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Pinpoint the Medical Alert for Your Needs

Use the Senior Home Central exclusive search tool to find the right medical alert for your specific situation. Start selecting ...
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Heart

An Apple Watch Heart Rate Guide for the Heart Bypass Patient

The Apple Watch Heart Rate App can monitor the bypass patient's heart rate and heart rhythm in real-time continuous mode ...
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How Do Automatic Pill Dispensers Work?

How Do Automatic Pill Dispensers Work?

Using an automated pill dispenser, caregivers free up the time it takes to obtain, sort, organize and chart their patient's ...
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Best Activities of Daily Living Devices for Seniors

The best devices and products for dressing, eating and washing ...
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Best shower chair or bench for seniors

Best Shower Chairs for Seniors

The best shower chairs include a simple seat, one with arms, one with a back and arms, and a bench ...
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Which type of shower chair is best for seniors?

What Kind of Shower Chair Works Best for Seniors?

Sometimes just standing is hard to do. It can cause back pain and leg aches. You should not put a ...
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Respiratory health

Breathing Health

Specific and actionable methods to deal with memory using reminders and strategies ...
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Memory help

Memory Health for Independent Seniors

Specific and actionable methods to deal with memory using reminders and strategies ...
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Best Emotional Assistance Products

Best Emotional Assistance Products

Best products to help seniors with anxiety, depression, loneliness, and other emotional needs ...
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Best weighted blanket for seniors

The Best Weighted Blanket for Seniors

The best weighted blanket for seniors is the Mosaic Navy Minky Weighted Blanket in either the "throw" or the "twin" ...
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Best Fall Prevention Books & Info

Best Fall Prevention Books & Info

Books that give you a checklist of why, how and what to change in your home to prevent falling ...
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vision

Vision Assistance for Independent Seniors

How to augment vision and touch to stay in one's home ...
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Sling patient transport

Use a Patient Transfer Device for Standing Assistance

A patient transport is a tall device on wheels that a caretaker uses to move the patient from place to ...
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Toilet Rail Assistance

How a Toilet Rail Helps You Sit and Stand in the Bathroom

A toilet rail is a metal frame surrounding the toilet that gives you stable arms to grasp and use for ...
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Best soft seat stand-assist devices

Best Soft Seat Stand-Assist Devices

The Stand a Roo and the CouchCane are both excellent devices to help you stand up from a soft cushioned ...
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best chair sit stand assist

Best Hard Seat Stand-Assist Devices

I chose the Carex UpLift and the SitnStand devices as the best devices for help sitting down and standing up ...
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How a Couch Assist Helps You Stand Up from a Soft Chair or Couch

A couch assistance device gives you a set of arms to use for leverage when standing up. One type uses ...
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How a Seat Assist Helps You Stand Up from a Hard Chair

One type of gadget helps you to stand up from the couch, or cushioned chair. Another type of gadget helps ...
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How a Lift Chair Helps You Sit Down and Stand Up

When you sit down on a lift chair, you bend your legs less than when sitting on a regular chair ...
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security

Security for Independent Seniors

Cameras, alarms and strategies to stay safe from external threats ...
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hobbies

Hobbies for Independent Seniors

Hobbies can be as simple as taking walks, and are essential to emotional and sometimes physical well-being ...
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activities of daily living

Activities of Daily Living for Independent Seniors

Products and strategies for dressing, eating and getting through your day when limbs and brains are not working at top ...
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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 ...
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best vision help

Best Vision Assistance Devices

The best devices to enhance failing vision ...
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sleeping health

Sleep Health for Independent Seniors

The science and methods of good sleep ...
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hearing

Hearing Devices for Independent Seniors

Gadgets and technology to enhance hearing and clarification ...
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fall prevention & detection

Fall Prevention for Independent Seniors

Falling is the most powerful enemy of independence. Aging in place experts have invented products and home layouts that reduce ...
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emotional health

