Emergency App Helps Caregivers Save Lives

The SirenGPS phone application helps caregivers during emergencies. SirenGPS is an emergency panic button app available for a caregiver’s smartphone. According to SirenGPS, more than 75% of 911 calls are made from cell phones. Every second is vital during an emergency. A First responder’s responsibility is to help the patient. An emergency panic button will allow them to help them quickly.  

SirenGPS allows caregivers to:

  • Call 911 quickly

  • Add medications and medical conditions

  • Receive community alerts

  • Add emergency contacts

COST:  Free

This mobile emergency panic button is free to use for every caregiver. Caregivers must create a profile when first opening the application. Caregivers can add required medications and medical conditions to make the emergency response more effective.

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In case of emergency, caregivers can stay up to date with local notices through the application after completing their profile. During an emergency, the caregiver’s location will be given to the dispatcher, allowing for emergency services to reach the caregiver and patient more quickly. Easy access to emergency services gives caregivers time to use their Caregiver Training to provide first aid during an emergency.


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SpotHero Helps Caregivers Save Money on Parking

The SpotHero phone application helps caregivers find parking in busy cities and areas. SpotHero is a free parking app available for a caregiver’s smartphone and tablet. There are many parking problems in cities. It can be expensive and time consuming to find parking while traveling to a patient's residence. SpotHero can help caregiver’s save up to 50% on parking when they book a parking spot in advanced.

SpotHero allows caregivers to:

  • Find the cost of parking in any area  

  • Compare parking by distance and price

  • Pay for parking in advanced

  • See parking amenities


COST:  Free

SpotHero is free to use for every caregiver. Paying for parking is expensive, but finding cheap parking is free with this application. SpotHero partners with many companies to bring discounted parking rates for caregiver’s.

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After downloading the SpotHero app, Caregivers can immediately start searching for parking in their area. Once parking is found SpotHero asks for an email and credit card number so the parking spot is guaranteed before the caregiver arrives. Parking in cities like, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and more is now cost effective. Caregivers can browse through many options to find the best place, and location to park.

By saving money on parking caregivers can now focus on furthering their Caregiver Training to help bring the best care possible.

 

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Digital Pill Aids Patients with Medication Adherence

Remembering to take medicine can be troublesome to those with memory loss, or for caregiver’s with busy schedules. For those with conditions such as Schizophrenia medical adherence is only possible with the help of a caregiver or tools such as pillboxes.  


WHO reported that in 2003 only 50% of patients suffering from chronic diseases correctly take their medication. The low percentage of adherence among patients has created a new market for medical tools to increase this figure.



CB Insights reported that a digital pill from Proteus and Otsuka called “Abilify MyCite” was recently approved by the FDA. The pill has a sensor that communicates vitals from a patient. This allows caregivers to monitor a patient's vital signs and medication intake digitally.


According to the creators of Abilify MyCite caregivers can use the MYCITE phone application to review the patient's information and medication ingestion at anytime. Permission can be granted to only certain individual so the patient’s information is always confidential. This breakthrough in medication adherence will help caregiver's ensure that their patients are receiving their medication correctly.


Currently Abilify MyCite is mainly used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, but the new ability to track how medication is ingested can possibly be used with other medications. Possibly in the future, Abilify MyCite can help seniors with Alzheimer adhere to their medication.

Gratitude Journal App Helps Caregiver's Health

The Grateful phone application helps caregivers improve their mood by keeping a journal. Grateful is a free gratitude journal app available for a caregiver’s smartphone and tablet. Gratitude journals have many benefits, such as improving relationships and health. This daily gratitude journal acts as an easy template for caregivers to begin tracking their best memories.

Grateful allows caregivers to:

  • Answer daily gratitude prompts

  • Create custom prompts

  • Add photos to journals

  • Browse past entries

COST:  Free

This gratitude journal is free to use for every caregiver. Caregivers do not need a login and can start journaling right away. The first 15 entries are free to use immediately. For $3.99 caregivers unlock unlimited journal entries, journal backups to Dropbox, and more.

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After downloading the Grateful app caregivers can write their first entry right away. Grateful provides daily gratitude prompts to fill out; it is designed to make writing journal entries easy. Here is a sample gratitude prompts caregivers can answer: what made you smile today? Caregivers can also add pictures to remind them of their journal entry that day.

Keeping a gratitude journal helps caregivers face adversity and use their Caregiver Training to help others in improving their quality of life.

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Online Coupon App Help Caregiver Save Money

The Flipp phone application help caregivers get ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017. Flipp is a free online couponing app available for a caregiver’s smartphone and tablet. A Black Friday game plan helps caregivers get the best savings both online and in the store.

Flipp allows caregivers to:

  • Clip coupons

  • Create shopping lists

  • Find coupons in your area

  • Receive notifications for new sales

COST:  Free

This couponing app is free to use for every caregiver. Caregivers can even log into their Facebook or Google accounts to sync shopping lists to their accounts. Online shopping lists keeps caregivers organized when shopping.

