Look for a safe bath or shower mat that securely sticks to the tub surface, has a textured surface to reduce slipping, drains well, fits your tub or shower, and is antibacterial and machine washable for easy cleaning. Even better, choose a mat that also is BPA-free! Avoid soft, fabric mats and any bathroom rugs.
Arthritis, hand weakness, dementia and other common problems of aging can make even the simple act of heating water painful and difficult. Look for manual and electric tea kettles that are lightweight, easy to fill, easy to pour, and safer than other tea kettles. Here are the best tea kettles for elderly and senior users.
Fall prevention is priority #1 for caregivers of seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Chair alarms are helpful tools that notify caregivers that a senior has gotten up out of their chair by sounding a loud alarm. There are two basic styles: ones that clip to the senior’s clothing and ones that use weight sensitive pads.
Having an answering machine is handy for those missed calls because you can still get important messages and know that someone called. But, some answering machines are difficult for seniors to use because of failing eyesight, hearing problems, or trying to avoid technology. So, here are the best cordless phones for seniors with answering machines that are easy to use.
Cordless phones have some distinct advantages and disadvantages for seniors. They offer more convenience and safety but are often more complicated to use. When choosing a cordless phone, find one that has big buttons that are easy to see, lots of volume amplification, a choice of loud ringers, plus emergency dialing features.