Tech Tools to Assist with Daily Task and Help You Stay Connected

    Glenn Smith 23 Jan

    Person Centered Care, elder care

    Tech Tools to Assist with Daily Task and Help You Stay Connected


    Technology has enhanced our lives in many ways.  Many are cautious, and steer clear of technology.  If this is you, you may want to take a second look at these resourceful apps that can help you or your loved one stay connected with family and manage daily activities. 

    So, get out that smartphone, iPad, and tablet!  The iPhone and Android users can learn to make the most of their smart technology with these simple tools:


    Skype and other video chat apps allow you to see the person you're speaking to. This is essential for those who may live away from family and friends and it's as simple as making a phone call.

    The Skype app can make it easier to stay in touch with their families and feel more connected with what's happening in everyone's life while living independently and getting help when need it. Regular video calls can't replace face-to-face interaction, but they can certainly supplement it. 


    This app offers brain games to help improve memory, attention, and problem-solving skills. It's suitable for all ages and skill levels, as the games adapt based on your strengths and weaknesses. Spending a few minutes each day playing these games is a great way to keep your mind sharp—and it's fun!


    Medisafe medication reminder app helps you keeps track of the medication and the times you need to take them. The app features include drug interaction warnings and you can add a caregiver as a MediFriend to send and receive notifications.  This app allows you and or caregivers to manage medication from one convenient location.  

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    Mint is a great way for anyone to manage their budget and expenses.  The app brings monthly expenses and available funds together in one place: you can see what's due and how much you can pay.  Mint allows you to take charge of your finances from one convenient location. 

    Find My iPhone

    For iOS users, Find My iPhone helps you find the device you misplaced around the home by playing a sound for two minutes at full volume. If the device is ever stolen or lost while on a trip, you can locate it on a map, lock it, and even erase the data. 

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    This is another essential app for anyone who takes medications. The GoodRx app compares prescription drug prices at pharmacies near you, so you can be sure you are getting the best price available. 


    This all-in-one messaging app helps the entire family stay connected. It allows you to see where they are located on a map in an instant. You can have a group chat as check in with each other to make sure you made it home safely.

    There are a number of apps designed to make life easier, connect us with friends and family, and keep us entertained, from games to audio books, television to radio. What are some of your favorites?

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