PREPARE For Your Care is a free website that walks you through five steps that help explore your wishes for your healthcare. It uses videos to show you how to talk to your family about important questions. You can create a summary of your wishes, and an advanced directive, which is a legal document that will make sure your doctors and your family follow your wishes and give you the care you want.
While much of the focus in family caregiving is on the actual tasks being coordinated—from medical appointments to activities of daily living (ADLs)—one of the most important roles of an effective caregiver is that of communicator in chief.
Has your loved one gotten up this morning? Have there been more or less frequent trips to the restroom? Was the front door left open? The ability for caregivers to monitor daily activities provides a level of support to individuals choosing to stay at home.
Not all tech solutions require a smart phone or even an internet connection! Your loved one can receive a call from "Angel" on their land line. "Angel" will ask how your loved one is doing and then, using sophisticated artificial intelligence, ask other follow up questions. If there is a problem, Care Angel can contact you, call for help or suggest solutions!
Drinking water is about as low tech as it comes - right? So why do we forget to do it enough? It is so easy to become dehydrated as a caregiver - and it can even be dangerous for those you are caring for. Make sure that both you and your loved drink plenty of water.
Plant Nanny is an app that tells you how much water you need to drink and records how much you drink daily. Your progress is represented by a plant, which is feed and grows as you drink.