We asked caregiver author, Ann Napoletan, to review some caregiver apps to help families determine which ones might be right for them.Napoletan is uniquely qualified to judge the merits of these apps, as a writer for the blog who cared for her late mother with Alzheimer’s disease for nearly a decade.Most adults who arrive at our doors bring with them a tragic history of substance abuse and other life-controlling problems.
A recent report indicated that the health and fitness mobile app market is worth $4 billion, and is expected to increase to $27 billion by 2017, so it should come as no surprise that apps for caregivers are a fast growing market.
Learn more about the best and worst apps for the more than 50 million Americans caring for an aging or disabled loved one.
John Fuller: Joni Eareckson Tada continues a really insightful message on dealing with suffering on today's "Focus on the Family." Your host is Focus president and author, Jim Daly and I'm John Fuller.
Jim Daly: John, I'm lookin' forward to hearing from Joni today, because I know that sooner or later I'm gonna go through a time of suffering, either physical or emotional and I'm gonna need Joni's insights on how to deal with it and the truth is, each one of you are, too.
Teen Challenge USA is holistic – meaning that we are concerned with the body, mind, and spirit of those who come to us for help.
We endeavor to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive. Despite our name, Teen Challenge USA also works extensively with adults.
John: Yeah, there's some great encouragement here and you'll find the resources at and the word FAMILY. What kind of Savior, what kind of Rescuer, what kind of Healer, what kind of Deliverer would refuse the prayer of a paralytic? It's not that Jesus did not care about all those sick and disabled people at the bottom of the hill.
And here now is Joni Eareckson Tada, speaking at the National Religious Broadcasts convention in Nashville, Tennessee, just a couple of years ago and we'll start with some highlights from last time. Joni Eareckson Tada: I cannot tell you how many times at night I would picture myself there at the Pool of Bethesda on a blanket perhaps, lying next to the man with paralysis, on his straw mat. " But as many times as I pictured myself there at the Pool of Bethesda and as often as I asked Jesus to heal me, I never got up. It's just that their physical problems were not His main focus. And whenever people miss this, whenever they started coming to Jesus just to have their problems removed, the Savior backed away.
Today, practically everyone uses a smartphone or tablet.