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Mobility

Mobility

How to move around when the body doesn't want to: scooters, canes, crutches, rollators, and patient transports.
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Caregivers

Caregivers

Monitor heart, oxygen, blood pressure at home.
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Health Monitors

Health Monitors

Monitor heart, oxygen, blood pressure at home.
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Cleaning

Cleaning

How to clean with arthritis and weakness.
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Senior Vision

Vision

How to prevent eyesight loss, and products that can help when vision is bad.
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Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Falling is the fastest path to the nursing home. Preventing falling is probably the most important thing you can do to stay in your own him.
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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 does not require you pull it down for recharging every four to 12 months; you can move the lens around (pan and tilt); it connects to your 2.4 GHz home Wifi signal; it has a built-in spotlight; it stores videos to an internal memory card; it allows you to replace its siren alarm with a recorded voice message.
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The Tineco Pure One S12 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

The Best Cordless Vacuum for Seniors

The Tineco S12 and S12 Plus beat the pants off Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners. The S12 vacuums are lightweight, solid, and suck the fur right out of the carpet.
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The mop slides into place

The 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 the S5 for over a year. I am still thrilled with its cleaning ability and navigation sense.
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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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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 and comfort. They are all accurate to within 2/100ths of a degree.
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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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Recommended Pulse Oximeters for COVID-19 and Sleep Apnea

Recommended Pulse Oximeters 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 monitor for infection. If oxygen gets low, consider seeking medical help. This is even more important if you have a fever.
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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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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, I have great news for you. An indoor gardening kit is an amazing gift for any grandmother who enjoys salad. The kits you can buy today are so easy to use. Depending on the model, you can grow up to 24 heads of lettuce at once! Leafy greens are incredibly good for bone health. Fresh vegetables are so much healthier than older heads shipped in from out of state. Buy your grandma an indoor veggie garden kit. It's fun, healthy, and delicious.
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Best Tactile Low Vision Bump Dots

Recommended Tactile Bump Dots

Bump dots and tactile stickers allow you to create landmarks around the house. Put them on oven knobs and TV remotes to mark specific settings. Here are some of the best bump dots and tactile stickers we've found.
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/ / Vision
Best magnifier floor stand top pick

Recommended Vision Magnifiers

Most of us struggle with vision as we get older. We buy readers and magnifying glasses just to read the mail. I hand picked these magnfying devices to help enlarge what we need to see as conveniently as possible.
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/ / Vision
Recommended eReaders for Seniors with Low Vision Needing Large Print

Recommended Electronic Book Readers

Seniors needing large print to read can use an electronic reader to adjust the font to a larger size. This can eliminate the need for glasses and magnifiers.
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Best TV remote for low vision users.

Recommended Large Button TV Remotes

You don't need great vision to see the huge buttons on these remote TV controls.
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Mooka True Hepa+ cleans cooking odors

Recommended Air Cleaner

The Mooka True Hepa+ Air Purifier is the best air purifier for medium size rooms up to 540 sf. This is the air purifier that eliminates viruses, bacteria, pollen, pet dander, pet allergens, mold, smoke, and odors.
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Recommended Health Monitors

Recommended Health Monitors

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

Recommended Heart Monitor

The Pulsebit-EX scans for multiple arrhythmia patterns. It stores history for two users. It allows you to measure with your palms or with double leads. Use email or download/print to share reports with your doctor. The software is very detailed and is free.
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Recommended hearing and seeing aids

Seeing and Hearing Aids

Do you have trouble making out what people are saying? I've always had trouble understanding conversations. I had my hearing checked. That wasn't the issue. Now there's a device just for people like us.
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Recommended conversation hearing aid

Recommended Hearing Enhancement Devices

Bose Hearphones are just like any other earbuds, with one wonderful exception. These earbuds help you to understand conversations.
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Recommended Pill Caddy

Recommended Medication Reminder Devices

Use the Echo Show as an automated medication reminder device. Program it for as many times per day as you need. Get a pill caddy to keep each set of pills ready.
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/ / Memory Aids
Recommended memory aids

Recommended 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 aids to remind us to take our meds and pull the boiling water off the stove.
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Recommended Security Products

Recommended Security Products

Good security is something you hope you never need, but you're so grateful if you do.
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Recommended remote lock

