Caregiving for parents can be challenging. Adding distance to an already challenging situation may make it even harder to give your parents the care they need. However, remote care for senior parents is becoming increasingly easy due to new technologies.
Medical Alert Devices
There are a ton of caregiving technologies out there to aid in remotely caring for aging parents. One of which is through medical alert systems. Medical Alert Systems can give peace of mind for long-distance care and has proven results in keeping the elderly safe. To learn more about how you can benefit from having mom or dad wear a medical alert device, click here. However, we know it can be tough to introduce the thought of needing a medical alert device to your parents. Figuring out the right thing to say, when to say it, and how to say it, can be challenging but if you need help, go here for some tips.
Another way technology can aid in caregiving is through the use of apps. Below we have compiled a list of apps we have found to be useful:
The above apps are available in the Google Play Store.
There are also some “old school” ways to remotely check up on your parents. Speaking to your senior parents as often as possible can help more than you know! Listening to the issues they have, even if you are not there, can help them work through solutions, and you may have ideas they hadn’t thought of. Find someone nearby them that you trust to check on them when you can’t. If there’s no family nearby, maybe ask a church group they are apart of, or their neighbors to keep an eye out on them. It can’t hurt to ask! You would be surprised how willing people are to help others in their life. Just make sure you show your appreciation to the helpers often.
Thank You, Caregivers!
BlueStar SeniorTech would like to recognize all the caregivers for their sacrifices and dedication put into selflessly caring for someone else, and say a big Thank You! BlueStar SeniorTech offers many solutions to keep you and your loved ones Safe, Healthy, & Connected. We provide free resources for caregivers! Go here to learn more.
Learn more about how BlueStar SeniorTech can help you and your family by visiting us online or call a product specialist today at (800) 300-1724, option 1.