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After downloading the Flipp caregivers input their location and find discounts at their local stores. Flipp has coupons for Walmart, Target, local grocery stores, and many more. Weekly ad circulars are now online and available for browsing on the Flipp app.  Caregiver’s can also find Black Friday Deals with this app. Flipp can save caregivers 20%- 70% every week.

Savings on groceries and other household help the caregiver in their daily life. The huge savings available in the Flipp app frees up caregivers and allows them to further their Caregiver Training and education.



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First Aid App Helps Caregivers Prepare For Emergencies

First Aid by American Red Cross helps caregivers prepare for emergencies both for themselves, and for their patients. The First Aid application is a free pocket first aid guide available for a caregiver's phone or tablet. Basic first aid procedures are vital to a caregiver’s training. This app acts as a portable first aid kit for caregivers.

First Aid by American Red Cross allows caregivers to:

  • Create emergency preparedness plans  

  • Watch first aid videos

  • Take quizzes on first aid procedures

  • Contact 911 in the application

COST:  Free

This first aid guide book app is free to use for every caregiver. The American Red Cross offers free information about caregiving emergencies such as, heart attacks. It also provides guides on basic first aid procedures, such as CPR.

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After downloading the First Aid app caregivers can choose to learn about a variety of first aid procedures. All emergency scenarios are covered. There are first aid quizzes available in the app, and interactive videos to aid in preparing for emergencies. First Aid also offers emergency guides in Spanish.

The benefits of first aid training are huge, the First Aid app is a great addition to our Caregiver Training. Completing the basic caregiver training and having the First Aid app will help the caregiver be prepared for every emergency while working with their patients.

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5 Ways to Thank Your Caregiver This Month

Caregivers are selfless, loving, and dedicated. Whether they’re stopping at pharmacy to pick up medications, caregivers are constantly using their time to help others. November is Caregiver Awareness Month, so take the time to thank all the caregivers in your life. Here are a few ways you can give caregivers the recognition they deserve:


1. Give them a day to themselves. If you are able to give the patient the care they require, let the caregivers take a day off. Send them off to the spa or to see their favorite sports team. An unexpected day off is always appreciated. If a spontaneous act such as this isn’t possible, gift them tickets or gift cards that they can take advantage of when they have the time.

2. Write them a letter. Caregivers and all the work they do are unfortunately often taken for granted. Write a heartfelt note to let them know that their hard work is being noticed by others. It takes a strong person to dedicate their time to assisting others, and it’s absolutely a task that should be recognized.

3. Offer to help. Sometimes all it takes to thank someone is to give a little assistance. Taking care of another person can be exhausting, so try to lighten their load and give them more company by helping the caregiver out for a day. There’s always something to do around the house that you could do for them.

4. Create a thank you basket. Drop off a basket for them full of goodies and activities that they enjoy. This could include their favorite snacks or crosswords that they enjoy doing in their spare time. A basket full of their favorite treats is a sure way to brighten their day and give them something to look forward to when they have a break.

5. Pay it forward. Caregivers are often people that have a positive influence on others’ lives. They are such caring and generous people that it’s likely you’ll want to incorporate their qualities into your life. Let them know how much you appreciate them by reflecting their generosity in your daily activities. You could pay for another person’s meal and write them a note explaining your inspiration. Hopefully this will inspire them as well. Also consider donating in their name to a cause that is important to the caregiver in your life. This way to thank a caregiver is special because your thankfulness is often spread to others in your community.

Remember, more caregivers are needed for senior care as more seniors are deciding to stay in their own home for care. Find out how to become a certified caregiver in your state and apply for a Part-time or Full-time Caregiving job (no experience required).

Dashlane App Helps Caregivers Stay Organized

The Dashlane App helps busy caregivers keep track of passwords, usernames, and more. Dashlane is a free password manager application available for a caregiver's phone or tablet. Caregivers have too many passwords to remember, Dashlane gives them a secure way to store passwords.

Dashlane allows caregivers to:

  • Manage and store passwords 
  • Autofill Usernames and Passwords
  • Receive Security Notices To Protect Information 
  • Store Payment Information for Easy Checkouts
  • Generate Passwords 

COST:  Free

There is an option to upgrade to Premium for $3.33 per month. Premium allows caregivers to backup their account, sync passwords across multiple devices, and add more security features to protect their information.

By downloading Dashlane today you can get a 30 day trial of their premium features.

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After creating an account Caregivers can choose to store passwords from Facebook, online banking, and even Caregiverlist.com. Caregivers can check the strength of their passwords to make sure their online account are safe. Along with the password strength checker, Dashlane has a password generator to create secure logins.

Dashlane also offers secure credit or debit card storage, so Caregiver's can remember their card number online. Caregiver's can use Dashlane to store their username and password to their Caregiver Training University account for quick and safe access to their certificate.


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