Helpline: Tools/Technology Support
Caregiving Tools, Equipment and Paraphernalia for Family Caregivers
Caregiving for a loved one can become complicated and turn into a full-time job as the health of the care recipient declines. Some family caregivers leave their jobs or reduce their work hours to provide quality care for their loved ones. Fortunately, with the modern caregiving tools, equipment, and paraphernalia at your disposal, you don't need to leave your job. As a future caregiver, you can now use digital tools to ease your tasks and at the same time improve the quality of life for your loved one.
You can go to caregiver support groups to ask other caregivers for their experience with specific tools and equipment. ExtendaTouch is an online helpline for family caregivers to exchange useful information, share their experiences, and provide emotional support to each other. You can contact our fellow caregivers to know what type of tools, equipment, and paraphernalia they are using and how they make caregiving less challenging.
Choosing the Right Systems
Using caregiving systems and gadgets can reduce stress and exhaustion associated with caregiving. However, it is essential to select your tools and equipment carefully, as the tool you plan to buy may apply to a specific health problem or situation. And many caregiving tools and equipment can make important tasks seamless for you and your loved one.
For example, there are gadgets available to automate your home, track your loved one's health, organize medical information, and improve safety and security for the care recipient through remote monitoring. You can even make meal preparation less time-consuming by using the right tools.
You can ask ExtendaTouch members for recommendations and information on helpful caregiving technology. Our more experienced fellow caregivers can even tell you the pros and cons of specific equipment. Request contact with our members now and ask about their experience with caregiving tools and technology.