In 2015, Pew Research Center released survey results showing that 68 percent of U.S. adults now own a smartphone and about 45 percent now own some form of tablet. With the growing number of smartphone users, there are now apps available for those with incontinence and caregivers as well. Check out the top 10 apps we found below:
- GreatCall Link: The app provides caregivers with peace of mind during their day to day lives. A caregiver can monitor a loved ones leaving and arriving home, as well as viewing a list of their daily activities to ensure they are doing well. In the case of an emergency, the caregiver is notified of the date, time and type of help provided.
- Bladder Diary: Users can track their fluid intake and urine output, which can assist in conversation with medical professions to better understand their level of incontinence and track treatment success.
- Sit or Squat: Users can find the nearest public restroom anywhere in the U.S.
- Kegel Kat: Reminds users to practice kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
- Kegel Trainer: Provides easy to follow Kegel exercises and daily reminders for men and women to strengthen pelvic floor muscles.
- Waterin: This app provides reminders to drink more water throughout the day. Users can set personal water consumption goals and track their intake.
- Water Your Body: Users can program their personal information and determine how much water they need to drink on a daily basis, then they can track their intake.
- SparkRecipes: This app provides 500,000 recipes with the ability to search recipes to help meet specific dietary restrictions or preferences.
- HealthyOut: Eating out with dietary restrictions can be challenging, but this app helps you find and order at healthy restaurants anywhere in the U.S.
- CareZone: A free app for users that features a profile to log information about your loved one. You can invite other friends and family members to join as “helpers” to keep everyone on the same page. It also assists with medication management by tracking type, dosage, pharmacy and more.
Have you used your smartphone or tablet to help with your incontinence symptoms or to care for a loved one? We’d love to hear from you!