Products for Elderly Living Alone
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It can be very beneficial to you to know what products for elderly living alone are available because you may need some of them.
You can get products that will keep you safe in your own home.
Once we reach a certain age it is necessary to use items covered in this article so that we cal live an easier life.
Just what are these products.
Well you can be assured there are products in all categories.
Hence you can find what you need.
Because many of them are very affordable you can get them in your budget.
What help do you need.
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One of the first products I will mention is a key safe or a key lock box.
Key Lock Box
You can obtain a key safe or Key Lock Box for very little outlay which means it is within your budget.
Every elderly person should have one of these so that you don’t get locked out of your home.
I know I have been locked out and it is also extremely handy should you have a fall or some similar emergency where you need to call emergency services but cannot get to open the door.
Simply give them the code and they will be able to enter your home to give you assistance.
I personally have had to do this twice when I had falls.
As we grow older our memory worsens hence forgetting little things.
With this memory loss it is very easy to forget to take a key resulting in being locked out of home.
What a key lock box does is house a key so that with a combination, only known to you and trusted ones, you are able to open the box and retrieve your key.
Once you gain access simply replace the key and close the box.
I found one of these to be a great help as I am almost 70 and have had to use mine many times.
Oversized Key Turning Aid
An oversized key turning aid is pictured above and can hold 4 standard keys or one car key.
The design has resulted in a holder that is suitable for users who suffer from arthritis, loss of strength or grasping ability.
The yellow color aids in locating the item.
The large handle provides an ergonomic grasping surface and leverage which makes it easier for people with arthritis to turn the key. To insert a key into the large holder, unscrew and remove the metal binding post from the end that has the open slots between the plastic bars. Align the hole in the key with the holes in the plastic bars, then secure the key by replacing the binding post. Keys can be folded back into the holder for storing in a purse or pocket when not in use.
Oversized Key Turning Aid Specifications:
- Dimensions: 3.5 inches long, 1 inch wide.
- Holds: One large head car key or 4 standard keys.
- Color: Bright yellow.
- Post measures: 3/16 inch diameter.
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When you look for nail clippers you should seek out ones with handles with a soft rubber grip.
These will help people who have a problem with their hands by being able to grip easier and you will experience less slippage.
Deluxe Nail Care Board
The Deluxe Nail Care Board is a large nail clipper attached securely to a board that will attach to your table with suction caps.
The Deluxe Nail Care Board has a large nail clipper in the center that pivots for easy positioning. A slot on the side of the board allows an Emery board to be positioned in an horizontal position, and a slot on the top secures a board vertically. The bottom of the board has four suction feet to secure the board in place. This large board measures 3.5 inches wide, 7.5 inches long. People with arthritis who have difficulty holding standard nail clippers will find this non-slip suction base nail clipper and fingernail file holder helpful. The Deluxe Nail Center Board includes the large, pivoting nail clipper and 4 Emery Boards.
Deluxe Nail Care Board Specifications:
- Measures: 3.5 inches wide, 7.5 inches long.
- Includes: Base with nail clippers, suction feet, Emery boards.
- Weighs: 1 pound.
Evolution Nail Clippers
The Evolution Nail Clippers have been designed with comfortable ergonomic handles that are also non slip to ensure a steady grip to lessen the chance of injuries.
Non-slip pads on the top and bottom handles give you a great grip so the clippers don't slide our of your hands. Clippers are made of high quality Japanese stainless steel and feature sharp, vertical cutting blades that leave your nail edges clean and smooth. The Evolution design provides maximum cutting force with minimum pressure making the handle easier to squeeze, even for people with painful or weak hands.
This is a non-returnable hygiene item.
Evolution Nail Clippers Specifications:
- Overall Length: 3.5 inches.
- Width: 1.25 at widest point.
- Materials: stainless steel, ABS plastic, TPE rubber.
- Color: burgundy.
- Weight: 0.13 lbs.
Evolution Toe Nail Cutters
The Evolution Toenail Clippers have a wider jaw opening that allows users to fit thick toenails between the cutting edges. Even really curved toenails can be cut with the shorter blades of these ergonomic toenail clippers. If you have thick, very curved or brittle toenails and have been frustrated by the current cutting tools on the market, try the Evolution Toenail Clippers.
The Evolution Toenail Clippers are high quality Japanese stainless steel clippers that feature sharp, slightly curved blades for the cleanest cut possible. The large contoured handles allows users to hold the clippers in a comfortable position and non-slip pads prevent slipping. The handle design provides maximum cutting power with minimum applied force. The Evolution Toenail Clippers measure 4 inches long and 1.25 inches wide.
Non-returnable hygiene item.
Evolution Toenail Clippers Specifications:
- Overall length: 4 inches.
- Handle width: 1.25 inches at widest point.
- Materials: Stainless steel, ABS plastic, TPE rubber.
