Family caregiving can be a full-time job. Your role includes so many important activities. You manage medications, provide transportation, schedule doctor appointments and make sure that they are kept – to name just a few of the vital tasks that family caregivers perform on a daily basis.
Technology can help you with your caregiving responsibilities. Any number of companies are leaping into the market to give caregivers a much-needed helping hand – some at a cost; some for free. Could you use technology to help you track medications? Manage your loved one’s asthma via your phone? Use a GPS locator if your loved one wanders off? Maybe even a medical robot in the home?
Well, these technology solutions all exist today. And more are being offered every month.
We created this site to help you sort through this new and perhaps daunting world of high-tech products and services in a way that makes sense for the family caregiver. We want to help you discover:
- what’s available that you perhaps didn’t know existed;
- where to start if you’re looking for technologies to help you out;
- and a peak at what’s coming in the future that you may never have even dreamed of.
In the Technology Navigator, we have grouped the technologies in categories:
- Staying Healthy
- Staying Safe and Secure
- Staying in Touch
- Staying One Step Ahead
- Staying in Your Home
- Staying Strong Yourself
Sure, the world of technology may be changing faster than any of us can keep up with, but that’s actually good news: newer and better technologies are constantly being developed to help family caregivers and their loved ones promote their health and well-being. We will update the listings here as more information becomes available about newer technologies to keep you and your loved ones healthy!
Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
For more than 35 years, Philips Lifeline has been providing innovative products and services that address falls and medication management. These products and services have enabled more than seven million subscribers to continue living life the way they want to and where they want to – in their own homes. For additional information about Philips Lifeline, visit www.lifelinesys.com or call 1-800-LIFELINE.