Habit Tracker App Helps Caregivers Get Organized

For caregivers who lead hectic lives, setting and achieving goals can be much easier said than done. When you're busy working with senior clients, sometimes on a changing schedule, you can have every intention of making a change in your personal life, but then not lay out the steps to get where you want to be. Whether this pertains to exercise, healthy eating habits or even just taking some time for stress relief every week, the Today app gives caregivers a tool to easily track their habits. 

When caregivers first open the app, they don't need to create an account to use it. It takes them to a screen with an optional tutorial of the app, and it instructs them to click the plus sign to get started. Caregivers first need to name their habit. It can be a phrase, such as "Go to the gym." 

The next screen displays options for when users would like to complete this activity. The options include a frequency, such as daily, monthly or weekly, and an option for which specific days of the week they'd like to do that activity.  If you choose weekly or monthly, they can designate how many times each week or month, too. There's also a place for caregivers to decide if they'd like to be able to check in as doing that activity multiple times a day.

Then the app gives caregivers the option to set up reminders to complete their tasks. It will only display on the days the user has a task to complete at the time they select. Then they need to designate the start date for their task. It can be the day they're setting it up, or any date they choose in the future. Then the final step to set-up for a new habit is to pick a "cover" for the habit. There are a lot of different photos for caregivers to choose from. 



The home screen for that goal will display the cover photo with the goal summary, and if users click the progress circle in the upper right corner, they can "check in" to track their activity. If they scroll down, they can see a calendar with how frequently they've completed the activity to track their progress. Here, caregivers can also see a summary of their current streak and longest streak for completing the activities. 

The Today app is available for Apple platforms. 

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover 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

Caregivers Clean Up Inbox Using Email Organizing App

Over time it's easy to become sick of the barrage of emails cluttering up your inbox, and needing to unsubscribe from a new list every time you buy something off the internet. Sometimes, you might be on the mailing list for companies like Caregiverlist whose e-mails you care about, but don't want to read individually. The Unroll.me app takes the work out of checking emails by allowing caregivers to unsubscribe from unwanted lists and organize their inboxes to get pertinent information in one daily digest. 

When users first open the app, it asks them to log in using their e-mail provider for the account they'd like to manage. Once the app has access to your account, it shows a small tutorial for how to categorize e-mails. Swiping left will unsubscribe you from that particular list, swiping up puts that e-mail into your Daily Digest, and swiping right keeps your subscription as-is. 

Then the app pops up with a notification letting caregivers know how many lists they're subscribed to. The number may surprise you, as it could easily be over 100 subscriptions. Then the app proceeds to pull up individual previews of each unread email in your inbox. This gives caregivers the ability to categorize each one as they go through. 


Caregivers may want to keep any e-mail subscriptions from the industry and roll them up into their daily digest, but unsubscribe from the mailing list of online retailers who they only made a one-time purchase from. However, for personal email addresses or those of your employer, family of senior clients, etc., you may want to maintain individual communication so you never miss an important message. If you roll these into your daily digest, it could mean you won't see a request immediately. 

Once caregivers finish sorting through all of their emails, they can go to the upper right corner and click on the newsletter icon to be taken to their daily digest. The digest won't appear on the first day after users initially sort their emails, but moving forward users can see the daily digest here. Also, users have the option as time passes to go back and look at their daily digests from previous days. 

The Unroll.me app is available for Apple platforms. 

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover 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

Establish New Habits and Track Progress Using App

They say the key to forming a new habit is repetition. Once you've completed a task several times, it becomes part of your daily or weekly routine. For senior caregivers, habits might include working out for 30 minutes a day, checking in with the family of a senior client or something as small as checking in on finances once a week. The Habitify app allows senior caregivers to keep track of new and existing habits. 

When users first download the app, they need to create a profile to keep track of their progress. The app offers the option to sign up using e-mail or an existing Facebook account. Then, users see the home screen of the app, which will be blank. To create new habits, caregivers simply need to click the button with a plus sign at the bottom of the screen. 

