Technology is constantly coming up with smart apps to help with elder care.

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There’s a lot of stuff to do when you care for an elderly parent. You have to run your life, but you also have to help run theirs. So assistance from friends and family is invaluable. But how to coordinate it?

In a post about new aging-in-place technology, the AARP blog features a free smartphone app just for that purpose. It’s called the CarePartners Mobile app.

Users create a community of family and friends, and a list of tasks (doctor appointments, shopping, or just social engagement) for which those members can volunteer. Tasks can be added directly to your phone’s electronic calendar and email or text messages can help remind volunteers of their commitments.

Cool, huh? (For more posts about high-tech elder-care services and gadgets, click here.)

Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior…

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