No smartphone, tablet or laptop is complete without the best senior-friendly apps! And we don’t mean appetizers. Here are the top mobile device apps for social, active senior citizens.
Skype or FaceTime
Both of these apps are essential for staying in touch with friends and family members, even in isolated times. The Skype app will work on all platforms and devices. It allows you to video chat with anybody you want! If you or your family are fans of Apple or Mac products, the Apple-native FaceTime app is the way to go. It works in a similar way and allows you to video chat with family and friends in real time anywhere in the world.
Medication Monitoring Apps
There are many medication monitoring apps out there. These apps help you manage your medications and keep track of when you are supposed to take what, and whether or not you’ve already taken it. This is extremely important when it comes to medicine, since taking it too often or not often enough can be ineffective or even dangerous. Here are the top medication monitoring apps:
- The ExpressScripts app will allow you to set up pill reminders, and also have prescriptions delivered, order refills, or get refills automatically. Just check to be sure it will work with your insurance.
- Medisafe is one of the top-rated prescription management apps. It includes dose reminders, drug interaction warnings, refill reminders, and missed-dose notifications.
- If you have an iOS (Apple or Mac) device, many people like the Pillboxie app to help them remember to take their medications. It doesn’t require the internet and delivers reminders even in Sleep mode.
- GoodRx helps you find the lowest costs for all your prescriptions, which can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Elevate Brain Training
The Elevate app uses fun games to train your brain and improve your cognitive skills. It’s important to stay sharp, especially in later years. Challenging your brain and learning new skills with apps like this could even prevent or delay dementia!
If you’re a member of AARP (a nonprofit organization intended to empower people over the age of 50), the AARP app allows you to keep a digital card handy, so you’ll have it anywhere you take your phone. It will also keep you up-to-date on the benefits and discounts available to AARP members.
Magnifying Glass with Light
If you have trouble reading fine print, this app will make the text brighter and larger! Check it out for iOS or Android devices.
If you or a loved one lives in a a Stellar Senior Living Community, make sure you download the LifeLoop app (choose Apple or Android based on your device). This powerful app will let you stay in touch with everything going on in your community, as well as your family and friends back home! It allows allows you to communicate with staff in your community, and provides reports of what you’re up to to the people who care about you. Click here to learn more about LifeLoop at Stellar Living.
These top apps for seniors will make your life easier and more fun, so you have more time for what’s important to you.