Emotional Health for Independent Seniors

Specific and actionable methods to deal with loneliness, depression, and self-care ...
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The Tushy Spa Bidet makes it easy to wash after using the toilet

Best Bidets (to Wash and Prevent Falls)

If you dropped chocolate pudding on the floor, would you clean it up with a dry tissue? Of course not! ...
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Best toilet assistance frame

Best Toilet Stand-Assist Devices

I definitely prefer the toilet frame design that sits on the floor, and not the one that sits on the ...
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Best Cordless Vacuums for Seniors 2021

The best cordless vacuums for seniors in 2021 are the Tineco S12 Pure One, the Simplicity S65, and the WOMOW ...
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best cleaning help

Best Cleaning Products

How to find cleaning devices that we can use with arthritis, weakness, and ailments of being older ...
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Senior Home Central Site Map

Every article on Senior Home Central site ...
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mobility

Mobility for Independent Seniors

Learn how to choose canes, crutches, walkers, rollators and scooters that make sense for your specific situation ...
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Caregivers

Caregivers for Independent Seniors

Ways to get help from agencies, volunteers, dedicated groups, and government programs ...
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Health Monitors

Health Monitors for Independent Seniors

You can measure vital signs such as blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate with relatively inexpensive devices available without ...
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cleaning the home

Cleaning for Independent Seniors

How to clean with arthritis and weakness ...
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The Reolink Argus PT is a solar security camera with pan and tilt motions.

This is the Best 100% Wireless Cameras for Seniors

The best 100% wireless camera for seniors is the Reolink Argus PT, because: it uses solar power to run; it ...
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The Tineco Pure One S12 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Best Cordless Vac: Check out this Excellent Cordless Vac for Seniors

The Tineco S12 and S12 Plus beat the pants off Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners. The S12 vacuums are lightweight, solid, ...
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Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner for Seniors

Easily my favorite robot vacuum is the Roborock S5 with built-in mop and amazing carpet results. I have been using ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Best pulse oximeters

Best Pulse Oximeter for COVID-19 & Apnea Monitoring

Low blood oxygen (hypoxemia) is a significant indicator of COVID-19 infection. These pulse oximeters can be your safety net to ...
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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 ...
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Leafy AeroGarden

What You Should Know About Buying Grandma an Indoor Garden

I have found the perfect gift for your grandma. If you've ever had a hard time buying grandma a gift, ...
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Best Tactile Low Vision Bump Dots

Best Tactile Bump Dots

Bump dots and tactile stickers allow you to create landmarks around the house. Put them on oven knobs and TV ...
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Best magnifier floor stand top pick

Best Floor Lamp Vision Magnifier

My favorite magnifier floor lamp is the Brightech Lightview Pro. This is the magnifier that rolls on a wheel stand, ...
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Best TV remote for low vision users.

Best Large Button TV Remotes

You don't need great vision to see the huge buttons on these remote TV controls ...
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Best breathing help

Best Air Cleaners

The Mooka True Hepa+ Air Purifier is the best air purifier for medium size rooms up to 540 sf. This ...
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best health monitors

Best Health Monitors

It's easier than ever to monitor heart health from home. Measure heart rhythm, heart rate, and blood oxygen with high-quality ...
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Recommended Heart Devices

Best Heart Monitors

The Pulsebit-EX scans for multiple arrhythmia patterns. It stores history for two users. It allows you to measure with your ...
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best hearing help

Best Hearing Aids

Bose Hearphones are just like any other earbuds, with one wonderful exception. These earbuds help you to understand conversations ...
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Best Use of Echo show as Medication Reminder

Use the Echo Show as an automated medication reminder device. Program it for as many times per day as you ...
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Best memory aids

Best Memory Aids

We always say we're going to "write it down," but somehow that doesn't seem to happen. Here are hand-picked memory ...
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best security ideas

Best Security Products

Good security is something you hope you never need, but you're grateful if you need it and do have it.  ...
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Best Way to View the Front Door and Control the Lock from Anywhere

