Here’s a nifty collection of apps to help older people manage their health. The list was developed by Medical Billing & Coding. Of course, the real message here is that this technology (devices and apps) is well within reach of the exploding army of older people.
In no particular order:
This iPhone app offer reminders of when you need to take pills and refill prescriptions, and notifies you when they expire or are recalled.
The free Pain Care app allows you to log the location and intensity of your pains in real time for accurate reporting.
The Carrot allows you to track all kinds of health information, including fitness, food, medication, blood pressure, weight management.
Designed to optimize the sharing of information between patients and doctors.
A good basic pill-scheduling program with few frills.
The official app of America’s largest drugstore chain not only facilitates pharmacy transactions, but helps with photo printing, coupons, shopping lists etc.
This game from one of America’s most trusted insurers simulates driving with impaired eyesight and tests your reflexes.
This handy app turns your iPhone into a magnifying glass and a flashlight, to help you make out small print or see better in low light.
America’s largest lobbying group, advocate for retirees everywhere, has four apps.
Elder 411 gathers and organizes hundreds of answers to your health questions while Elder 911 guides seniors through what to expect in health crisis situations.
Yangutu is a senior dating service with an iPhone/Android app, to help find someone special with whom to share your golden years.
This app for Managing Complex Chronic Care is a three-minute assessment that can help families make the complicated decision of how best to care for their loved ones.
The app helps locate and map senior living options near you, including retirement communities, assisted living, nursing homes and Alzheimer’s care.
This iPad app acts as a virtual physical therapist, offering instructions and video guides to lead users through exercises for pain prevention and injury recovery, also directing you to local professionals if needed.
Phonotto is a free Android app that streamlines the smartphone for seniors who aren’t interested in the zillions of bells and whistles that come with the territory. Its user interface is simple, colorful, and intuitive, enabling the user to make calls and texts, and that’s it.
As we get older, many of us develop an intensified interest in our roots. The ancestry.com app for allows you to grow and investigate your family tree.
Brain Fit provides a variety of challenges to measure and spur your mental acuity.
The aSleep app features 65 soothing sounds to help you get a good night’s rest. You can shake your device to shuffle the soundtrack. There’s also an alarm clock integrated into the app.
If you’re in pretty decent shape, too much so for the physical-therapy app, stay that way with All-In Yoga.
This weight-loss app helps you track your calories and weight.
Helps you track your effort to get back in shape, by mapping where you walk, jog, or run. There’s also a social component, so you can share your stats and encourage fellow fitness warriors.
One of the top health apps on the market, this WebMD offering has a comprehensive drug and disease reference, drug interaction checker, medical news, professional directories and much more.
This free app for diabetics enables you to track your blood sugar levels and medications. It has timed alarms to remind you when it’s time to take them.
This app helps you find restaurants and foods that are gluten-free near you.
Simply place your fingertip over the lens of the phone’s camera and in less than ten seconds, it tells you your heart rate.