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Caregiving Tech Hacks

Smartphones and computers offer many tools that make caregiving more manageable. Here are some simple solutions you can implement with your caregiving team:

Keeping Track of Your Loved One

On iPhone

Creating a Caregiving To-Do List

On Android

Using a Shared Calendar

On Google

Using a Shared Calendar

On iPhone

Group Skype Calls

For Android

Group Facetime Calls

For iPhone

Sending an SOS

For iPhone

DIY Home Hacks for Caregivers

En español | When caring for an aging loved one, some changes are in order. A few home modifications will make tasks easier, reduce the risk of falls and improve accessibility. The best part? “You can integrate these ideas invisibly, seamlessly and beautifully — without turning your home into a hospital,” says universal design expert Cynthia Leibrock, founder of the consulting firm Easy Access to Health in Livermore, Colo.  — Ken Budd

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Do you have certain tricks up your caregiver sleeve that make everyday tasks a bit easier? Share your creative, low-cost, DIY (Do it Yourself) tips, hacks and time savers. If it works for you — it might work for others! Use the email link below to submit a brief description and, if applicable, a photo for reference. View AARP's Terms of Service.

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