An easy way to beef up home security is to install a remote control keyless lock ...
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Best video drop in

Best Video Check-In Device

A caregiver can use Amazon Echo Show to remotely monitor their patient at home ...
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Recommended Patient Transport

Best Patient Transfer Device

If the patient can pull herself up from a sitting position (or use a chair lift to do so) then ...
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Recliner lift chair

Best Recliner Lift Chair

I want to show you my favorite recliner lift chairs, but there's something we have to talk about first. Do ...
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Best Mobility Aids

Mobility devices help you get from Point A to Point B. They include canes, walkers, rollators and scooters. I spent ...
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best not falling help

Best Fall Prevention Products

I spent hours finding the best products to prevent falls in the bathroom and the rest of the house ...
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Recommended companionship products and links

Best Robot Stuffed Doggie to Keep Mom or Dad Company

The best robotic dog to give seniors a sense of love and comfort is the Joy for All  Companion Pet ...
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Recommended Products

Recommended Products

Best products for seniors at home ...
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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 ...
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Is Senior Helpers a legitimate organization?

Is Senior Helpers a Legitimate Organization?

Some Senior Helpers locations have great reputations. Some have terrible reputations. Here's how you choose ...
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Product Reviews & Quizzes

Reviews of products designed to help senior security, health, and independence ...
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MOOSOO headlights

Is the MOOSOO Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Good for Seniors?

The MOOSOO 17KPA works well on floors and carpets, but might have some quality issues ...
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The Tineco A11 Hero Plus Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Is the Tineco A11 Hero Plus a Good Vacuum for Seniors?

The Tineco A11 Hero Plus is a high-quality vacuum clean that's better than a Dyson, but not as good as ...
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The Tineco Pure One S12 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Best Cordless Vac 2020: Yes, the Tineco Pure One S12 the Best Cordless Vacuum of 2020.

The Tineco S12 has the longest battery life and best suction of any cordless vacuum today. It has two motors, ...
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Cordless Stick Vacuum Quiz

Take this quiz to find the best cordless stick vacuum for you or your mom ...
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A mobile medical alert device

Medical Alert Quiz

Find the medical alert that works for you. Create a system to include home coverage with a landline, home coverage ...
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Self-Reliance

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Best Senior Products

Aunt Caroline's best senior products. Gifts for mom, gifts for you ...
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A mobile medical alert device

Read this Simple Medical Alert Guide to Choose the Right One

Learn how to choose a medical alert system. How to get coverage both home and away from home ...
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About Caroline Bogart

Hello. I am Caroline Bogart. I am a programmer, writer, researcher, and web developer. I am obsessed with aging in ...
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About Senior Home Central

Senior Home Central is dedicated to my independent mother, to all the seniors who want to stay independent, and all ...
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Using a home system, you speak through the call box, even if it is as far as 600 ft. away.

The Ultimate Guide to Alert1 Medical Alert Products

This article makes it easy to understand the Alert1 medical emergency alert options and packages. Read this article before choosing ...
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The MobileHelp Mobile Duo Medical Alert

The MobileHelp Mobile Duo medical alert is a discounted package that contains two of MobileHelp's Solo medical alert packages. It ...
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Push the button on the mobile device or the pendant.

The MobileHelp Solo Medical Alert

MobileCommunication PendantSignal PendantSignal WristFall DetectionLocation Detection The MobileHelp Solo is a mobile-only medical alert. It does not have a home ...
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MobileHelp Home Away Duo Medical Alert

The MobileHelp Duo Medical Alert

The MobileHelp Duo medical alert includes both a home base station and a mobile communication device. Both devices give you ...
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MobileHelp Wired Medical Alert

The MobileHelp Wired Medical Alert

Home Call Box Landline Signal Pendant Signal Wrist Fall DetectionThe MobileHelp Wired medical alert system provides emergency coverage in your ...
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MobileHelp Classic Medical Alert

The MobileHelp Classic Medical Alert

Home Call Box Home Cellular Fall Detection Pendant Signal Wrist Signal Medication Reminders The MobileHelp Classic medical alert system provides ...
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Push the button on the base station or the pendant.

