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Have you ever downloaded a promising app only to discover it wasn’t worth the hype? With new apps coming out each month, it can be difficult to discern which ones will actually help you. To save you time searching for the software that will benefit you the most, here is a quick list of some of the best apps or software services for managing your home care business needs:

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Evernote

Evernote is a well-acclaimed app for business owners. The app can have both personal and business functions, and it essentially allows you to organize tasks and ideas across your devices. You can record your ideas while riding to work, create a do list for the morning, or bookmark an article you’d like to refer to in your next staff meeting. Once you get the hang of it, you can use it to discuss projects with your team or even create fast presentations for potential referral sources or staff meetings.

Elder 411

Elder 411 organizes over 500 pieces of elder care advice into 11 easy-to-navigate topics. When you’re looking for training tips to offer your caregivers in meetings or training sessions, this is a great resource. The app provides solutions for regular caregiving problems and works as a quick resource for problem solving eldercare-specific issues.

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RescueTime

Do you ever wonder just how much time you spend on emails each day? Or do you easily get sidetracked by social media? RescueTime allows you to track exactly how much time you’re using for each task. You can set timers and alerts on tasks to keep you on schedule, or if you’re prone to overusing certain sites, you can also set daily limits on those pages.

Carelike

Carelike

If you’re looking for a way to market your business and generate more leads, check out Carelike. Now, more than ever, consumers are turning to the internet when searching for care for their loved ones and Carelike has one of the largest databases of in-home care providers. Carelike offers an easy way to boost your online presence. You can create a free business listing, or upgrade to an enhanced profile for a small monthly fee.

HomeTrak

This app was designed specifically for home care providers, so it has features that are specially designed to meet your needs. You can add clients, create care plans, and add and edit caregiver schedules. This app is perfect for providers who want all of their home care management in one place.

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Hootsuite

Running a home care business is guaranteed to keep you busy, which means you don’t have too much time to spend on social media. It’s important to maintain your company’s online presence, but you need a way to do it quickly and efficiently. Hootsuite allows you to schedule your posts for the day/week/month when it’s most convenient for you and across multiple platforms. When you read an interesting article you’d like to share, you can easily schedule it into your social media stream. You can also upgrade to use analytics features that will tell you which of your posts perform best and when is the best time for you to post.

Though your job is sure to be hectic, these apps can make it a little simpler. Give them a try and see if they work for you and your company.