Health Apps for Seniors

Apps for your health

We all use a Smartphone nowadays, and since it is always with us throughout the day, we might as well use it for things that are important to us. If you or someone in your family requires care than one good way of staying on top of things is to find the applications that can make your day-to-day life easier. You can monitor and assist seniors using some of the new technologies right at your fingertips, providing you with innovative ways of helping aging parents staying safe and healthy. Whether you are taking control of your own health or the health of others, mobile technology is a great movement, one that can keep your health in order.

Health Applications for you

Doctor appointments, schedules for taking medications can be overwhelming and there is an entire industry that creates web, tablet and Smartphone application to cater for your needs. Let’s take a look at some of them I gathered for you to try.

WebMD – This is one I use often. If I feel something does not quite feel right, I just go to their website and use their very handy symptom checker. Quick way to find out whether your symptoms might require immediate medical attention.

Pain Care – This application was designed by a doctor to monitor his patient’s injuries and chronic pains. Track your symptoms, medications and side effects. The best part is that you can share your data with your physician’s via their website.

BMI calculator – check your Body Mass Index easily with this app. It is a good initial guide as to whether your health is in danger.

GoMeals – This app is great for everyone, but if you suffer from diabetes it can be extra helpful for you. This program was designed to help you make better food choices whether at home or on the go. Its database has over 40,000 food items. Check the calories, fat, protein of the dish you are about to eat.

Health Hotline – This app gives you a directory of organizations with toll-free phone numbers. The database contains over 9000 organizations and resources.

My Medlist – Keeps a record of your current and past medications. This application was developed at the National Library of Medicine to help users manage their medication list.

FluView – This mobile application was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With it you can explore influenza activity levels across the United States.

Elder 911 – It helps you successfully navigate a significant medical event. A must app for people who care for the elderly.

Find My Phone – To make sure that you can use all the apps on your phone anytime, you need to have the Find My Phone application as well. It will help you locate your missing device on a map, play a sound or remotely lock your device.