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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Recommended Health Monitors

Recommended Health Monitors

It's easier than ever to monitor heart health from home. Measure heart rhythm, heart rate, and blood oxygen with high-quality home devices.
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Recommended hearing and seeing aids

Seeing and Hearing Aids

Do you have trouble making out what people are saying? I've always had trouble understanding conversations. I had my hearing checked. That wasn't the issue. Now there's a device just for people like us.
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Recommended memory aids

Recommended 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 aids to remind us to take our meds and pull the boiling water off the stove.
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Recommended Security Products

Recommended Security Products

Good security is something you hope you never need, but you're so grateful if you do.
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Recommended Mobility Products

Recommended Mobility Aids

The part of me that loves exercise wants to avoid mobility devices. The part of me that dislikes pain when I move is very interested in ways to move around without hurting myself. I spent scores of hours reseaching the recommended mobility devices here to help you  narrow down your choices.
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Using a home system, you speak through the call box, even if it is as far as 600 ft. away.

The Ultimate Guide to Alert1 Medical Alert Products

This article makes it easy to understand the Alert1 medical emergency alert options and packages. Read this article before choosing your medical alert system.
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Push the button on the base station or the pendant.

The Ultimate Guide to MobileHelp Medical Alert Products

I spent more than a few hours studying the MobileHelp website to understand their medical alert packages. This is not a eview, it's a guide.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using a home system, you speak through the call box, even if it is as far as 600 ft. away.

The Unbiased Guide to Choosing a Medical Alert System

Learn how a medical alert works, so you can make an informed decision when choosing yours. This is the research I would do for my mom if I were buying her a medical alert service. It's about compliance. If you don't wear the button, you don't really have a medical alert system.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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