Most Useful Medical Apps for Seniors

October 27, 2016

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Nowadays senior generation do not want to be left out when it comes to various gadgets and devices. Most people over 65 own cell phones and the majority of them are willing to learn more about computers, tablets, smartphones and everything related. They are not oblivious of the numerous apps that make a life of a person easier these days either.

One group of smartphone apps is especially useful when it comes to seniors – medical applications. It’s not that they love the topic better than anyone else, however, they are in need of medical assistance more often on a regular basis more often than younger generations; as a rule.

Thus, here is a short list of applications that can come in handy for any senior:


blood-pressureiBP Blood Pressure
OS: iOS, Android
Price: $0.99
One of the apps that allows blood pressure tracking and analysis. The device requires a separate monitor, however, for touching the screen. It can be used both by a patient and a health care provider. The app allows a user to both monitor and document blood pressure results for a period of time and represents a good option for seniors who are inpatient to deal with phone data input.


inststantInstant Heart Rate: Heart Rate & Pulse Monitor
OS: iOS, Android
Price: Free
The app functions by using an iPhone’s camera – it reads a person’s plus that it detects from a person’s fingertip. In a certain way the technology resembles the one of a pulse oximeter. The application is extremely popular and proved to be extremely handy for many people.


pillPill Reminder Pro
OS: iOS
Price: $0.99
Simple but reliable app for seniors (and no only) that allows keeping track of pills. It contains a function of a reminder that gives notice when it’s time to take your medicine. It is easy to use, very intuitive and allows seniors not to forget about their therapy schedule.


pillboxiePillboxie
OS: iOS
Price: $1.99
Another pill reminder application that helps one not to forget about medicine administration schedule. It allows customization of the pills with regards to their color, type and size. It is also useful for caregivers who manage a senior day schedule.


redRed Panic Button
OS: iOS, Android
Price: Free
The application will come handy for both seniors and their family and carefivers. It allows contacting emergency as soon as it is needed by pushing a red button. The app stores personal and medical history of a person and can be easily accessed; a friendly and intuitive interface make it easy to use for any senior or a caregiver.


fadeFade: Fall Detector
OS: Android
Price: Free
The application is capable of fall detection in various situations. It fuctions by using the data from mobile sensors (e.g. accelerometer). It is a good choice for families with elderly people who are still independent but need certain amount of supervision and might need help in some isolated environment.


my-medicalMy Medical
OS: iOS, Android
Price: $4.99
The application is designed to store a family’s medical information and history all in one place. It keeps track of all appointments, test results, and other essential issues; it also has got a back-up function that copies information to a PC.


webmdWebMD
OS: iOS, Android
Price: Free
WebMD’s app represents a Symptom Checker that can assist a senior or a caregiver to check what is going on. It is handy for emergency situations this app can also work as a handy guide for medical emergencies.


communication-toolCommunication Tool
OS: iOS
Price: Free
The app is designed to be of assistance to people suffering form dementia. It contains a database of more than 500 pictures with the option to have more. Besides, it offers various memory and mental exercises for a senior user.


gdsGeriatric Depression Scale 15-Item
OS: iOS
Price: Free
The application contains a 15-point questionnaire that helps to indicate the likelihood of a depressive state; it is simple, thus, it is easy to use with seniors.

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