Plantar Fasciitis? Fallen Arches? Tired, Achy Feet? How to Find the Right Orthotic Insert

senior man shopping for the best insoles for his plantar fasciitis

Anyone that has flat feet, plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, or just tired and achy feet may benefit from orthotic inserts. If you’ve never heard of them, or if you’d like to know more about the benefits they can offer you, my buying guide can help. Additionally, I’ve also rounded up several high-quality orthotic inserts and reviewed them so you can get a good idea of …

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Sleeping Chairs for the Elderly (When a Bed Just Won’t Do)

Happy Elderly man in eighties laughing in leather recliner

  Although sleeping in a bed is the norm for most of us, it’s just not possible for some people. Whether it is because they are elderly, have back pain, or suffer from a condition such as sleep apnea, there are many people who prefer to sleep in recliner chairs. Some might even just like to sleep in a recliner chair because they think it’s …

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Toenail Clippers for the Elderly for Safe Senior Foot Care

Old age restricts many elderly people from being able to do simple activities of daily living which we tend to take for granted in our young days. One such activity is personal grooming and hygiene, specifically in terms of clipping toenails. In their advanced years, many seniors find it difficult to handle small tools like toenail clippers in their hands and fingers due to arthritis …

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Is Coffee Safe for Seniors? A Debate You Need to Understand

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Many people enjoy a daily coffee or two, but for many coffee lovers, there’s always that nagging suggestion that their favorite brew might not be so good for their health. When we are younger, we tend to dismiss health concerns such as this, but as we become more advanced in years, we begin to think about taking more care of our bodies. At this point …

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Best Electric Cooker for Elderly: Using Pressure Cookers, Slow Cookers, and More to Improve Safety in the Kitchen

funny elderly lady hiding in the kitchen with rolling pin in hand.

Electric cookers are one of my favorite kitchen innovations. They make meals easy and tasty, and also allow you to make pretty large batches of your favorite dishes at a time. They don’t require constant attention or engagement, and you get a huge variety of delicious meals with this kitchen tool. The best electric cooker for elderly people will have some added safety and ease …

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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 for having an enjoyable and livable daily life, as well as in terms of senior home safety. Hearing the smoke detector or the telephone can save lives. However, many seniors cannot …

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The Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners for Elderly People and Seniors

senior man using a lightweight vacuum cleaner

Keeping a clean house isn’t just important to many elderly people, it is mandatory. They grew up in a generation where women were judged based on the cleanliness of their home. Right or wrong, it’s a fact. However, as they age, become weaker, and even begin to lose mobility, it seems that housekeeping becomes harder and harder. This often leads to a sense of failure …

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Easy to Use Alarm Clocks That are Simple, Easy to Set, and Loud!

simple alarm clocks for seniors

Personally, I think it’s a shame that seniors and elderly even need to use alarm clocks. But, it is a reality many working seniors face. More and more senior citizens continue to work well into their golden years. So, unfortunately, an alarm clock may still be needed. This means that simple alarm clocks for the elderly and seniors are becoming very important. Other features like …

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