There’s an app for everything, right? And there are hundreds of apps out there related to health and wellness. But can health-related apps do more than just count calories and track fitness?
Digital apps are quickly becoming prevalent in the professional health care world - helping doctors with diagnosis, keeping track of patient vitals and so much more. But hospice apps? Yes, these digital trends are even reaching to end-of-life care, where they’re a lot more helpful than you think.
Hospice Care Apps for Medical Professionals
Talking about hospice care and end-of-life isn’t an easy conversation for anyone - not even medical professionals. May doctors and health care providers aren’t clear about the benefits of hospice care, the signs that their patients may need this type of support or how to approach family members about the topic.
Enter: digital apps like Hospice by the Bay and Hospice in a Minute. Hospice by the Bay, the second longest running hospice provider in the nation created their app for physicians in the San Francisco area. with options like “Hospice Criteria,” which allows physicians to look up symptoms that may signal end-of-life care may be appropriate; and “The Hospice Conversation,” which gives tips on having conversations with family members, this app is just what the doctor ordered. With a swipe of the finger, doctors can even refer their clients to Hospice by the Bay for further evaluation. Hospice in a Minute provides similar functionalities for doctors.
Hospice Care Apps for Families
Don’t worry, family members aren’t left out of the digital hospice discussion. There are many apps out there designed for family members who have loved ones receiving hospice care. The apps help control the questions, paperwork and medications of their loved one. They often feature places to save or send questions to your hospice professionals, photos of medications to keep track of and important instructions and phone numbers for your team of hospice professionals.
Digital advances are making huge strides in the health care industry and making sects like hospice care, easier for professionals and families to understand. To learn more about the signs, benefits and history of end-of-life care, visit www.TabithaHospice.org.