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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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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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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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Fall Prevention

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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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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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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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 to hear conversations.
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Heart Health

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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Respiratory Health

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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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 and heights relieves pressure and discomfort. That relief helps you sleep.
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Vision Health

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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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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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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About Caroline Bogart

Hello. My name is Caroline Bogart. I am a programmer, writer, and web developer. I build free websites for animal rescues. I was once featured in the Boston Globe. I am obssessed ways to avoid falling, saying mobile, and aging in place.

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