“Just knowing that Facebook and Pinterest have information for caregivers, or a group,” can help stressed-out, time-limited caregivers find support, Ms. Dowd-Foley said.

Blogs such as “Dementia Diaries: A Journey with Dementia,” can let people know that they’re not alone in their struggles.

YouTube isn’t just for cat videos and comedy re-runs, either. Channels such as Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care series on dementia or UCLA Health’s presentations on caregiving and dementia also provide guidance that is easy for caregivers to access.

Ms. Dowd-Foley said that online forums “give people a place to get some tips and ideas. But we discourage people from taking medical or legal advice.”

Tools to manage the appointments, medications, insurance information and other necessary details of caregiving can be found online and in smartphone apps too, such as CareZone, a caregiving organizing app.

Scheduling can be shared on a Google Calendar or websites including Lotsa Helping Hands and VolunteerSignup.

Ms. Dowd-Foley said that relaxation, meditation or music apps can relieve stress for the caregiver and help calm a person with dementia who is receiving care.

“It gets people thinking a little differently about finding ways to support themselves,” she said about the agencies’ digital technology and caregiving presentation.

Ms. Edelstein, at Sutton Senior Center, said that both seniors and family caregivers enjoy the center’s Facebook page, which features photos of activities and informative events. “They’re showing these things to their kids, and they love it,” she said.

“The tough thing we see around here is limited family involvement,” she said. “Either the kids are working or they live far away.”

The Senior Center is looking to hop on another technology tool soon, to help seniors with transportation: the ride-sharing app Uber.

“This program is designed for people who don’t have smartphones,” said Clarke Alderman, Senior Center outreach director.

Through Uber’s Safe Rides program, billing and ride requests would be handled through the Senior Center, so seniors wouldn’t have to have a smartphone or set up an online credit card account. Ms. Edelstein said she hoped to get the program started by fall.

The Sutton Senior Center is served by the South Central Massachusetts Elderbus, but the schedule is limited and doesn’t go to Milford Regional Medical Center, where some seniors receive health care, according to Ms. Edelstein.

Dr. Lawrence Garber, director of informatics and an internal medicine physician at Reliant Medical Group in Worcester, said Reliant has been encouraging patients for years to sign up for MyChart, its patient portal to integrated electronic health records. MyChart is an Epic Systems software product.

Approximately 40 percent to 50 percent of patients have signed up, and 5 to 10 percent of Reliant’s elderly patients have assigned proxy access to a caregiver, which allows them to see everything in the chart, get alerts when there are new results, set up appointments and ask questions.

“They love it,” Dr. Garber said. “They’re actively engaged in sending messages. It’s convenient.”

Reliant “has tried to make this one-stop shopping,” according to Dr. Garber, so patients and proxy caregivers can get all their electronic health information in one place.

Dr. Garber said Reliant is working on turning on video visits in a secure way that complies with federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requirements.

They’re also looking at extending online health monitoring from the current group of high-risk patients with high blood pressure, to patients with congestive heart failure. Not only can blood pressure measurements be sent electronically, but also patients’ weight can be sent by internet-connected scales.

The Massachusetts eHealth Initiative commissioned the report in its role as the state’s point agency for the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative, a public-private partnership that aims to accelerate the competitiveness of the state’s digital health care cluster, according to a news release accompanying the survey.

Laurance Stuntz, MeHI director, said in a statement: “This research is the foundation for a statewide conversation around the role that technology can play in a major health and economic challenge for Massachusetts: helping improve the lives of caregivers.”