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Simple Radios for the Elderly and Seniors with Dementia, Alzheimer’s or Arthritis

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Listening to music, especially the familiar oldies station, is one of life’s simple pleasures for many seniors. This is especially true for people who live by themselves or are unable to leave their home to socialize due to issues like limited mobility or vision. In such cases, the good ol’ radio becomes not only a source […]

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Best Kitchen Utensils for Arthritic Hands: Reducing Pain and Injuries at the Same Time

best utensils for arthritic hands

Arthritis makes life more difficult. It causes pain and swelling. It even makes the affected parts of your body difficult to move. That’s why, when you have arthritis, you need to find every option you can to make your life easier. The joints in the hands are particularly prone to arthritis. This keeps you from performing everyday tasks such as cooking. Arthritis even makes it difficult to eat. You don’t want that. As you get older, you need to focus on maintaining your independence in every way. If you have trouble cooking or eating because of arthritis, there are a number of options that can help. Here are some ideas for the best kitchen utensils for arthritic hands.

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The 15 Best Apps for Seniors and the Elderly

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Elderly people are rapidly turning to new technology to help them with many activities in their daily lives. And, software developers have realized this. They are now creating more smartphone and tablet apps that are targeted at engaging the elderly in a fun and convenient manner. Several apps do the job of keeping the seniors busy. […]

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Jar Openers for Arthritic Hands: Helpful Kitchen Aids for Seniors

best jar openers for arthritic hands

Even the simplest tasks can become more difficult as you age. Problems such as arthritis often makes even the most easy tasks painful. Or even impossible. If you have trouble opening jars because of arthritis, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. At first. That is, until you realize that it makes you less independent. Difficulty opening jars affects what foods you cook, how you care for pets and even limits your favorite treats. The best way to avoid this problem is to know about the kitchen aids that are made to help with this. For example, electric and manual jar openers for arthritic hands do this work for you. It is also important to know how to choose the best one for you or a loved one.

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Best Shoes for Elderly to Prevent Falls & Improve Safety in Walking

best shoes for elderly to prevent falls

As people get older, their bones and muscles weaken. This often makes it difficult for them to keep their balance while walking. Other factors affect walking in seniors. A few examples are arthritis, the reduced ability to focus on multiple activities at the same time, and even blurred vision. Unfortunately, these problems can result in falls. Falls which lead to injuries many of which are serious and life-threatening.

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Transport Chair vs Wheelchair: Which One Do You Really Need?

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Unfortunately, as we get older our physical abilities change. This results in a decline in our ability to walk long distances. Sometimes, a wheelchair becomes necessary for day to day mobility. There are a number of options these days for seniors who need to rely on wheeled mobility products for daily mobility. This is good news […]

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The Best Walking Canes for Men: Stronger, Sturdier, and Stylish

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Buying a new walking cane can seem like a fairly simple proposition. After all, it is a pretty basic walking aid. Then, you look online and find that there are many options out there. And, they’re all designed for different needs and preferences. When choosing the best walking canes for men, there are a number of […]

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Walking Canes vs Walking Sticks: Is There Really a Difference

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After a certain age, or perhaps after a fall or an injury, walking without assistance ebecomes difficult. Elderly people may notice that after walking about for a while, they feel a bit weak or insecure. They may need something to rest on. It may be time to get a walking aid such as a walking cane or a walking stick. But, do you really know the difference between the two? Read on and find out.

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Toenail Clippers for the Elderly for Safe Senior Foot Care

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Old age restricts many elderly people from being able to do simple activities of daily living which we take for granted in our young days. One such activity is personal grooming, and specifically, clipping toenails. In their advanced years, many seniors find it difficult to handle small tools like toenail clipp in their hands and fingers. However, there are many special toenail clippers that are now available which the eldery can easily use for taking care of their personal foot hygiene. In this post, we will learn more about buying toenail clippers for the elderly for safe, independent foot care.

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Fun and Simple Card Games for Seniors

fun simple card games for seniors and elderly

Almost everyone likes to play card games. But everyone likes to win! No matter how non-competitive people tell you they are, get them playing some kind of game and suddenly they’re determined to win. For seniors who have arthritis, mobility concerns, or just aren’t interested in certain types of games, playing cards is a fun and challenging option. Here are some fun and simple card games for seniors.

