senior woman living alone sitting on couch

16 Must-Have Products for Elderly People Living Alone

Many seniors find themselves living alone for a variety of reasons. Even alone, most prefer to stay in their own home as long as possible. Fortunately there are gadgets and products for elderly people who live alone that can help make daily life easier. Here are my favorites!

smiling elderly parents

11 Technology Options for Monitoring Elderly Parents Remotely

Many elderly people are still capable of living alone but they might just need a little help. Learn how to use technology to check in on your parents without being obtrusive. I’ve also included a guide on how to have the conversation with your parents about these monitoring options.

man moving wheelchair in his accessible home

Home Modifications for Wheelchair Users: Quick Wins!

Improving the accessibility of an existing home often requires remodeling and a large budget. But, there are smaller, easier home modifications for wheelchair users that can make a big difference. Use these tips and suggestions for your own quick wins!

senior woman who fell down is using a medical alert watch to get help

5 Best Medical Alert Watches For Seniors [Fall Alert Watches]

Medical alert devices help seniors when they are alone and have fallen or are having a medical emergency. Medical alert watches are popular because they are easy to wear and discreet too. Here are the best medical alert watches for seniors who live alone.

elderly woman getting up from her tall toilet

Ultimate Guide to Tall Toilets for the Elderly (Plus 6 Cheaper and Easier Alternatives)

Tall toilets have seats that are 16″ to 20″ from the floor to help elderly people get off the toilet easier. Before buying a new toilet, know how much space you have, how tall you need it to be, what style of bowl you prefer, the flushing system needed, and what your price range is.
Some easier and cheaper options to replacing a toilet are using elevated toilet seats, installing a riser under your existing toilet, using a toilet safety frame, putting a commode chair over the toilet, or even using a powered toilet lift.