Before designing our senior living app, we did research on other apps that might be similar, like iSeniors, iFindCare (includes childcare, but must be a “member”) and of course Yelp, but I hadn’t taken the time to look at other apps specifically for seniors until today, and I’ve had a lot of fun!
If you search the App Store for “senior” or ”seniors”, there are a lot of student apps to ignore, but in between them, there is a plethora of items from brain teaser games to home care management systems. A few of the offerings include:
Driver Seat Game by Liberty Mutual – The world’s first senior driving simulator. Give it a try for free.
Over 40 Magnifier and Flashlight – Eye Reader – always handy to have a flash light in your phone!
If you are curious as to what you will look like when you reach 70 – 100, download the Age Kiosk that ages you.
My latest download, Fogey Fu, where you fight to get out of the hospital (a bit politically incorrect, but you gotta laugh).
We can’t forget Senior Golf 101 and for those who can’t remember their age, download How Old (Am I) – Maybe an Alzheimer’s Community can partner with them, as if you can’t remember your age in the time you can pull up an app???
I was impressed by the Senior Bridge Hospitalization Risk Assessment Tool offering advice to stay healthy at home. And to see individual communities doing their own apps to keep residents & families up to date, check out Vintage Senior Living’s app.
I was surprised to find a B2B app, ADLware, a home care management system devoted to sales, referral tracking, care & case management.
There’s even an app to help you find other apps. Healthful Apps helps find the best health related apps. (app overload!)
I laughed out loud (LOL really) when I read about the app that allows you to diary, suggest & find clean bathrooms (I’ll let you find that one). Ok, I might use it on a road trip…
I ran into a few apps for Baby Boomers. I think I will save that search for another day & another blog.