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4 Prong Quad Canes: The Best Walking Cane for Stability and Balance

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The first sign of mobility problems for seniors is usually a loss of balance or stability while walking. This often shows up as seniors holding onto furniture or walls while walking through the house. Walking aids like canes are really helpful for this group of elderly people by providing the support and balance they need. But, not all canes are the same. So, what is the best walking cane for stability and balance? Read on for different options and my recommendations.

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Choosing a Safe Step Stool for Seniors: Which is Best?

safe step stool for seniors

I once walked in to my grandmother’s house to a frightful sight. She was standing on a dining room chair cleaning her ceiling fan. Obviously with senior falls being so dangerous I made her get down immediately. Keeping a senior or elder safe at home sometimes means getting them the right tools for the job. Like […]

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Lightweight Cookware for the Elderly and Seniors

lightweight cookware for elderly and seniors

Having the right kitchen tools is an important part of kitchen safety for seniors and the elderly. Most seniors want to remain as independent as possible. And, this includes being able to cook for themselves. Sometimes, the pain and swelling of arthritis prevents this. Heavy pots and pans become difficult, or even painful, to lift and grip. But, choosing lightweight cookware for the elderly with arthritis may restore kitchen independence – and reduce arthritic pain. Here’s how.

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5 Simple Alarm Clocks for Elderly and Seniors

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Personally, I think it’s a shame that seniors and elderly even need to use alarm clocks. But, it is a reality. More and more senior citizens continue to work well into their golden years. So, unfortunately, an alarm clock may still be needed. Simple alarm clocks for elderly and seniors are becoming very important. Of […]

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Where to Buy a Walker for Elderly: 5 Different Options to Consider

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Buying durable medical equipment is an unknown process to most. Whether you are buying for yourself or a loved one, you want to get the right equipment. After all, the goal here is to improve quality of life. Many people though don’t know where to buy a walker for elderly loved ones. But, don’t worry. I am going to walk you through all of your options. And, I am going to give you the pros and cons for each.

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Walking Canes with Lights – A Safer Option?

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Walking canes are easily the most common mobility aid that you will see. I know that I hear people daily looking for canes at the medical equipment store where I work. But, did you know that there are a lot more options to consider besides a plain jane cane? For example, walking canes with lights built in to them are a unique option. This type of walking aid offers additional safety and security. These are especially helpful for seniors who are out at night. Keep reading to learn more about them and which ones I recommend.

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Cheap(er) Hearing Aid Alternatives that Actually Work

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Let me state the obvious. Hearing aids are expensive. Learning that Medicare and other insurers do not pay for hearing aids is frustrating. Why is age-related hearing loss not considered a medical condition? It is important to daily life to be able to hear for senior home safety. Hearing the smoke detector or the telephone saves lives. Many seniors though cannot afford to pay for a hearing aid and try personal sound amplifiers first. Here are some more affordable, low-cost, and cheap hearing aid alternatives to help you hear better.

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Does Medicare Pay for Hearing Aids?

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Some of my patients have told me that the loss of their hearing was actually worse than their loss of mobility. Not hearing family and friends talking, their grandchildren laughing, or even able to hear the news on TV is isolating. It increases the feelings of loneliness and created embarrassment. Many seniors go to Medicare to help with equipment like this. But, does Medicare pay for hearing aids? I’m afraid I have bad news…. Read on to learn what to do about it.

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Large Print Coloring Books for Seniors

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It is no secret that adult coloring books have become a “thing.” Coloring is no longer considered a childish activity only for little kids. The internet is filled with articles about the benefits of coloring for adults. Many of these same benefits apply to seniors and elders as well. But, their needs are different due to failing eye sight or hand control. Large print coloring books for seniors, for example, help elders get the benefits of coloring.

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Does Medicare Pay for Walking Canes?

Does medicare pay for walking canes

Since I work at a durable medical equipment supply company, I get questions like this all the time. Especially on entry level equipment like canes and walkers. Many seniors and their families are not aware of Medicare coverage criteria. And… Medicare doesn’t make it easy to figure out sometimes. So, does Medicare pay for walking canes? Yes, they do. Read on to find out how it works and the full process for getting a walking cane covered by Medicare.

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