5 Game-Changing Tech Tools For Caregivers

November 17, 2014 11:48 AM

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5 Game-Changing Tech Tools For Caregivers

A smartphone for aging adults. The Touch3 is a Samsung Galaxy phone made specifically for older adults and intended to be an assist for caregivers. It has GreatCall exclusive apps pre-installed and gives the user one-touch access to health and safety services. When GreatCall Link is downloaded to a caregiver’s computer or phone (iPhone or Android) and connected to the 5Star app pre-loaded to the family member’s phone, the caregiver can get updates on their charge's health and safety -- where she is, what she's doing, and alerts when an emergency call is made to 5Star. The phones come with access to NAED Certified 5Star agents who will assist with anything, at any time. Kind of like OnStar but for your aging relatives.

Other apps that come with this phone keep track of medications that need to be taken and give the phone's user 24/7 access to live, registered nurses and doctors. It’s also set up so that the most-used functions (eg: favorite contacts) are more easily accessible. Basically, aging consumers can maint...

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