Apps that Promote Health in Older Adults

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Seniors today have an array of options at their fingertips for staying healthy, and smartphones are a convenient way to keep health monitoring apps close at hand. From checking blood sugar levels to staying on track with nutrition, here are the top apps for senior health.

 

My Medical

Keeping up with all of a senior’s medical information can get difficult when he or she is seeing multiple doctors. This app provides a handy way to organize all of a senior’s health records in an easy-to-access place. Blood test tracking, X-rays, and a list of current medications can all be stored and viewed using this app.

 

Heartwise Blood Pressure Tracker

It’s easy to forget a recent blood pressure reading or fail to notice small changes that occur over time. With this app, seniors can record their blood pressure, resting heart rate, and weight. Then the results can be tracked over a period of time.

 

Fooducate

Reading labels in the supermarket can get tricky, yet seniors must be cautious about their diet. This app simplifies food selection by allowing a senior to scan the item, then the app will rate it on a scale of A to D. Seniors are able to input personal information such as food allergies or dietary restrictions so each rating is customized.

Seniors who want to remain healthy as they age can benefit in a variety of ways when they receive professional homecare services. Assisting Hands Home Care is here to help your loved one accomplish daily tasks, prevent illness, and focus on living a healthier and more fulfilling life.

 

OnTrack Diabetes

Those who monitor their glucose levels can use this app to track their data. Each entry can also be annotated so a senior and his or her physician can assess what might be causing spikes or drops in the senior’s blood sugar levels.

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Red Panic Button

Although no one wants to think about the worst happening, this app makes sure the appropriate caregivers and emergency service providers are alerted with a quick touch of a button. Seniors simply enter their personal contacts into the app, and an instant text message that includes the senior’s GPS location on Google Maps is sent out as soon as the senior presses the red button.

Downloading a few smartphone apps is just one way to help your loved one stay healthy and happy throughout his or her golden years. If your aging loved one needs help managing everyday tasks or encouragement to adopt healthier lifestyle choices, turn to Assisting Hands Home Care, a leading provider of elderly home care. Potomac Assisting Hands Home Care provides professional in-home caregivers around the clock to help seniors live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Call one of our friendly Care Specialists today to learn more about our customized care plans.