Appy Chat & Giveaway
Developer: CareApps Australia
My name is Damon from Northern NSW and I am using an app I designed to help look after my 7 year old disabled son. It is a video diary type app where I can keep all of his needs in the one central spot for carers to review. It caters for all disabilities and aged care needs. It is categorised into physical and social needs and a calendar. We love to use it knowing all carers are equally aware of the cares required and it is time saving when it comes to refreshing routines to a carer who has not looked after him for a while.
When did you decide to develop this app?
2012 May when I spent some time worrying about our papers and letters and care plan for our son being completely out of date and shoved in a big filing cabinet
When did you first release this app?
How long did it take you to develop this app?
6 weeks and then 4 months for the app developer to complete it and have any gliches ironed out
What is your favourite feature?
Using the calendar and the video for most of the information input
What is your favourite page in the app?
Home page – I like the colours
What skills were you hoping to help the end user to develop?
I wanted to aid communication to someone else about all cares required (physical and social) through the use of video diary. This also saves communication repetition to people who use numerous carers and peace of mind having a record in times of a carers absence. The video diary also allows all carers to be equally aware of what is required
What age range would this app most suit?
All ages and all disabilities
Are any new updates coming soon?
Probably June 2014 depending on feedback and advice from users
‘Care for Me’ is now available on the App store for iPad and iPhone. See CareApps Australia for further information and tutorial. Please feel free to spread the word! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you would like to have a free product code for the app.
Do you have an intellectual or physical disability or care for someone with a disability? Do you frequently need to explain care routines to numerous carers or friends and family?
Care for me allows all care requirements to be recorded and reviewed in video, photo or text format. All needs are recorded within specific care categories to provide clear and easily accessible instructions of the cares required.
. Ensures all involved in a person’s care are equally aware of what is required
. Changes in care can be updated quickly and easily
. Video and photo feature allows cares required to be easily understood
. Calendar to display a day to day timed care plan
. All caring needs are stored together within the one application
. Access to immediate review of needs required including medical summary
. Emergency and safety category for immediate actions required
. Revision for carers visiting infrequently
. Emergency respite reference in the case of a carers unexpected absence
. Revision of care when away from home such as school , work place or respite centre
Care for me features:
· Easy to use
· Care categories designed to incorporate needs required for those of low to high level care
· Care needs can be personalized and demonstrated through the use of video, photo and text
· Categories provided for quick reference
· Calendar to display a day to day timed care plan
· Password protected to prevent accidental alteration by carers
· All entries are securely saved by performing an iCloud backup
· Available for iPhone and iPad
Category: Life Skills
Released: March 1, 2013
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Giveaway until April 23, 2013 -$80 worth of codes:
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