As we age, some every day tasks around the house may become increasingly difficult. Smile Senior Care has found the top 5 gadgets to assist you with your daily living at home.
- KNIFE – SERRATED FOR ALL-AROUND USE
This Swedish Bread Knife requires minimal pressure to cut. The handle design properly positions the fingers and puts very little stress on the wrist for easy cutting, which is very helpful for those with hand issues, arthritis or tendinitis. The serrated blade cuts breads, meats, vegetables, just about anything. Stainless steel blade measures 6 1/2″ long. Dishwasher safe.
- ERGONOMIC TAB GRABBER & BOTTLE OPENER
This handy, 5-in-1 multi-purpose tool features an ergonomic handle shape. It helps open: 1) metal bottle caps, 2) pop-top soda and beer cans, 3) vacuum sealed jar tops, 4) twist-off water and soda bottle caps, and 5) pull-back tabs on cans. It is simply ideal for people with arthritis or a weak grasp. Click on the picture at right to see all applications.
- CAR DOOR HANDYBAR
This portable support handle provides a sturdy, convenient method to help people who need assistance getting in and out of today’s lower cars and high SUVs and trucks. The Handybarworks on both driver and passenger doors by easily locking into the existing U-shaped striker plate on the vehicle’s door frame, so there are no costly modifications required. Ideal for seniors, people with back, hip or knee problems, and pregnant women. Support up to 300 lbs.
- GOOD GRIPS UTENSILS
A great solution for persons with arthritis, stroke, or other neurological impairments when bending the wrist, grasping, or other eating motions become difficult. Good Grips easy-to-hold cutlery handles are made of soft, rubber-like material with flexible ribbing that is comfortable, secure, and adapts to any grip. Each stainless steel spoon and fork has a special twist built into the bendable metal shaft that allows them to be adjusted to any angle. The rocker knife helps decrease wrist strain and requires only minimal arm strength for cutting. Works for left or right handed people. Dishwasher safe. Use the Available Options drop down menu and save $5 if you buy the set. Or choose any combination and quantity of the fork, knife, teaspoon, or tablespoon.
- A BATH GRAB BAR WITH SUCTION CUPS
There is no need to call a handyman or drill holes to install this grab bar. Strong, 3 7/8″ suction cups adhere to smooth shower stall surfaces and porcelain. Also, this grab bar is portable. The flip up easy release tabs make installation, removal and relocation a snap.Perfect for RVs, renters, or when traveling. Handgrip area is textured and is 1 1/4″ diameter. White with gray trim and 12″ long. FOR USE AS A BALANCE ASSIST ONLY – NOT FOR BODY WEIGHT LEVERAGE. After use this is a non-returnable hygiene product.
Try some of these products out to make home life easier, even when your home care aide isn’t with you.