What technology has helped in your caring role?
Whilst technology is not everyone's 'cup of tea' it does help some people and gives opportunities for people to access support in different ways. I would be really keen to hear from carers about what technology has helped them with their caring role? From online grocery deliveries to 'face time' chats with friends and family.....
Has anyone tried these or do you have any gems you would like to share with others?
They have survived the recent storms and downpours and have good night vision. I would recommend them for peace of mind. Very inobtrusive and discreet.
I have also set up a face book group called Gdads Angels that allows one message to be sent to a group. If there are any issues to be shared we send one message to everyone. Really helpful when dad had a fall, I could rally everyone to double check on him. reassuring as well when the lady who calls to support him lets us know his mood, meds and anything else relevant. but the best bit is the lovely info about the chats they have and how comfortable he is in her company.
Next on my list is a Care Line, or life line in case he falls again, but a little bit of convincing work to be done first.