6 Cheap Products to Help Seniors Age in Place
Posted on January 17, 2014
in Senior Safety & Independence
8/17/15 11:49 am | Alert1 works with caregivers to prepare aging loved ones for
senior living. As you grow older, tasks that were once easy can become more
difficult or dangerous. So what's the savvy modern senior to do? You want to
stay in your home, but maybe your home isn't a safe place to be. Thankfully,
there are many simple, cost-effective products that allow you to live as you
want easily and safely from the comfort of your home. Highlighted below are 6
products to help you age in place for less than $300.
1. Shower Power Chair ($66)
a backrest and adjustable legs, you can shower safely and comfortably with a shower chair.
And don’t worry about getting your senior medical
alert system wet, as all our products are shower proof.
2. Shower head ($57)
The shower head allows you to reach all of those hard
to reach areas without too much effort. Remember, cleanliness is next to
godliness! If you’re concerned about aging loved ones slipping in the shower,
detection medical alert system will curb any worries you may have.
3. Non-slip Shower/BathTub Mat ($25)
many falls happen in the shower. Help to prevent those slips by putting down a shower mat. There are also nonslip mats
you can place in the kitchen to keep
your aging parents safe and comfortable.
4. Medical Alert System ($26/month)
Perhaps the most important service you can buy for
your safety is a medical alert
system for seniors. Whether you’ve fallen, you need emergency services, or
just need your neighbor to come by, with the push of a button, you will quickly
be connected to help. You never sign up for long-term contracts or pay hidden
fees with Alert1.
5. Grab Bar ($29)
at most hardware stores, put a grab bar in your bathroom by the toilet, or in
the shower. Home
safety projects like these will give your senior firm handles to grasp
while using in the bathroom. Your loved one will remain well balanced and out
of harm’s way. Unless you are a handy(wo)man, have someone else install it for
6. Reacher ($29)
This is an indispensible product to almost
anyone, no matter their age. Whether you’ve dropped something or aren’t quite
tall enough, a reacher will help you get it by adding almost three feet to your
Equip Seniors with Tools for Aging in Place
Considering one in three adults
over 65 experience falls, caregivers
need as much help as they can get. Precautionary measures such as the ones
mentioned above can reduce the fall risk of seniors. These are some of the many
inexpensive but effective products that you can purchase to assist you with
your daily needs. Seniors can successfully age in place with these added items in their senior toolkits. Not only will caregivers reduce their stress levels but
seniors will also be relieved at how much easier daily tasks become. If the
unthinkable happens and your loved one is at risk, they’ll need immediate care
and attention. Sign your loved one up today for a fall
detection medical alert.
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