Here are a few apps to help caregivers manage appointments, medications, health, stress and more for their care recipients and themselves. Have a great caregiver app to share? Email us at tracyc@ucphuntsville.org. 

 

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Buddy: http://www.alzheimers-illinois.org/cbuddy/

Caregiver Buddy is a quick and easy way for caregivers to get in-the-moment tips and tricks while caring for someone with memory loss.

Apple Store, Amazon Apps, and Google Play—Free

 

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Companion: https://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/get-help/download-daily-companion-app/

The Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Companion app offers immediate advice with over 500 searchable tips and practical solutions to help deal with behaviors and situations related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free

 

CareZone: https://carezone.com/home

A comprehensive app for managing overall caregiving duties, including coordination of friends and family, health care record keeping and scheduling with a shareable calendar.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free

 

CaringBridge: https://www.caringbridge.org

CaringBridge connects you with the support of friends and family when it’s needed most.CaringBridge for iPhone/iPad makes it simple: create a website, visit a friend’s page, add updates or encouraging notes, and share your story

Apple Store—Free

 

Caring Village: https://www.caringvillage.com

Designed to enable family caregivers to create “villages” among friends and relatives via a secure messaging system to help coordinate the specifics of a loved one’s care. Caring Village users can create customizable care plans for their loved ones plus personalized to-do lists. The app’s features also include a centralized calendar, document storage, a place to list medications and a wellness journal that allows you to share entries with the rest of your “village.”

Apple Store and Google Play—Free

 

eCare21: https://ecare21.com

Provides round-the-clock patient monitoring through wireless and wearable devices (such as a smart watch, Bluetooth, or FitBit device). You can track the wearer’s glucose, heart rate, activity, medication, weight, calorie intake and sleep. You, your loved one, other family members and doctors can access this useful information no matter where they live or work.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free

 

First Aid by American Red Cross:http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps

Accidents happen. The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free

 

Lotsa Helping Hands:http://lotsahelpinghands.com

A caregiving app that helps you create a community of care around your loved one. You can invite family, friends, volunteers, and care aides to join and then manage everything from sitters and errands to appointments and family gatherings using an interactive calendar.

Apple Store—Free

 

Medisafe: https://medisafe.com

Medisafe is unique in that it’s not only a medication reminder but also educates people about their condition and the medicines they’re taking. Medisafe can help to remind, track progress, and will even find coupons and other incentives. Medisafe is designed for users of any age, for caregivers involved in medication monitoring, and is also beneficial for physicians who want to connect with their patients through the Medisafe aApp.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free

 

Pacifica: http://www.thinkpacifica.com

To best care for someone else, caregivers need to take care of themselves. Pacifica is a mindfulness app that aids in relief of anxiety, depression and stress. Users can track their moods and health, while also keeping track of moments during the day that trigger mood shifts.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free

 

Pain Scale: https://www.painscale.com

A free suite of pain management tools to help chronic pain patients.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free

 

Symple: https://www.sympleapp.com

An easy way to keep track of your loved one’s symptom’s like anxiety, fatigue and pain over long periods of time. The app allows you track up to 10 individual symptoms and features an interactive graph and spreadsheet that a caregiver can use independently, or send to a doctor for evaluation.

Apple Store—Free