As you or your loved ones continue to age, health and mobility issues may begin to
affect their ability to complete simple daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, putting on shoes, standing up, and reaching certain items around the house.
Such limitations can be frustrating for seniors however, there are many simple items that can help seniors live at home easier by
allowing them to maintain their independence and continue with their daily activities.
Daily Living Aids For Seniors
Below are a few great gadgets that can be helpful for seniors living at home!
Multipurpose Grip Aids
Grip aids help seniors hold onto small things such as nail files, makeup brushes, Q-tips, etc. They are available in different shapes to meet different needs. These can be especially helpful for seniors with arthritis or other conditions that may cause weakened grips.
Long-Handled Grabbers or "Reachers"
These come in different lengths and enable older adults to grasp difficult-to-reach items. Seniors simply squeeze a small button in the handle that controls the grasping mechanism at the end. Reachers are ideal for people with limited range and can assist in retrieving all sorts of objects.
Button Hook & Zipper Pull
This double-duty dressing aide can make buttoning a shirt or zipping up a jacket easier and more comfortable. This tool is perfect for seniors with arthritis or limited use of their fingers and hands.
Toileting Aid With Tissue Grip
This long reach tool is designed to help seniors who have limited mobility with self cleaning to safely maintain bathroom privacy and independence.
A long handled shoehorn can help older adults with limited mobility put on shoes without having to bend down.
Standing Aids and Handles
Placing standing aids and handles around the home can improve mobility and reduce the risk of falling while assisting seniors as they go about their daily activities.
Long-handled sponges can assist seniors with scrubbing hard-to-reach areas such as your back and toes during bathing.
Sock & Stocking Slider
Easy sock and stocking sliders can help to eliminate the task of bending down to put on socks or stockings and is a perfect tool for seniors with limited mobility.
Personal Care Services
While these personal care items are handy and can help seniors maintain their independence, A Helping Hand Home Care Services provider might be the best choice for you or your loved ones.
A trusted, experienced caregiver can help to provide you or your loved ones the confidence and encouragement they need, and offer them a helping hand when they need it.
At A Helping Hand HCS, our team of staff are available to discuss you or your loved one’s home care needs via a free consultation.