Caregivers and Technology – What Caregivers Want and Need

20 Jan

Caregivers and Technology – What Caregivers Want and Need

With 71% of family caregivers interested in technology, only 7% are currently using it to assist with their caregiving duties. With nearly half of the 40 million caregivers (2015) being Millennials (24%) and Generation X (23%), they use technology everyday.

 

Here are the top eight activities most caregivers do:

Grocery Shop 87%, Housework 82%, Preparing Meals 82%, Giving Medicines, Pills, Injections 74%, Transportation 72%, Assist with Getting Out & Out of Bed and Chairs 57%, Dressing and Undressing 54%, Managing Finances 50%.

 

Caregivers need help and technology can help.

 

These diagrams come from our friends at TELEHEALTH AND MEDICINE TODAY where you can read the full report of their research: http://www.telhealthandmedtoday.com/caregivers-technology-what-they-want-and-need-a-guide-for-innovators-research-from-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-americas-40-million-family-caregivers/

The Majority of caregivers are quite comfortable using technology:

  • 97% Are Comfortable With Computers
  • 80% Are Comfortable With Tablets
  • 80% Are Comfortable With Smart Phones
  • 63% Are Comfortable With Other Devices

And they need an App that can do it all:

Create calendars to organize caregiving schedules, create lists and spreadsheets to track activities, shop for assisted living and other care services, write / read journals and inspirational content, manage prescription refills and delivery.

 

Please donate to Care To Caregiver as we create tool kits, journey guides and directories in any format and App to help caregivers get to the resources, education, products, services, and support that they need.

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