Health-monitoring devices and apps with user-friendly features are allowing seniors to age in place easier than ever. This technology also helps family caregivers to better understand their loved one’s health status, especially when being present regularly in the senior’s home is not possible. Read on to learn about health monitoring devices and apps for seniors that could help make your loved one’s life a little easier.

Examples of technologies that help seniors monitor health:


This locked pill dispenser is programmed to unlock when it’s time to take medications and allows a caregiver to monitor the activity remotely. The dispenser will beep if the medication is not taken at the correct time. If the beep doesn’t properly alert the senior, a pre-recorded voice message from a loved one can issue a reminder instead. As a third and final step, a phone call is placed to both the senior and a family caregiver if the medication still has not been taken.

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With this in-home monitoring service, family members can access live videos and senior alerts through a protected portal online.

The system can detect these events and more:

  • Motion
  • Opening of doors and windows
  • Smoke or carbon monoxide
  • Temperature


Tracking a senior loved one’s hygiene, housekeeping, and health habits can help determine if they are living safely in their own home and ensure that they are not developing serious health issues.

CarePredict offers wearable health-monitoring devices that track daily activities like:

  • Number of times the senior has eaten
  • Frequency of bathroom usage
  • Sleep patterns
  • Movement within the home
  • Fall detection

The wearer can even press an assist button to send an alert to a caregiver. Two-way audio communication over Wi-Fi enables fast check-ins with the senior. Through the CarePredict app, family members remain in the loop concerning their senior’s welfare.

Lorex Elderly Care Solutions

Elderly monitoring solutions, such as Wi-Fi cameras in the senior’s home, allow family members to stay connected with loved ones through remote viewing and two-way communication.


This device, which is small enough to fit in a pocket, is an FDA-cleared personal EKG. It captures an EKG in 30 seconds and provides instant analysis via a smartphone app. It has no wires, patches or gels. The user simply places his or her fingers on sensors.

The EKGs can be saved or shared. With the press of a button, the senior can email the information to a physician. KardiaMobile is compatible with most Android or iOS smartphones.

Dexcom G6 CGM

This system provides continuous glucose monitoring with no finger sticks or calibrations. Using a smart device and receiver, the user immediately obtains glucose readings. Also, the data can be shared with up to 10 followers.

PLEASE NOTE: Each of the products listed in this article are manufactured by outside entities and are not endorsed or sponsored by Bethesda Health Group.

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