Tech isn’t just for the young crowd. Many senior citizens use smartphones, iPads, and other devices to make their lives easier (and more fun). Smartphone apps can enable seniors to better communicate, organize, and live their lives independently.
We’ve identified some useful and user-friendly apps that help empower seniors to monitor and improve their health.
BP Watch lets you record your daily blood pressure, pulse, and weight so you can track it over time. It displays the information as an easy-to-read graph so you can spot trends and fluctuations in blood pressure. This information can reveal insights that help you to better manage your condition. You can also set up notification reminders to check your blood pressure at the certain time of day.
Medisafe Meds & Pill Reminder
It’s easy to forget to take a pill, especially when you have more than one treatment on the go at once. The Medisafe app helps you stay on track by sending reminders to take medication, supplements, and vitamins at a scheduled time. You can set daily or weekly reminders, and label medications with different shapes and colours to help you tell them apart.
It’s important for seniors who take medication to stay up to date on any changes or notifications from the manufacturer. The MedWatcher app was developed with the help of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to inform people about recalls, side effects, and other drug-related information. You can research information about your medication or sign up for notifications about important developments. Americans users can also report side effects to the FDA through the app itself.
Mayo Clinic App
The Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice and research group that provides a wealth of free medical information online. While it’s no replacement for medical advice, it can be a useful source of information for those who wish to learn more about their health. You can access the Mayo Clinic’s library of information from the convenience of your phone from the Mayo Clinic app.