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10 Helpful Caregiver Apps

Explore ten helpful caregiver apps with Seniorly. Caregiving can be rewarding, but tough. Make sure you have the support you need to be your best.

By Sushanth Ramakrishna · Updated Apr 15, 2022
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There are some things that never change in life, growing older is one of them. As we age, the process often requires people to take care of us, help us with everyday chores, personal care, rehabilitation and so forth. This schedule can be difficult to manage even for the best caregiver. Regardless of whether you are in an assisted living community or at home, there are certain caregiver apps that are designed specifically for caregiving duties that can help optimize daily routines and organization.

It’s pretty safe to say that in this day and age, most people on this planet carry a smartphone. These phones allow us to download extra applications, provide tools to get certain things done in an easier and more organized way. And, as life gets busier, apps allow caregivers to stay organized as well as get things done anywhere in the world, while staying on top of responsibilities and caring for their loved one.

Some of the best caregiver apps include daily scheduling, appointment reminders, medication management and more. Like most apps, there are good ones and there are not so good ones.

Here are 10 helpful paid and free caregiver apps that are tailored for the family caregiver:

  1. Caregiving App
  2. Dementia Caregiver Solutions
  3. Genie MD
  4. Medisafe Medication Management
  5. CareLinx: Family Quality In-home Care for Seniors
  6. Dementia Caregiver App
  7. First Aid: American Red Cross
  8. Independa Caregiver
  9. Headspace
  10. CareZone

1. Caregiving App

This free app sets up and runs family and community caregiving networks. It works through interactive calendars, messaging, shopping lists and medication reminders. It tracks blood pressure, blood sugar, weight and diet making this a great health aid for the at-home caregiver.

2. Dementia Caregiver Solutions

This app is for people caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Priced at $2.99, it’s designed to reduce stress by providing expert advice on how to best deal with the increasingly challenging behaviors that develop in seniors with dementia.

3. Genie MD

This free app tracks and shares health profiles. It’s a customizable app that works as a home health aid that helps manage medications, alerts to adverse drug interactions. It also tracks vitals such as blood pressure, glucose levels and cholesterol. It also aids in contacting 911 and can be synced with doctors by providing free reports.

4. Medisafe Medication Management 

A highly well-respected medication manager and pill reminder app. Easy to use! Added bonus, you can connect your health care providers to the account. Especially helpful for those caregiving for Alzheimer's patients.

5. CareLinx: Family Quality In-Home Care for Seniors

CareLinx is a free app that connects families and friends with safe, reliable and affordable in-home caregivers for seniors who prefer to age in place.

6. Dementia Caregiver App

Dementia Caregiver App is an interesting app geared solely for the caregiver's well-being. If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, there’s a chance that the role is taking a toll on you as well. This free app provides questionnaires to gauge your mental health, overall well-being and current stress levels, while also providing caregiving tips and information on caregiving support groups.

7. First Aid: American Red Cross

If your loved one suddenly has a medical emergency or injury, this free app provides expert step-by-step advice. Nothing should replace professional medical attention, and this app will help you find the closest hospital. 

8. Independa Caregiver

This free app assists the caregiver taking care of someone who has decided to age-in-place and stay in an independent living situation. The app supports a range of engagement, reminder, medical information and support-oriented functions.

9. Headspace

This free app (with in-app purchase upgrades) offers some of the most popular guided meditation. For the beginner or even advances mindfulness users, take some time for yourself to get calm and centered. Caregiving is hard. Treat yourself well.

10. CareZone

This free app is used by countless caregivers to organize their days. You can invite family members and friends to join as "helpers." There is a journal section for your thoughts and notes, a task list, and an option to send a recorded voice message to up to 100 recipients.

Need More Caregiving Support?

If you’re a family caregiver in need of a break from your challenging role, consider trying out a short-term respite stay in senior housing, so you can get some time off and peace of mind knowing your loved one is being cared for.

Start searching for assisted living communities near you
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written by:
Sushanth Ramakrishna
Sushanth Ramakrishna is a Co-Founder and CTO at Seniorly.
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