Long-distance caregivers include those who live an hour or more away from a family member who needs care. These caregivers frequently rely on technology to help with many caregiving needs including medication management, sharing information on a treatment or diagnosis, and searching for services. This article from Consumer Reports shows how technology helps long-distance caregivers stay in close contact with their family member and helps them better monitor needs and issues. Some of the types of technology and products that might be helpful are in-home health monitoring tools, wearable activity monitors, sleep monitors, personal safety devices, social communication apps, home monitoring sensors, and financial monitoring programs.
The Caregiver Tech Tool Finder (CTTF) from SeniorNavigator recommends helpful apps and other technology for all caregivers. Click here to explore this resource.