Senior Home Central: Safely Age at Home

What is the Best Allergy Device for Seniors? Part I: Air Cleaners

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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How Can Seniors Check for 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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What are Tactile, Low-Vision, Non-Optical Devices?

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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What are the Magnifier Choices 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 and desktop lighted magnifiers help, which one is best depends on where you are doing your reading. You can also use reading glasses, various types of hand-held magnifiers, and digital magnifiers. Finally, you can use a computer tablet with a large display, and use the font accessbility feature to make the book easier to see.
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Do Bed 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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How to Prevent Mom from 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 to make wide paths.
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Enhance Conversations with Bose Hearphones

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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