Thursday, December 1, 2016

Apps for Senior Citizens

apps on a cell phone

    Didn't think the new technology out today could be for you.  Think again.  There are many new apps that are out that can help you with your day to day task.  Even the guys will like some of these.  So lets get started.

  1. ParKing (Google Playstore)  QuickPark (App Store)
Download either of these that are compatible with your cellphone or device and never search for your car again.  These can be used offline as well with maps that will get you back to your automobile in a flash.

   2. Pillboxie ( Google Playstore)  Pill Reminder (App Store)

Easy to use apps never let you forget to take your medication again. You can use these apps to set the time and date and it will display a picture of the pill as well as the name and dose.  These apps will let you know when it is time to reorder your medication and they will allow you to keep in touch with your doctor.

   3. Optical Eyeglasses ( Google Playstore)  Pocket Glasses ( App Store)

Forgot your glasses.  No problem.  See menus and read prescription bottles without having to ask anyone for help.  You can also use these to read signs and zoom in on objects when repairing your eyeglasses for instance.  Includes a flashlight when you just need more clarity.  This app is a must have.

   4.  bSafe  and SafeTrek  (Google Playstore)  EmergenSee (App Store)

A very necessary tool for any age group.  Keep yourself safe when you find that you have wondered into a bad situation or you have an uninvited guest stalking your movement.  There are many features on these apps that will allow you to set up others to contact when you are in a vulnerable situation.  You don't have time to dial the police you can push a button an activate GPS location and record what is happening around you or to you.  One app lets you hold down a button until your safe.  Then it can be released and a pin entered that turns this alarm off, otherwise the police are on there way.

   5.  The Weather Channel (Google Playstore and App Store)

Need to know how to dress or even if you want to venture outside today.  The Weather Channel app will keep you up-to-date with the latest temperature and forecast for your area.  Easy to use and a very handy app.

   6.  Instant Heart Rate (Google Play Store)  Heart Rate Camera (App Store)

 Ever worry about your heart rate, feel palpitations, or experience chest pain? You can go purchase a pulse ox which will give you an accurate reading of your heart rate and oxygen level, or if you are just worried about your heart rate, you can download one of these apps depending upon your device.  They are just as accurate and will track your heart rate as well.  You can even use options that will display what you were doing when a problem occurs.  This information is very handy to take to your next doctors visit.
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I have been a Registered Respiratory Therapist for over 22 years and highly recommend these apps.  If you are using them now or know of others that are better can you please leave a comment below.

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