Smartphone apps are constantly expanding and evolving. They can make being a caregiver a lot easier than you might expect, too.
There’s a lot you need to keep track of between your schedule and your senior’s schedule. Calendar apps allow you to schedule your day and your week while also allowing you to set a reminder, if necessary. Some calendars will allow you to track the schedule of multiple family members, which can come in very handy.
You probably have a variety of different people and entities you have to remain in contact with at any given time. Some are available via text message, others via email, and still others may require you to call. Communication apps that allow you to mix and match those varieties of communication in one place help you to keep all of that communication straight.
Breathing and Meditation Apps
Keeping calm and meditating is a fantastic way for you to manage your stress, but it’s difficult to do on your own. This is especially true if you’re a beginner. Meditation apps that walk you through watching your breathing and learning to meditate are a great choice. They often offer shorter and longer versions of meditation sessions so that you can find just what you need.
Applications that can help you with anxiety are very similar to the ones that you might use in order to meditate or to learn how to use deep breathing. They can walk you through managing a panic attack or a mild anxiety attack. Following the prompts can help you most when you can’t remember what to do or what helped you the last time.
Journaling can be a huge help to you as a caregiver. It allows you to examine and to work through your feelings in a safe space in your own time. The benefit of using an app is that you can take your journal with you wherever you go. If you feel uncomfortable with the idea that someone might find and read your journal, most apps offer password protection to keep your journal private.
Using all of the tools you can find, especially ones that fit in your pocket on your phone, can help you to be the caregiver that you want to be. Applications aren’t something that everyone enjoys using, but they are handy and they can give you that extra little bit of assistance to get you through whatever is challenging you right now.
If you or an aging loved one are considering caregivers in East Brunswick, NJ, please contact the caring staff at Care Street Home Care Serving Somerset and Middlesex/Union Counties today. Call (732) 607-8870.
Dr. Shelly, as he is fondly known, has served as an Alzheimer’s Support Group Facilitator in Mercer County and is a Certified Dementia Instructor. Knowledgeable, compassionate, and unusually devoted, his guidance is crucial in helping families understand their options and render decisions for their loved ones’ care plan. Dr. Shelly’s extensive experience, sincere and pleasant demeanor, and professional affiliations have made him a vital asset to Care Street.