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.
Lynette Young says
What a great idea, and one that we will all need someday.
GiGi Eats says
What a great resource for people who need care or need to help those who need care!
Bill Sweeney says
This is an awesome system of support for people who require care. I see this as a valuable resource for those who require help in providing care.
Christine Weis says
This sounds like such a great idea for people who need care. I love how technology today makes so many more things possible for everyome. And grandparents are very special people in our loves, aren’t they!?
Myrah Duque says
An incredibly helpful system of support for those that need it. It’s peace of mind knowing you have options when needed.
Kristine Nicole Alessandra says
This is one thing I like about technology! This idea can help provide comfort and peace of mind for families with aging parents/grandparents. To have constant communication between family members and caregivers is a great plus in providing the best care for seniors.
Dominique Brooks says
This is a great service. I will have to check into this as I am in the midst of caring for my father right now. It can be difficult! Thank you!
katrina Kroeplin says
that looks really interesting. i will def have to checks this out more. my grandma would def use this.
Emily Zielinski says
this is so lovely. I know how tough it can be living away from relatives. All my family are in the UK While I live in Australia.
Philips sounds wonderful. It is indeed challenging and comforting to know there is help.
Melanie Frost says
I know how hard it can be to care for an aging or disabled family member. I wish this was around back when I needed it. But it’s so cool that technology like this is now available!
Wow your grandmother lived to be 104 years old amazing. Yes it’s a blessing to have apps like these so we can care for our families better.
Ntensibe Edgar Michael says
BEAUTIFUL!!!!! The seniors always need this regular care and with applications like these, the journey of getting older gets easier and easier. I hope it’s not expensive or difficult to use.
Emman Damian says
I want to check this app. Looks so interesting! I’ll read more about it.
blair villanueva says
This app sounds cool and very helpful! I will definitely check and explore this and share to my family 😀