Simplest Assistive Device Did Wonders for My Elderly Aunt
Assistive Device - Grab Bars and Shower Chairs for Elderly Parents
My aunt has severe rheumatoid arthritis and bending down and tying shoes was very difficult for her. Purchasing a sock puller and a long handled shoehorn did wonders for her ability to take advantage of slip on shoes.
Mom and Dad were worried about slipping in the tub or shower, we had grab bars installed at specific locations in the bathroom and in the shower or tub stall and it took the worry out of slipping or falling as well as provided assistance to them with showering and bathing. A shower chair is another adaptive device that can reduce the risk of falls and encouraged my elderly mother to keep up on hygiene.
Large button telephones, remote controls, and large digit glow-in-the-dark clocks are other tools that can make things a lot easier for a senior limited by vision difficulties, physical disabilities like arthritis, Parkinson's or multiple sclerosis, as well as for those with a lack of digital dexterity.
Even the simplest assistive device can do wonders for your loved one. Whether it's a simple pill organizer that you can buy at your local grocery store or pharmacy, or bed rails, a large button remote control, or grab bars for the bathroom, assistive devices can make life a lot easier for a loved one.
Tools and gadgets for the kitchen are more plentiful than ever before and can make opening jars, holding silverware, and even cooking a lot easier. I found that by simply browsing the local medical supply shop in town, I was able to find half a dozen tools and gadgets that I knew that my parents would appreciate.