Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Working Together

For Family Caregivers

A Family Caregiver's Guide to Electronic Organizers, Monitors, Sensors, and Apps

This guide was created for family caregivers who are grappling with issues about technology and how it may help them. It presents questions to think about when deciding whether to buy an electronic product or service. It presents five sections with detailed information about:

  • Coordinating health care and support services;
  • Organizing health information with electronic health records, patient portals, and personal health records;
  • Communicating with family and friends, and scheduling help;
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS); and
  • Home monitoring systems.

The guide also includes a list of terms and definitions and ways to learn more about technology.

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