Websites Help Boomers Tend to Mom and Dad

Americans go online for doctors, medical data‚ even automated calls
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2008 5:37 PM CST
Websites Help Boomers Tend to Mom and Dad
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Americans who juggle caregiving duties are increasingly turning to the Internet for help, the Boston Globe reports.,, and are among sites that offer services like meal calenders and automated phone calls. The online data is "helping families navigate the increasingly complicated healthcare system," one expert said.

Information on pills, contacts, doctor appointments, and hobbies is also available to the one in four Americans who tend to ailing parents. "Many of our customers are adult baby boomers who are very busy and want to be able to access the information whenever they need it, whether it's during the business day or the middle of the night," said the cofounder of (Read more caregivers stories.)

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