While technology can sometimes get a bad rap, it is having a major impact on the health care industry in a number of positive and exciting ways. From increased connectivity and improved communication between medical providers to 3D printing, significant strides are being made to transform the ways in which physicians and nurses practice medicine and clients receive treatment. Additionally, there have never been more resources available—literally at your fingertips—to make caring for sick clients easier. With seemingly endless apps out there, we’ve narrowed down the top five apps that every home health care worker should download now.
1. NurseGrid Mobile
Ranked the #1 nurse app in the nation, NurseGrid Mobile is a schedule platform with over one million downloads and counting. By spending less time tracking your schedule, you’ll be able to enjoy more work-life balance between client visits.
With accurate and reliable tracking, MileIQ uses your smartphone’s built-in GPS to maintain a comprehensive mileage log. To keep track of your personal driving, just swipe left.
In addition to paying attention to your clients’ needs, it’s essential that you also listen to your own. Sanvello allows users to record their mood and health activities day-by-day to discover patterns, empowering them with the tools they need to relax, shift perspectives, or cope with stressful situations.
4. Google Keep
Staying organized is a must for any home health care worker, and with Google Keep, you’re able to instantly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. With on-the-go voice memos that can automatically be transcribed and the ability to take a photo and easily organize or find it later in search, your to-do list just got a whole lot easier to tackle.
The reality of caring for others is that while the work may be rewarding, it can also be incredibly demanding and leave you feeling alone. By teaching the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day, Headspace has helped millions of users in more than 190 countries stress less, focus more, and even sleep better.
As you care for sick clients, it’s important to remember that it’s okay to ask for help when you need it, and to prioritize your own health and wellness. And by downloading the right apps, you can receive a little extra support with just the tap of a screen.