Make in Home Care Services Easier with Apps and Tools
These tools and apps can assist you with in home care services for a senior loved one in Longmont, CO
Caregiving is a role that requires sacrifice, hard work, effort and your full attention. To avoid burnout, you could rely on certain apps and tools that make providing in home care services a whole lot easier.
Keep Everyone Up-to-date
There are many apps and gadgets to make communication with family members, doctors, meal providers, and therapists fast and stress-free.
However, if your aging parent or relative is in hospital, taking time to send emails, and messages to every person that needs/wants to know how your loved one is doing can be time-consuming.
The CaringBridge is a free tool that allows you to keep selected people informed by sharing pictures, news, and updates on a private website.
Seniors who take more than one medication often forget to take one medication, or accidentally switch dosage. Naturally, this can be dangerous for their health, especially if they live alone and no one can help them should the need arise.
Keep an Eye on Your Senior Loved One
In home care services call for the use of wearables like GreatCall's Lively, personal emergency response systems (PERS) such as the Medical Guardian and/or in-home monitoring systems. Any of this can ensure quicker responses in case of an emergency.
Assigning Care Task and Organizing Activities
Taking care of your senior usually involves more people than just the two of you. Delegating tasks, running errands, organizing events and activities is certainly a clever way to keep everyone involved. However, not all the members will see this information unless you keep it in one place. With the "Care Calendar" by Lotsa Helping Hands, or other calendar programs linked to automated email/phone reminders you can do exactly that.
Reaching Out to Support Groups
Closed support groups on Facebook such as Caregivers and the Eldercare Community and Caregivers Connect are great for sharing your thoughts and experiences on senior care, as well as getting support from people that go through the same battle as you do.
If you prefer discussing advice on in home care services face-to-face with people, search for a local support group.
Visiting Angels of Boulder County is a leading provider of non-medical in home care services for seniors. To learn more about the in-home assisted living services provided by our staff of compassionate caregivers, please call our Longmont office at (303) 828-2664 or contact us for more information.
Visiting Angels proudly serves Allenspark, Boulder, Eldorado Springs, Erie, Hygiene, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, Niwot, Pinecliff, Ward, and the surrounding areas of Boulder County, CO.