Home Remedies for Caregivers to Help Routine Ailments

Back pain, heartburn or sunburn might be somewhat minor on the scale of severity of health issues, but they can cause serious discomfort for caregivers or their senior clients on a regular basis. Try searching home remedies for the times when a minor issue plagues you, but it's not severe enough to need to visit the doctor using the Home Remedies app. 

When users first open the app, they must agree to a statement that the app is not intended to replace the opinion of a medical professional. Caregivers know that nothing replaces a visit to the doctor when it's necessary. This app can be used in instances of minor injury to quell pain, speed up healing or eliminate the underlying cause of a problem, 

The app design offers a clean and simple way to navigate around. The home screen shows all of the ailments with available home remedies to view. The list includes a range of problems, from bruises and dandruff to sore throat and common cold. When caregivers pick an ailment and click on it, the app brings them to a detail screen with all of the suggested home ailments. 

The number of suggested home remedies varies from one to almost 10 suggestions in some cases. For example, the sore throat home remedies list shows seven options. Most of the remedies include ingredients caregivers are likely to have lying around the house, or that are affordable and easy to pick up at the local drug store or grocery store. For the sore throat home remedies, ingredients include onion, honey, basil, cinnamon, tea or turmeric. 

When users navigate back to the home screen, they will find an icon in the top right corner that looks like a figure in a white coat. Caregivers can use this button to be taken out of the app and to the Home Remedies site where they will find the Ask a Question function. If caregivers have specific questions about a home remedy, they can use this form to send an e-mail and receive an answer back. Remember, this does not replace a doctor's opinion. If there's any indication that an ailment might be serious then you should visit a doctor or go to the emergency room, if warranted. 

The Home Remedies 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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