- Color: Burgundy.
- Weight: 0.13 lbs.
You can get one of these that simply hangs around your neck or attaches around your wrist.
Some models are monitored which means that when you press a button they go straight to a central monitoring base. Authorities are notified by them.
Others are available that go to family members or friends to alert authorities for you.
Another model can automatically detect falls which means you won't have to call the monitoring service when having a fall.
There are many of these systems available so you will have a large choice.
It can be prudent to have a loved one help you to choose as with a lot of modern technology it can be a bit confusing.
Phones and Clocks
Reminder Rosie Voice Activated Clock
We have looked at several clocks that we think may be suitable and think this is the best for all of it's features.
Ity is a normal looking LED clock however has several features that a normal clock doesn't have.
The display shows larger than normal figures.
This clock has the ability to record up to 25 messages using the user's voice which are then replayed at set times to act as a reminder to do certain activities such as taking medication or meeting with someone say for coffee. Even to keep appointments.
The loud voice reminders are able to be heard at a distance of 100 feet away.
The Reminder Rosie Voice Activated Clock is an easy to use memory aid clock. Rosie can make life a lot less stressful and offer loved ones increased safety independence. A family member or caregiver records a reminder, such as "I love you mom, it's time to take two red & one white pill" at 8:30 am every day. Once the task is accomplished the person either says "reminder off" or touches Rosie to turn it off.
Using revolutionary speech recognition technologies, Reminder Rosie announces multiple loud personalized reminder alarms at specific times, daily, weekly, on a specific date, annually, in any language. Rosie can also tell the time, date or "today's reminders" to help organize each day. This talking alarm clock provides a simple solution to help users remember medications, appointments, household tasks, social activities and other helpful information without touching any buttons. Reminder Rosie is a low-tech, stress free memory aid that seniors actually use.
The Reminder Rosie features a hands free option for setting, recording, and managing up to 10 reminders, 6 seconds each. Each one of these 25 alerts may be assigned to a specific time and date, or repeated every day, weekly, and annually. Rosie will respond to a specific voice command, and then prompt the user to complete creating the reminder.Example of Reminder Commands: Record Reminder, Play Reminder, Today's Reminder,Reminder Off. Time & Alarm Commands include: Set Time, Set Alarm, Choose Alarm Sounds, Alarm Off or Snooze. Time & Alarm Questions include: What time is it? What day is it? What is the Alarm Time?
Reminder Rosie Voice Activated Clock Specifications:
- Operation: Voice or manual.
- Display: Large 2 inch LED Digits visible from any angle.
- Dimensions: 8 inches wide, 4.25 inches high, 2.75 inches deep.
- Weight: 1 lb.
- Power: Operates on AC Power with Battery Back Up (3 AAA batteries not included)
In our opinion it is always a good idea to get phones with large buttons on their keypad.
Also with clocks a large display of numbers will make them easier to read.
I believe in these systems as a worthwhile addition to your home.
They provide peace of mind for you should you suffer a break in.
Once again I would get a child or other loved one to provide help to you with your decision.
It will also give your children and relatives peace of mind.
This item is probably more for when you are out and about.
You will have peace of mind knowing that you have something to alert others around you if you are in difficulties.
Safe-T-Mate Personal Safety Alarm
This Personal Alarm will notify carers when a loved one has a fall.
Safe-T-Mate Personal Safety Alarm is a simple and reliable switching mechanism that uses a surface mounted magnet which releases in any direction. The user friendly unit features a low battery warning LED and low power consumption circuitry for extended battery life, an integrated upholstery clip and a 95 db pulsing horn. A soft silicone jacket provides protection from dropping. A custom stainless steel clip attaches the unit to a bed or wheelchair, and an adjustable cord clips to the users clothing. When the cord pulls away from the unit the alarm alerts a caregiver. Alarm box does not have an on/off switch. The alarm will sound at the moment the magnet is pulled away from the metal face plate and can only be silenced by re-applying the magnet. The cord assembly is adjustable from 18 - 32 inches for bed or wheelchair use. The unit is powered by a 9V battery which is included. Replacement magnet and cord assemblies are also available. The Safe-T-Mate Personal Safety Alarm helps caregivers keep loved one safe.
Safe-T-Mate Personal Alarm Specifications:
- Power: 9 volt battery, included.
- Alarm: 95db.
- Cord length: 18 - 32 inches long.
- Measures: 3/4 inch high, 2-1/2 inches wide, 2-3/4 inches deep.
- Weight: 8 oz.
Bed Rails are a good preventative product to stop falling out of bed.
They are readily available.
Grab handles are able to be obtained for almost anywhere you may need them.
Mostly seen in the bathroom or the toilet they can be used wherever you think you can use them for safety.
They are ideal if you have balance issues.
Most people that are around my age that I know make use of them in some strange situations.
Put them where you want to because it's your home, stay safe.
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