Thursday, June 14, 2012

Aids to Help Keep Aging Family Safe and Active

There are a multitude of items available on the market to assist aging people remain as independent and safe as possible. One of the better inventions is the rolling walker with the seat. Sometimes I want to borrow my mom's if I'm going to be somewhere where I need to stand for a long period of time. 

Be aware though that it's not a device to lean back and take a nap. Mom slid right out and on to the floor when she decided to just lean back and relax. Wasn't hurt, but surprised her.

Some of the other great tools include an "Economy Aluminum Shaft Reacher" for grabbing things from high spots, or picking up the newspaper off the ground. "Sock and Stocking Aid with Cord Loop" is great for putting on socks when the body just won't bend like it used to.

Raised toilet seats, commode chairs, bathtub benches, grab bars, gait belts, over bed tables,  hoyer lifts, overbed trapeze bars, hospital beds, tab alarms, wheel chairs, and a large variety of incontinence supplies (diapers, pullups, chux) etc. are widely available to help with the safety and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) for our aging family and friends.

It may not be an App, but if there's a need, there's a device to help keep your loved ones active and safe.

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