Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Home Care Greensboro: How Can Technology Assist with Elder Care?

By Joanne Pizzuto
Home Care Greensboro  - at Always Best Care of Alamance we know that as an individual who provides elder care for a loved one, you understand just how overwhelming the responsibilities of such a position can become. You may feel as though you have a to do list a mile long and no help to get through it. Home care professionals at Always Best Care of Alamance, serving Alamance and Guilford counties, as well as the communities of Burlington, Southern Greensboro, Jamestown, High Point, and Roxboro, know that you might find help in unexpected places. Today's technology has created a variety of resources that you can call upon to help you organize and streamline the care that you provide.

Communication: Keeping Up with Your Senior
In some cases, you may be able to see your senior each and every day; in others, though, it is important that you use technological devices to stay in touch. Skype and Facetime allow you to video chat with your elderly loved one. In so doing, you can see one another while carrying on a conversation, as if you were in the same room talking face to face.
Texting and emailing are also wonderful resources to assist you in keeping the lines of communication clear with your senior. If you cannot be present physically, these technological modes of communication work wonders.

Organization: Using Technological Devices to Manage Daily Tasks
As someone who is providing elder care, you are most likely managing the days of both your senior and your own family. As such, you may find that your schedule can get confusing very quickly. Add to this the need to remember medications, doctor's appointments, etc. and you can find yourself in a bit of a jam. But the technological gadgets that you can employ to boost your organization can alleviate the stress that such a hectic schedule can cause.

Try taking a look at your routine and pinpointing the areas in which you need a bit of organizational assistance. You can incorporate medication alerts into your daily schedule by using the alarm on your cell phone or another medication alert provider. Furthermore, if you are often on the go, try using an Internet-based calendar that you can access from your smartphone, computer, or tablet. This will allow you to stay organized even when running errands or working. 

The home care providers at Always Best Care of Alamance know that the responsibilities of caring for your elderly loved one can seem great; however, they also understand that, with the help of the right technological resources, you can streamline your caregiving efforts and reduce the stress of your schedule. 

The Home Care professionals at Always Best Care know that taking care of an elderly loved one  is emotionally difficult. But with these tips, you can help your family better understand the illness and get the most out of the time they have with their loved one.

Visit our video page where you can find senior care videos that may help in the decisions you are facing.

Our Resources page may also provide needed information.

We at Always Best Care are attuned to your needs and equipped with the knowledge and experience to  make the transition to elderly care easier on you.  It is not an easy decision to make, so we have put together an E-booklet filled with tips, advice, and general information so that you are well informed.  If you decide to contact us to assist you care for your senior, we will discuss your needs and capabilities so that the change in their life is handled delicately.  Joanne Pizutto, the owner of Always Best Care, awaits your phone call or email, whether it is today or farther down the road.

Call today (336) 512-6744