For the past 10+ years, we’ve lived a short bike ride away from my in-laws. While I had a close (emotional) relationship with my favorite grandmother, as she visited for three months every summer and one month over the Christmas holidays – she wasn’t physically close the rest of the year.
More than 40 million Americans provide care to their aging loved ones each year [AARP, Caregiving Frontiers, 2017], and spend an average of 24.4 hours per week doing so [National Alliance for Caregiving, AARP. Caregiving in the United States. 2015] and it can be a heart-wrenching, exhausting and overwhelming responsibility. Half of those report they experience high levels of stress, which can impact their own personal and professional relationships and responsibilities [AARP, Caregiving Frontiers, 2017.].
Does this sound familiar to you? If it does, I understand. And my friends at Philips do too. Philips is dedicated to making caregiving easier so that you and I can focus on the moments that matter the most.
The Philips Cares mobile application is available to download from the Apple and Google Play stores, as well as accessed via web browsers.
It is available for subscribers of the Philips Lifeline service.