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Caregivers Need the ID My Pill iPhone app to Protect Their Baby Boomer Patients

Last update on Sept. 6, 2013.

With the baby boomer generation aging, it's unfortunate yet true that the need for caregivers will increase. There will be people in this vibrant generation whose declining health will make them incapable of taking care of themselves. As a consequence, they'll need the assistance of a caregiver for their daily needs.

At such a time, they will be taking medications. Of course, it will be the responsibility of the caregiver to administer their medications. The problem of this task arises with the stress level of the caregiver.

The Stressed Out Caregiver

It's common to be stressed out while caring for a sick person. A caregiver is no different. Although caring for a sick person is their job, this doesn't eliminate them from being stressed over the daily burden of caring for an ill person.

In fact, a caregiver's responsibilities include:

  • Meal preparation and cleanup
  • Assistance with mobility
  • Assistance with toileting
  • Bathing assistance
  • Grooming assistance
  • Light housekeeping
  • Running errands
  • Ability to lift the patient

Alongside this, the caregiver is expected to provide companionship to the patient. So, it's understandable if stress occurs.

When stress does occur, this can affect some of the caregiver's duties. One of those affected duties can involve administering of medications.

The caregiver can be so stressed from other duties that their minds draws a blank regarding which medication is for what medical condition. While this can create a scary moment, there's no need to be scared.

ID My Pill Can Ease a Caregiver's Fears

With the ID My Pill app, a caregiver can ease their mind. When forgetfulness settle into their minds, all they have to do is take a snapshot of their patient's medication (an iPhone is needed). Afterwards ID My Pill will search its large database of prescription drugs for information on the photographed pill.

Once a match is made, ID My pill returns with information about the pill in question. Thus, the caregiver not only has accurate information, but also peace of mind in knowing what medication they're administering.

Conclusion

Caregivers have enough to deal with. They don't need the unnecessary stress of worrying about a patient's medication. They should simply download the ID My Pill iPhone app and let it do its job; thus, allowing the caregiver to their job as well.

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