how to choose a pulse oximeter

How to Buy a Pulse Oximeter

A good pulse oximeter has a Perfusion Index (PI) and an OLED display with large numbers. The PI indicates if you're getting a bad reading but the pulse is weak. The OLED display is bright and easy to see.
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The unit sits around the neck. The control is on the right. The buds go in the ears.

Enhance Conversations with Bose Hearphones

Bose Hearphones use noise suppression and selective frequency amplification to clarify conversations. They are not "hearing aids." They help you to hear conversations.
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Prevent hospital stays by preventing falling

How to Prevent Falls

Do balance, strength, and posture exercises to keep yourself strong and upright. De-clutter your home to avoid tripping. Re-arrange furniture to make wide paths.
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Do Bed Exit Alarms Prevent Falls?

Do Bed Alarms Prevent Falls?

A bed alarm alerts a caregiver when the patient is getting up from bed, chair, or the toilet. Bed alarms prevent falls by calling the caregiver to intervene. I call the Bed Alarm the "Mom needs help but refuses to ask for it alarm."
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Floor stand magnifier for reading

What is the Best Magnifier for Reading Books?

The best magnifier has significant magnification, good lighting, and let's you read hands-free. Both floor stand and desktop magnifiers work for reading.
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Microwave bump dots

What are Tactile, Low-Vision, Non-Optical Devices?

Tactile devices allow you to use your sense of touch to landmark where you are. For example, "bump dots" are small pieces of plastic you attach to the phone, oven, or similar device. You put the dots on dial settings. Then use your sense of touch to turn the dial to the desired setting. 
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Senior checking AFib at home

How Can Seniors Check for AFib at Home?

To check your AFib at home, get an over-the-counter ECG (electrocardiogram), also known as a "home heart monitor."
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Senior cat allergies

What is the Best Allergy Device for Seniors? Part I: Air Cleaners

For airborne allergens, the best allergy device is a HEPA air purifier. The best air purifier will be the one that not only cleans the air, but also has the sense not to wake us up at night with lights and noise.
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iPad 12.9 inch "reading now"

The Best Book Reader for Seniors Needing Large Print

I found two outstanding book readers for older eyes and shorter patience. Their fonts are big and they are simple to operate.
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Blue weighted blanket

Should Seniors Use Weighted Blankets?

Weighted blankets are safe. They help reduce anxiety. They can create a calm, peaceful feeling. Seniors can safely use weighted blankets. Use a lighter version if the user is weaker than normal.
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10 Aging in Place Home Modifications to Keep You Safe

10 Simple Aging in Place Ideas to Keep You Safe (with Pictures!)

Grab bars, entrance ramps, removing rugs, moving the bedroom, stair lifts, elevators, shower seats, better lighting, pullout shelves and comfort height toilets.
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How Senior Home Central Earns Income

6 Ways for Seniors to Conquer Loneliness and Feel Connected

Learn how to have a pet without bringing an animal into the house. If you're in Florida, you can rent a grandkid. Learn three ways to make friends while volunteering.
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Adjustable Bed

Why I Am Buying an Adjustable Bed (Plus a Bonus GERD Remedy!)

Adjustable beds are good at relieving pain, swelling, snoring, and arthritis. Propping up your head and legs in different combinations and heights relieves pressure and discomfort. That relief helps you sleep.
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how preventing a hip fracture can save your life

How Preventing a Hip Fracture Can Save Your Life

I didn't realize how close we were to the end when yet another fall resulted in my aunt's broken hip. That hip fracture was the beginning of the end.
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RabbitAir filters

Are Certified Vacuums & Air Cleaners Better for Seniors? Part II

I can smell dog fur when I vacuum the carpet. This means my vacuum cleaner is sucking in dog fur, and then shooting some of it back into the air! I am a senior citizen. Vacuuming is too much work to put up with this mess. Should I get a certified vacuum cleaner and a certified air cleaner?
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High risk seniors should watch for hypoxia.

Should Seniors Go to the Hospital with COVID-19 Symptoms?

If you are a senior with certain illnesses, Dr. Reisinger advises you to consider getting a pulse oximeter to test yourself for hypoxia. Seniors in the higher-risk group who have hypoxia and a fever should probably go to the Emergency Room.
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Can I Use a Pulse Oximeter to Check for COVID-19?

Can I Use a Pulse Oximeter to Check for COVID-19?

Yes, you can and you should use a pulse oximeter to check for COVID-19 symptoms, according to Doctors Christy Reisinger and Richard Levitan. Both doctors treat COVID-19 patients. They both report that low blood oxygen is a seen in most if not all patients infected with COVID-19.
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Which thermometer is the most accurate?

Which is the Most Accurate Thermometer I Can Buy?

A tympanic type, a digital type, and certain forehead scanner thermometers are all accurate. The differences among them are speed and comfort. They are all accurate to within 2/100ths of a degree.
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Grandma Gifts

Grandma Gift Finder

The ultimate grandma gift is this robot pet cat. All the affection, none of the poop or allergies.
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Large print bible

The Giant List of Large Print Bibles for Low Sight Seniors

This is probably the largest list of large print bibles ever collected. All bibles in this list use large type to make them easier to read. Choose from hundreds of bible versions.
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What to look for in vacuums for seniors

What to Look for in Vacuums for Seniors

The Pure ONE S12  from Tineco is the best battery-powered upright vacuum for carpeted stairs and floors. The Roborock S5 is the best robot vacuum for floors and carpets.
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How Do I Choose a Rollator?

How to Choose a Rollator

Answer these questions to find a rollator that matches your needs.
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Use a dressing stick to take off socks

Simple Devices to Help You with Pants, Shoes & Socks (pics)

Get sock, shoe and pants help using the Miracle Dressing Aid™, the Give Me a Hand, the dressing stick, the Soxon, the Sock-Assist, Velcro strap shoes, and the Shoe and Boot Valet Dressing Aid.
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Senior phone check in service

What is a Senior Daily Check-In Service?

A senior daily check-in service calls a senior every day at a certain time. If the senior does not answer after several tries, the service notifies the designated caregivers. With many services, if the caregivers do not respond, the service calls the police to ask for a welfare check on the senior.
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As you stand up, the Seat Assist offers a gentle push. Reverse these pictures for how to use the Seat Assist to sit down.

6 Reliable Devices that Help Someone to Stand Up

Do you have trouble getting to a standing or sitting position? Is an upcoming surgery prompting you to setup  bedroom on the first floor? A Lift Chair Recliner is a comfy recliner on steroids, ready to assist you in every area. Or use simpler devices that help with sitting standing, such as a Seat Assist, a Stand Assist, a Transport Stand Assist, a Toilet Safety Rail, and a Transfer Pole.
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