For so many years, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) has been the “go-to” organization for resources, research, policy issues and practical tips for caregivers – in English and a host of other languages. Now they are once again providing leadership regarding caregiving and technology.
A recent fact sheet prepared by FCA offers an introduction to some of the tools – both hardware and software – currently available to help manage caregiving responsibilities and other tasks.
Computers and technology offer practical solutions for caregivers seeking to solve a problem, learn new skills and get support. Where else but online can you find a peer group of caregivers to talk to when you need it at 1:00 in the morning? How convenient it is to post an electronic schedule that allows friends and family to sign up for tasks like bringing by a meal, driving your loved one to a doctor’s appointment or giving you respite from caregiving.
You can view and download their recent factsheet at Digital Technology for Family Caregivers.