Managing medications or treatments, planning day-to-day activities, staying up-to-date on the latest news, and enabling community participation  — these are a few ways mobile applications for the elderly can help. And as the ageing population continues to grow, there are amazing emerging digital solutions in Australia to help the sector and its residents take advantage of technology to improve their health and quality of life.

According to eSafety Commissioner, Australians aged “50 to 69 are significantly more engaged with technology, understand its purpose and potential value”. But with so many available solutions in the aged care tech market, deciding the app for your staff and your residents, will take a great deal of time and effort. Here, we listed four health care software applications available for iPhone, Android or Desktop devices to help you find the best one for your clients and staff members.

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes was developed in 2015 and is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. Many blind and low-vision people depend on their families and friends for assistance with the use of video calls. With Be My Eyes, users can gain more independence by connecting with the right workers and carers to support them in their activities.

Available on: iOS and Android
Costs: Free
Who it’s for: For people who are blind or low-vision and needs assistance or support in their day-to-day activities.

Map My Walk

Map My Walk is a mobile walk tracking application that lets you track your workouts or city routes when you exercise. It also has a calendar to schedule workouts and saved city paths listed near your location, and the app will provide you with directions. This is great to motivate your residents to include non-strenuous exercise into their regular routine.

Available on: iOS and Android
Costs: Free; with in-app premium purchase
Who it’s for: People who want to keep a healthy lifestyle by doing exercises as part of their activities.

Instant Heart Rate

Instant Heart Rate is an award-winning app providing accurate heart rate readings via smartphone. It’s one of the most accurate and easy-to-use heart rate apps where you can check stress levels, trends and insights. It is endorsed by doctors, EMTs, and other industry experts.

Available on: iOS and Android
Costs: Free; with in-app premium purchase
Who it’s for: People who want to keep track of their heart rates, who have heart problems and people who need to manage stress levels.

CareVision Mobile App

CareVision is a social solution to reduce social isolation in the fight against Dementia, Alzheimer’s and the aged care crisis. It is also an Aged Care Administration Software, helping both the aged care workers and the elderly clients, and is available across Smart TV, mobile, tablet, web, voice control, and connected devices.

In the CareVision app, clients can see their news feed and get updates from family, friends, and the community with the latest news and events. It also has a chat feature where they communicate with their loved ones and their carers. CareVision’s news feed app also shows their schedules and booked service reminders to keep them in the loop for with a list of their daily to-do’s!

Residents can also share video memories and photos with their loved ones using the mobile app to re-watch and view any time! They’ll never have to missed a moment with family and friends, even when they’re far away. These memories shared with your residents have great benefits for memory, mood, and overall well-being.

Besides keeping them updated about their families and their favourite social groups, the CareVision app lets them receive updates & care book reports. Where residents and their families can keep up to date about their older loved ones’ well-being, receive notifications about their daily activities and moods. They can also read information about the carers and services booked for them, ensuring that “mum” or “dad” is fine and has received the care they deserve.

CareVision combines human assistive artificial intelligence, voice recognition, connected health devices to support your residents. It also helps to empower them by providing applications to encourage independence in their daily lives.

Available on: iOS and Android
What it costs: Contact CareVision for Details
Who it’s for: CareVision is for aged care residents to encourage them to be socially connected with their loved ones and their communities.

CareVision aims to support independent living for your residents; if you would like more information, please call us on 1300 324 070 or book a free demo today.