The Ultimate Guide to MobileHelp Medical Alert Products

I spent more than a few hours studying the MobileHelp website to understand their medical alert packages. This is not ...
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Alert1 bundle medical alert pendant

The Alert1 On-the-Go and Home Fall Detection Bundle

The Alert1 bundle is a combination of both the home and the away medical alerts. It's in the name: The ...
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The home pendant automatically calls for help if you fall. (Fall detection technology is not yet perfected. Always press the button if you can, to be doubly sure the device calls Alert1 for help.)

The Alert1 Home Fall Detection Medical Alert

The Alert1 Home Fall Detection is a home-only medical alert with fall detection ...
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The home wrist button

The Alert1 Home Medical Alert

Press a button on your pendant or wrist to activate the Alert1 Home Medical Alert System base station device. Talk ...
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The mobile device calls Alert1 over a cellular phone signal that Alert1 provides as part of the package.

The Alert1 Pro On-the-Go Fall Detection Medical Alert

The Alert1 Pro On-the-Go Fall Detection Medical Alert System communicates with Alert1 over a cellular device which is packaged as ...
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Alert1 On the Go Pendant

The Alert1 On-the-Go Medical Alert

The Alert1 On-the-Go is a mobile medical alert system. You wear a mobile pendant that communicates with the Alert1 care ...
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Best vacuum for mom

The Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaner I’d Buy for My Mom

The best cordless vacuum cleaner for senior moms is the Tineco Pure One S12 Standard vacuum cleaner. It's lightweight and ...
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Best vacuum for mom

How to Choose a Cordless Vacuum for Mom

Very few battery-operated vacuums are strong enough to really clean. One manufacturer has found the magic formula ...
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How Senior Home Central Makes Money

Senior Home Central is an Amazon, Clickbank, CJ, Rakouten, and ShareaSale affiliate. We might earn a commission on links you ...
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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, ...
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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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Travel Scooter

7 Things You Need to Know About Traveling with Your Mobility Scooter

You can bring your mobility scooter onto trains, planes, and buses, but there are limits around size, weight, and batteries ...
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Mobility Scooter

What You Ought to Know About Mobility Scooters Before Buying

I need to be off my feet for 6 weeks,, so I dove into mobility scooter world. It turns out ...
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Cooking gadgets to maintain independence

36 Adaptive Kitchen Gadgets You Need to Keep You Independent

How do we continue to cook and eat with arthritis, weakness, tremors, low vision, low hearing, tremors, and forgetfulness? Learn ...
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Protect your hips to protect your way of 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 ...
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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 ...
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Using a home system, you speak through the call box, even if it is as far as 600 ft. away.

The Unbiased Guide to Choosing a Medical Alert System

Learn how a medical alert works, so you can make an informed decision when choosing yours. This is the research ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.

5 Reliable Devices that Help Someone to Stand Up (and one you should never use)

Now we have recliners called "lift chairs" that can transport you from sitting to standing up. We have cushions that ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Instantly drop in on mom

Four Outstanding Ways to Use Alexa for the Elderly

Taking care of Mom or Dad is by far the hardest and most important job we have. But it's hard, ...
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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 ...
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"Free" Elder Care

Is Elder Helpers a Legitimate Organization?

Elder Helpers is a platform that matches volunteers with seniors. It is a great idea that I would endorse, but ...
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Best book reader for seniors needing large print

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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Security for the elderly living alone.

Security for the Elderly Living Alone

The single most effective way to protect an elderly person living alone is to make him or her an undesirable ...
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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 ...
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Floor stand magnifier for reading

What are the Magnifier Choices for Reading?

A hands-free lighted magnifier allows you to hold the book while getting magnification and light for reading. Both floor stand ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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