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.
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Technology for Family Caregivers
No one can care for your loved one like you can. Your role includes so many important activities, but it’s impossible for you to do everything, to meet every need, and to be everywhere at all times. Luckily, there are several useful online tools to help you coordinate communication and support for your entire caregiving team. From creating a medication calendar, to scheduling doctor appointments, to performing complex medical tasks – you sometimes need help. These services can help you stay on top of it all and enable you to restore some balance to your life.
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.
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.