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Health

Respiratory health

Breathing Health

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

Hearing Devices for Independent Seniors

Gadgets and technology to enhance hearing and clarification ...
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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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sleeping health

Sleep Health for Independent Seniors

The science and methods of good sleep ...
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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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Breathing Health

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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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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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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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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Fall Prevention

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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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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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 Mom from Falling

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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Emotional Health

Senior Companion volunteer and client at Catholic Charities

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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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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Health Monitors

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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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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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, ...
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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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Hearing Health

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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Memory Health

Red light therapy for dementia: woman and man

Red Light Therapy for Dementia

Red Light Therapy (RLT) is the use of light for health. Several published studies show that RLT improves mood, memory, ...
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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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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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Sleep Health

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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Vision Health

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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Best Senior Products

Grandma Gifts
The ultimate grandma gift is this robot pet cat. All the affection, none of the poop or allergies ...
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best vision help
The best devices to enhance failing vision ...
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best security ideas
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 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 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 hearing help
The Neosonic Hearing Amplifier is a unique microphone and remote hearing neck band that amplifies voices and cancels out noise ...
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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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best not falling help
I spent hours finding the best products to prevent falls in the bathroom and the rest of the house ...
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Best Emotional Assistance Products
Best products to help seniors with anxiety, depression, loneliness, and other emotional needs ...
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best cleaning help
How to find cleaning devices that we can use with arthritis, weakness, and ailments of being older ...
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Best activities of daily living products
The best devices and products for dressing, eating and washing ...
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