10 Best Apps for Seniors – by HomeAideLLC

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The technology the 21st century brings us is undeniably advantageous. Technology has advanced the health industry and allowed us to have the most up to date health information at the tip of our fingers at all times. Smartphones with the use of apps are now a means for us to monitor our health and keep us on track with medications, supplements and even healthy sleep & exercise schedules. Aside from health apps, they are widely used for education, gaming, and communication. Seniors greatly benefit from health-related apps and it can give them a sense of daily reassurance.

Here are our top 10 apps for seniors. Under 5 different categories there is 1 paid app and 1 free app per category along with the price (if applicable), rating and how many reviews.

1. BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR APPS

    a. Instant Blood Pressure Monitor ($4.99) 4.5 out of 5 – 219 reviews
    • • This app is available for iPhone and is used by placing your right index finger over the camera and flash while holding the bottom of the iPhone against your chest.
  • b. Smart Blood Pressure (FREE) 4.5 out of 5 – 39 review
    • • This app is a blood pressure management tool that allows you to record and share your blood pressure data while allowing you to log you everyday activity.

2. SENIOR DISCOUNT APPS

  • a. Senior Savings (.99) 4 out of 5 stars – 10 reviews
    • • This easy to use app displays over 200 places that offer senior discounts including AARP’s list. Discounts available for people 50+.
  • b. AARP (FREE) 2.5 out of 4 stars – 12 reviews
    • • This app serves as you AARP member ID and coupon carrier for everything from entertainment to airfare.

3. PILL REMINDER/TRACKER APPS

  • a. Easy Pill ($2.99) 5 out of 4 star reviews – 5 reviews
    • • Used as a reminder for you and your family members to take and refill your mediations. It also syncs to HealthKit which tracks pulse, temperature and more.
  • b. Pill Reminder (FREE) 4.5 out of 5 star reviews – 29 reviews
    • • Available for iPhone. Also syncs to your family’s reminders and has a built in lock for guaranteed privacy.

4. COMMUNICATION APPS

  • a. Voxer (FREE) 2.5 out of 5 star reviews – 33 reviews
    • • A walkie-talkie like app where you leave voice messages that can be played with one click. A more personal experience than texting and very easy to use. Photo & link sharing available.
  • b. Skype (FREE) 2.5 out of 5 star reviews – 301 reviews
    • • Includes messaging, voice & video calls. Photo & link sharing available.

5. SLEEP TRACKER APPS

  • a. Sleep Cycle alarm clock (.99) 3 out of 5 star reviews – 26 reviews
    • • A Seep analysis app that when placed under your pillow, tracks your movement during your sleep and analysis & reports the activity.
  • b. Moxion X-24/7
    • • Analyses sleep activity and determines the best time to wake you up. Track your movement during the entire night to help maximize your sleep efficiency.

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