Looking to make the most of my next year of unemployment

Videoing the Elderly for email to an out of state family members a new business venture. Adding it to an Access only website in the future. Limited funds but I love going middle of the road with equipment prices.

Need a recomendation on a card delivery video/camera. Hey, the I phone works but guess my ego is a little bigger.

Is a DSLR camera a great way to go?

I would need an editing system as well, any suggestions