“There needs to be an app that edits what I say versus what I want to say.”
According to a study done by the Pew Research Center, 96% of Americans own a cellphone of some kind, with 81% owning a smartphone. But many do not take advantage of all the features of the supercomputer that is small enough to fit into your pocket. In this age of technology, you can download applications (or apps) that can assist you with everyday life, including:
Have you made an appointment to see your doctor, but could use a little bit more of a reminder? Besides writing that appointment on the paper calendar that is pinned to your fridge, most smartphones come with a calendar app that can allow you to add any appointments regardless of date or time. In addition, you can also set reminders that will alert you prior to your appointments, from either 15 minutes or up to 2 hours. Should you have many appointments during the day, you can also avoid the burden of lugging your large calendar around and continue to use your smartphone!
A New Year’s resolution of many is that they will work to lose any extra pounds that they feel they have gained during the holiday season. One way to do so is by paying close attention to what you eat, when you eat it, and how much you have eaten. Doing so will make you more conscious of your diet and help you make healthier choices. We recommend Noom, an app that can help you do just that by allowing you to log your meals, while also giving you tips and tricks to help train you to adopt healthy eating habits.
Learn a Language
In 2021, many are hoping for the end to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic so they can finally break out of their suitcase and travel. But if you intend to leave the country, it is always best to learn some basic phrases in the language of the country you are visiting. Try downloading a language app, such as Duolingo! With this app, you can quickly grasp the basics, as well as exercise your brain.
You encounter stress around every corner in your daily life. While you are rushing to put out fires, it is important to remember to reflect on yourself. Are you getting overwhelmed? Take some time out of your day to take a deep breath. Oak, a meditation and breathing exercise app, can guide you through several different meditation courses that vary by duration. And the best part is that it only takes 10 minutes of your day!
Learn a New Recipe
Looking for some inspiration to bring to your dinner table? You can always go out and purchase a new recipe book, but then you run the risk of purchasing too many books, and either receiving duplicative recipes or not having enough room to store your plethora of recipe books. Why not have all these recipes at your fingertips? Tasty, while appropriately named, is an app that stores any recipe you can think of, and so many more. With just one quick search, you are one step closer to preparing an amazing meal with no hassle!
Apps are a wonderful addition to your life in this age of technology, although nothing can be substituted for a dependable, compassionate caregiver to assist you.
Here are some ways a home health care provider at Collier Home Care can help you:
- Help with standby or hands-on assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, toileting, walking/mobility, transferring, feeding, grooming, and continence.
- Grocery shopping and meal preparation
- Medication reminding or assistance with self-administration of medication
Depending on what you need, Collier Home Care offers between one and 24 hours a day service, plus live-in care. It is our pleasure to care for you, your family, and your loved ones.
If we can help with home health care services or determine an appropriate level of care, call us at (239) 920-3902.