a disability or a spouse of someone who had a stroke, there are many types of apps that caregivers of all ages have found useful to integrate into their lives to manage and streamline information. Features that allow users to keep track of vital information, manage a log of activities, jot down notes during doctor and therapy appointments, update family and friends, and get support can be lifesavers.
We recently worked with Easter Seals National to put together a few apps that we have found helpful to manage some daily tasks of caregiving. See the full article.