Independence

Activities of Daily Living

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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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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Caregivers

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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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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"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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Cleaning

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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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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Mobility

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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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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Security

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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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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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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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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