History App for Caregivers, Senior Clients to Share Past

A lot can change in a lifetime, especially for senior clients who were born before the personal computer, the civil rights movement and the World Wars. For senior caregivers and their clients who enjoy discussing and learning about history, The History Channel app offers content from the cable channel as well as an archive of event specific short videos. 

The History Channel on TV covers a vast amount of human history in different areas. Likewise, the app provides content ranging across the depths of human history, covering topics from American slavery and the civil rights movement to U.S. Presidents and the history of the U.S. States. 

When users first download the app, they have the option to log in using their cable provider to unlock all of the features, or to just browse without logging in. The benefit of logging in comes in being able to watch full episodes of The History Channel original series, and being able to stream Live TV directly to the device being used. 

Users can even mark shows they'd like to watch later and sync their Continue Watching and My Queue lists from the app to their TV. For senior caregivers who might like to watch this channel with their senior clients to share a piece of history, this feature could come in handy to bookmark clips they'd like to show their senior clients later. 

Even if users don't log in with a cable provider, they still have free access to the Topics area of the app. This section breaks down app content based on the event or topic it centers around. Topics include Ancient History, holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, major wars such as the Cold War and the Vietnam War, and Women's History. 


Users can pick a topic and without leaving that page, quickly scroll through all of the videos in the category to pick one to watch. For a more in depth summary, they can click on a specific title to read a full description and find information on video length. Most of the videos range from two to four minutes long and offer similar insight from historians as the longer programs on the History Channel. 

For senior caregivers, sharing this app with their senior clients provides a unique way to learn more about their word view. For example, watching a video on the Vietnam War might prompt a senior client to share a story about a loved one who served in the military at that time. Or, watching videos on the Civil Rights Movement might cause senior clients to reflect on how society has changed within their lifetime. And, if senior clients already have particular events from history they like to learn about, this app provides an easy way to find more videos on the topic to continue further learning. 

The History Channel App is available for Apple and Android platforms. 

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discovers additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist. 

-Paige Krzysko


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