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Apps That Can Benefit an In-Home Caregiver

Being a caregiver can be a tough job often requiring juggling dozens of responsibilities, but it doesn’t have to be so difficult. The following apps can make your life and Anchorage senior care a little easier by helping you track everything from symptoms and prescription refills to medical documents and important tasks.

CareZone

Free
Android and iOS devices

The CareZone app is a versatile all-in-one caregiver app that includes a journal to document symptoms for easy reference, a calendar to track appointments and prescription refills, and a list of contacts to organize important numbers. You can quickly create a complete list of your loved one’s medications by taking photos of prescription bottles, create lists or schedules that can be emailed or printed, and stay on top of all caregiving duties with built-in reminders.

CaringBridge

Free
Android and iOS devices

The CaringBridge app focuses on helping caregivers in Anchorage and seniors stay in touch. It allows multiple users to share updates and information and arrange care. CaringBridge works as a personal health journal to keep loved ones in the loop. You can create a personal website to share photos, videos, and updates, then access and update the journal through the app.

Pocket First Aid & CPR

$3.99
iOS devices

This official American Red Cross app can help caregivers through an emergency when a loved one is choking, experiencing a cardiac event, or requires first aid. The app includes learning modules with videos as well as an emergency section designed to guide caregivers through real incidents.

Balance

$0.99
iOS devices

Families providing Alzheimer’s care in Anchorage will love this app. Designed by the National Alzheimer Center, Balance was created specifically for people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. The app includes an Alzheimer’s reference guide and caregiving advice as well as medication management and a diary for logging symptoms.

Pillbox

Free
iOS devices

Pillbox makes it easier to track medications and avoid potential interactions. Designed by Community Health Network, Pillbox lets you create a medication list for your loved one, mark when a medication is taken with a single touch, track allergies, and stay on schedule with a weekly view of his or her medication schedule.

Though these caregiving apps can make it easier to provide the best care possible for your loved one, having a professional caregiver in the home may be even better. At Home Care Assistance, our caregivers are expertly trained to assist seniors with a wide variety of daily tasks such as cooking, exercise, grooming, and light housekeeping. All of our senior care services come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, there are no hidden fees, and you’ll never be asked to sign a long-term contract. For more information, call one of our friendly Care Managers at (907) 770-0907 to schedule a free in-home consultation.