Modern technology is improving disabled caregiving in numerous ways. Disabled caregiving is one of the most meaningful, satisfying, and important roles that anybody can perform in society. Whether you are a professional caregiver, a volunteer, or caring for a disabled family member, modern technology is vastly expanding the range of options at your disposal.
How Can Technology Help Disabled Caregivers?
In 2020, disabled caregiving is benefiting from an abundance of technological innovations. New technologies are making it possible to provide more thorough, effective, and sympathetic care to disabled people than ever. Modern tech is making it easier to stay in contact, to monitor closely, and to keep on top of the litany of little tasks that are involved in caring for a disabled person.
Technology Is Giving Disabled People More Independence
Modern technology is not only expanding the options available to caregivers, but also making it possible for disabled people themselves to be much more independent and in control of their own lives.
So whether you are a disabled caregiver or a disabled person, modern technology is allowing you to do so much more – from the comfort of home, on your own timetable, and on your own terms.
Read on for five ways technology is improving disabled caregiving.
1. Smartphone App Technology Is Helping Caregivers To Stay One Step Ahead
Smartphone app technology is making it easier for caregivers to care for disabled people than ever before. The smartphone app space is expanding all the time, and it now contains plenty of apps that can be used by caregivers and disabled people.
Apps have been developed to keep track of medical records that both the patient and their doctor have access to. Apps can be used to give reminders about appointments and to prompt check-ups. Apps also make it easy for caregivers and disabled people to keep symptom and vitals diaries.
Several excellent disabled parking apps are also now available. These apps help disabled drivers and their caregivers to find disabled parking spaces and restrooms in their vicinity, to find wheelchair-accessible buildings, and to report illegal use of disabled spaces.
New smartphone app technology is helping disabled people in so many ways. Most disabled caregivers now rely heavily on their smartphone because it enables them to give the best, most effective, and most efficient care possible.
2. Telemedicine Is Enabling Disabled Patients To Consult With Their Caregiver Remotely
Telemedicine is improving disabled caregiving by making it possible for patients and caregivers to communicate and carry out involved consultations remotely. No longer is it necessary for a disabled person and a medical professional to meet in person to carry out routine check-ups, or even complex consultations. Telemedicine makes it easy to communicate online using mobile communications technology.
Medical care can be administered from a distance, which makes life a lot easier for disabled people and their caregivers. It is also cheaper and much more time-efficient for disabled people and their caregivers to be able to use telemedicine technology.
3. Home Sample Testing Is Making Hospital Visits Unnecessary
Another new technology that is helping disabled people and their caregivers by enabling remote care to be administered is home blood, urine, and stool sample testing. It is now easy to take these samples at home and to either test them immediately using a home testing kit or send them off to a lab for a more detailed examination.
Home sample testing technology has massively improved over the last several years, giving disabled people and their caregivers a lot more options to save time and money, as well as to become more autonomous and educated about their own medical care. The ability to administer this type of home-based testing has really improved the lives of disabled people and their caregivers.
4. Remote Patient Monitoring Is Enabling 24-Hour Contact Between Patient And Caregiver
Remote patient monitoring technology has improved hugely in recent years, and now disabled patients can be monitored in their own homes very effectively at any time of day or night. This greatly reduces the costs of caregiving.
Disabled patients can be monitored through sensors in their homes and on their person that use mathematical algorithms to register if the patient is moving in an unusual way and predict whether they may be in distress or at risk of falling. This information can be relayed to a caregiver, who can then provide invaluable assistance.
5. Nana Technology Is Keeping Elderly Disabled People Safe At Home
“Nana” technology has been developed for elderly disabled people. It is a groundbreaking area of tech that’s helping people who give care to elderly disabled people. Several inventions in the field of “Nana” technology, such as a GPS shoe for people who have Alzheimer’s or dementia and a pill dispenser that dispenses medications at set times, are massively improving disabled caregiving for elderly patients.
Disabled caregiving is such an important job and role. Good quality caregiving can really change a disabled person’s quality of life for the better. Thankfully, in 2020, modern technology is making it easier than ever to provide the best care possible, to the largest number of people.