Recommended Remote Control Keyless Lock

An easy way to beef up home security is to install a remote control keyless lock.
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Use the Echo Show as a medication reminder

Recommended Remote 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

Recommended Patient Transfer Device

A patient transport device gives your caregiver a relatively simply way to move you from room to room. A well-designed patient transport gives you a solid feeling of stability and safety.
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Recommended Lift Chair

Recommended Lift Assist Recliner

The Pulaski Montreal Piedra is the top pick for a combination recliner and chair lift device. This chair helps you to stand and to sit by lifting up and forward, and then down and back. This is the lift chair with the battery backup but sells at the price of a chair without one.
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Recommended chair assistance devices

Recommended Couch and Chair Stand/Sit Assistance Devices

Getting up and sitting down can be difficult if your knees or back are hurting. Chair lift devices give you the ability to sit and stand with less effort.
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Recommended Mobility Products

Recommended Mobility Aids

The part of me that loves exercise wants to avoid mobility devices. The part of me that dislikes pain when I move is very interested in ways to move around without hurting myself. I spent scores of hours reseaching the recommended mobility devices here to help you  narrow down your choices.
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Fall Prevention

Recommended 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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Emotional Comfort

Recommended Emotional Comfort Products

Recommended emotional comfort for seniors living at home.
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/ / Emotional Health
Recommended Products

Recommended Products

Best products for seniors at home
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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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MOOSOO headlights

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 Tineco's latest model the S12.
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The Tineco Pure One S12 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

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, yet is light and balanced for comfort.. This puppy blows Dyson out of the water.
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Cordless stick vacuum quiz

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

Quizzes

Find the exact right product for your needs using our customized quizzes.
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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 with cellular, mobile coverage with a pendant, mobile coverage with a watch, and fall detection.
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Independence

Independence

Ideas and products to help you stay in your own home.
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Recommended Products

Best Senior Products

Aunt Caroline's best senior products. Gifts for mom, gifts for you.
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Health

Health

Senior Home Central health articles
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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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Terms and Conditions

This Terms and Conditions page defines your use of our the website Senior Home Central located at seniorhomecentral.com.
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Privacy Policy

Our website address is: https://seniorhomecentral.com. Senior Home Central is a business owned and operated in the United States of America. We can be reached at seniorhomeguide at gmail dot com.
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Caroline Bogart

About Caroline Bogart

Hello. I am Caroline Bogart. I am a programmer, writer, researcher, and web developer. I am obsessed with aging in place and avoiding fatal falls.
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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 the children who want to help them.
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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 your medical alert system.
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A pendant button and the mobile devices it activates

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 comes with two mobile medical alert and two pendant buttons. It does not include a base station for home use. You have coverage at home so long as you carry the pendant or mobile device with you.
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Push the button on the mobile device or the pendant.

The MobileHelp Solo Medical Alert

Mobile
  • Communication Pendant
  • Signal Pendant
  • Signal Wrist
  • Fall Detection
  • Location Detection
The MobileHelp Solo is a mobile-only medical alert. It does not have a home base station.
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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 two-way communication with MobileHelp's care center.
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MobileHelp Wired Medical Alert

The MobileHelp Wired Medical Alert

Home
  • Call Box
  • Landline
  • Signal Pendant
  • Signal Wrist
  • Fall Detection
  • The MobileHelp Wired medical alert system provides emergency coverage in your home.
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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 emergency coverage in your home.
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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 a eview, it's a guide.
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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 Alert1 On-the-Go and Home Fall Detection Bundle.
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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 with an operator from as far as 600 ft. away.
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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 a pendant.
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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 center.
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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 is amazing at picking up carpet dirt.
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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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    Earn money

    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 click at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!
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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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    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 that answering some basic questions greatly helps narrow down your best mobility scooter choices.
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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 more...
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    Patients often decline after a hip fracture.

    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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    / / Fall Prevention, Guide
    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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    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 I would do for my mom if I were buying her a medical alert service. It's about compliance. If you don't wear the button, you don't really have a medical alert system.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Instantly drop in on mom

    Four Outstanding Ways to Use Alexa for the Elderly

    Use Alexa as an instant video check in tool, a medication reminder, a home security tool, and a hands-free way to call 9-1-1.
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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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    "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 something seems to have gone wrong.
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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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    / / Guide, Vision
    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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    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 target. The best break-in is the one that never happens.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    / / Hearing