Mar 23, 2019
US Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee called the show to discuss broadband in rural areas of Tennessee and the country. Access to broadband creates more opportunities for tele-health, education, and many other applications affecting the family caregiver.
For example, in the picture above, Senator Blackburn and I were giving an interview at the US Capitol in DC. Just prior to that interview, I used my phone to allow a phlebotomist into my home in Nashville, where she drew blood from Gracie for regular lab work.
I then secured the door behind her as she left. Gracie didn't have to put her prosthetic legs on, or answer the door in her wheelchair. Because of broadband, I could do all those things from my phone.
As caregivers, we need to incorporate as many tools as possible to help us better do our jobs without stretching ourselves so thin. Remember, one of the three "I's" every caregiver struggles with is the loss of independence. Technology and apps on our phone helps us regain that, better care for our loved ones, and even pursue new job opportunities. Check out my article about that in Newsmax.