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3 Apps Your Elderly Loved One Will Love

3 Apps Your Elderly Loved One Will Love

If you gave your parent an iPad, iPhone, or other tablet for the holidays, you may have loaded it with some apps that you know and love, such as Skype and Facetime. Here are some apps you may not have thought of that have the power to make you and your loved ones’ everyday lives much easier:


MediSafe Meds and Pill Reminder: This award-winning app helps track when it’s time to take medication. It has a very simple interface and will ensure you or your loved one never missesanother medication.

Instant Heart Rate Heart Monitor: You may have seen this app featured in the latest iPhone commercial. It enables you to find your heart rate using your iPhone in less than 10 seconds. By placing the tip of your index finger gently on the camera lens, you can instantly find out what your heart rate is and create plans that will help you build a stronger heart.

Red Panic Button: This app tracks your location via GPS and when pressed, sends a message containing your address and location to your designated contact list.

Carol Pardue-Spears

Carol has worked in the healthcare field for more than forty years. As a Certified Nursing Assistant, she worked for El Camino Hospital in the cardiac unit, Los Gatos Community Hospital, The Women’s Cancer Center in Los Gatos and several home health and hospice agencies. Carol founded Family Matters in 2002 to fill a deficit she witnessed in high-quality, in-home services and care.

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