To create a new goal, caregivers need to give it a name, select how often it should repeat, a starting date and designate if they'd like a reminder to complete the task. Tasks can be repeated on a daily basis, specific days or non-specific days. For specific days, caregivers need to pick which days of the week the habit should be completed on. For non-specific days, caregivers need to pick how frequently the habit should happen each week, i.e. 3 times a week. 


The home screen of the app then displays all of the habits created and a bar across the top allows caregivers to click between days and see which habits need to be completed on each day. When users complete a task, they can click on it, select Done and then a blue check mark will appear next to it in the app. 

Having a list of habits to complete on a regular basis can help caregivers manage the stressors in their daily life. By seeing a list of habits and regularly check them off, caregivers can more easily establish a pattern and the to-do list may seem less overwhelming. The free version of the app limits the number of habits that can be entered to only three, but if caregivers would like more then they can upgrade to the paid version of the app.

The Habitify app is available for Apple platforms. 

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover 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 

Organize Your Schedule, E-mails and To-Do List Using Central App

Keeping one effective to do list can be tricky if your main source of organization is your e-mail account. With new e-mails coming in all the time from the company that you bought something from once six months ago, the important stuff can get buried between the junk. Using the Handle app, senior caregivers can create specific To Do lists based on their e-mails and organize their calendar effectively. 

Users can begin by importing their existing e-mail accounts and calendars for in-app organization. The app will then organize tasks based on what day they need to be completed and display them in categories on the home screen based on due dates such as "This Morning" and "Next Week." Users can view their e-mail account from within the app and when they receive a message with a new To-Do task, they can simply swipe right on the e-mail line in the app to create a To-Do, Reminder or Add to the Calendar. Once a Reminder or To Do is created from an e-mail, the app archives the message so that read messages don't clog up your inbox. When users click on the To Do from the list on their home screen, the e-mail is attached for easy viewing so the user can recall the important details. 

Users also have the ability to create Projects within the app that incorporate a list of To Dos underneath them. This feature proves particularly useful for senior caregivers who have multiple senior clients or who work with their senior client but also need to accomplish tasks for their own family. Caregivers could maintain a weekly project for each senior client with a list of all the tasks they need to do that week, such as pick up prescriptions, call their family for a check in or attend a doctor's appointment. 

The Handle app is available for Apple and Chrome platforms.

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover 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

CareZone App Organizes Care Plans: Caregiverlist Senior Care App Review

Senior caregivers need to remember various details about the care their senior clients receive, from which medications need to be taken when to dietary restrictions. Caregivers also need to remember appointments, important contacts and comfort preferences for each of their senior clients. If a caregiver works with multiple senior clients, they need to keep these details straight for each person they work with. The CareZone app allows caregivers to create separate private profiles within for each senior client to remember important care details.

The categories within the CareZone app include a journal feature, medications, calendar, to-dos, notes, photos & files and a broadcast option. 

The journal feature and notes feature both allow caregivers to jot down specific information or records of a day for future reference. The journal feature is better suited for ongoing observations, such as for monitoring symptoms of arthritis on a daily basis to later share with a doctor. Photos and files can also be used with this feature if the appearance of an ailment needs to be documented. The notes feature finds better use for one time thoughts to jog the memory at a later date. 

The broadcast option serves as a way to send a recorded message to up to 100 people at once, which could be used to share information with several members of a senior clients' family at once or to share a sweet message from a senior client to their loved ones. The medications section provides a log of medications for each client and sends out a reminder for each dosage. The contacts area allows users to share emergency contacts with the family of a client to plan ahead in case of an emergency.

The overall CareZone app structure is fairly basic but nonetheless serves as a useful tool for senior caregivers to assist in several aspects of caregiving. The private patient profiles particularly help caregivers who may work with multiple senior clients and need to keep care notes separate for each of them. 

The CareZone app is available for Apple and Android products.

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover 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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