Use the Senior Home Central product finder to find the specific medical alert you need. For home alerts, choose a landline or use the service’s cellular signal. For alerts away from home, choose a pendant signal, a pendant with two-way communication, and location detection features.
The Apple Watch Heart Rate App can monitor the bypass patient’s heart rate and heart rhythm in real-time continuous mode. While it’s actually simple to set up, Apple throws silly vocabulary at us that needlessly confuses things. Learn how to set up the Apple Watch with ease so that you can monitor and record the bypass patient’s heart rate and rhythm.
Using an automated pill dispenser, caregivers free up the time it takes to obtain, sort, organize and chart their patient’s pills. Seniors get the convenience of timed medication alerts and the safety of not mixing up their meds, forgetting to take them, or taking too many.
The best shower chairs include a simple seat, one with arms, one with a back and arms, and a bench with a back and one arm.
Sometimes just standing is hard to do. It can cause back pain and leg aches. You should not put a household chair in a shower or tub. It will ruin the chair, and it might be unstable. The bathroom is the last place you want to introduce a falling hazard.
The best weighted blanket for seniors is the Mosaic Navy Minky Weighted Blanket in either the “throw” or the “twin” size. Mosaic is a superior blanket brand, and this blanket is especially soft to the touch. The exterior is super soft and comforting to the touch. The individual weighted squares sewn inside give you the feeling of being hugged.
Books that give you a checklist of why, how and what to change in your home to prevent falling.
A patient transport is a tall device on wheels that a caretaker uses to move the patient from place to place. It takes the place of a wheelchair as it is usually narrower and fits through doorways. In a transport, the patient stays relatively vertical, with a seat and kneepads to lean against. Some transports require that the user have some strength and stability to get onto the device, while others automate the lift with a hydraulic motor and sling.
A toilet rail is a metal frame surrounding the toilet that gives you stable arms to grasp and use for leverage when sitting down on or getting up from the toilet.
The Stand a Roo and the CouchCane are both excellent devices to help you stand up from a soft cushioned seat or couch.
I chose the Carex UpLift and the SitnStand devices as the best devices for help sitting down and standing up from a hard chair.
A couch assistance device gives you a set of arms to use for leverage when standing up. One type uses a loose cushion to hold it into place. Another type installs under a chair or couch leg. Both types give you a stable arm or two to use for leverage when standing up.
One type of gadget helps you to stand up from the couch, or cushioned chair. Another type of gadget helps you stand from a hard chair.
When you sit down on a lift chair, you bend your legs less than when sitting on a regular chair. When you stand up from a lift chair, you need less leg strength than you do getting up from a regular chair. So the lift chair offers both standing and sitting assistance. Lift chairs are also recliners. Some have massage and heat. Some are “wall huggers” that don’t require a ton of room in the back to recline. Some recline to a horizontal position, and some only to about 140 degrees.
Products and strategies for dressing, eating and getting through your day when limbs and brains are not working at top speed.
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.
If you dropped chocolate pudding on the floor, would you clean it up with a dry tissue? Of course not! The best way to clean after going to the toilet is to use water. A bidet is a toilet device that you use to clean yourself after going. Using a bidet isn’t just more hygenic. The shower is a common place for nasty falls. When you remove the shower from the equation, you raise your chances of not falling.
I definitely prefer the toilet frame design that sits on the floor, and not the one that sits on the toilet bowl under the seat. The floor variety is more stable. If you push down harder on one side than the other, the toilet prevents the frame from tilting over. The floor variety is also easier to clean because it’s not literally on the toilet bowl.
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.
What does my dog think of the Tineco S12 Plus cordless vacuum cleaner?
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.
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.
The ultimate grandma gift is this robot pet cat. All the affection, none of the poop or allergies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My favorite magnifier floor lamp is the Brightech Lightview Pro. This is the magnifier that rolls on a wheel stand, has LED lights that don’t get hot, and a magnification factor of 1.75x or 2.25x.
You don’t need great vision to see the huge buttons on these remote TV controls.
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.
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. If you are never going to use the electrical leads, you could use the Pulsebit as a handheld monitor, or get the KardiaMobile, which is an excellent choice as well.
The Neosonic Hearing Amplifier is a unique microphone and remote hearing neck band that amplifies voices and cancels out noise to deliver a clear, crisp voice to the listener.
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.
An easy way to beef up home security is to install a remote control keyless lock.
A caregiver can use Amazon Echo Show to remotely monitor their patient at home.
If the patient can pull herself up from a sitting position (or use a chair lift to do so) then the best budget patient transport is the Lumex Stand Assist. This is the transport device with the cushy built-in seat that moving up to a 400 lb. person relatively easy for the caregiver. If the patient cannot lift herself at all, or if you are picking up a patient on the floor, then the best choice is the Hi-Fortune Patient Lift. It includes the carrying sling, locking casters, and carries 450 lb.
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The best robotic dog to give seniors a sense of love and comfort is the Joy for All Companion Pet Golden Pup. The Golden Pup has been tested at nursing homes where it not only generated smiles, it also enhanced human-to-human conversations. The Golden Pup brightens hearts with its soft coat, and sensors that respond to human touch. If you listen very carefully you can actually hear its little doggie heartbeat.
The Pure ONE S12 from Tineco is the best battery-powered upright vacuum for carpeted stairs and floors. The Roborock S5 is the best robot vacuum for floors and carpets.
Some Senior Helpers locations have great reputations. Some have terrible reputations. Here’s how you choose.
Learn how to choose a medical alert system. How to get coverage both home and away from home.
This article makes it easy to understand the Alert1 medical emergency alert options and packages. Read this article before choosing your medical alert system.
Let’s fix the fact that MobileHelp choices seem so complicated. The choices boil down to just a few key differences. Once you know what they are, it’s easier to choose a medical alert.
Choose MobileHelp medical alert coverage at home, away from home, or both. Choose a landline or cell connection at home. Choose a wearable button and pocket communicator, or a wearable communicator for mobile coverage. Add fall detection to any package, and location tracking to any mobile medical alert.
Very few battery-operated vacuums are strong enough to really clean. One manufacturer has found the magic formula.
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?
Answer these questions to find a rollator that matches your needs.
You can bring your mobility scooter onto trains, planes, and buses, but there are limits around size, weight, and batteries.
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.
How do we continue to cook and eat with arthritis, weakness, tremors, low vision, low hearing, tremors, and forgetfulness? Learn more…
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.
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.