Simple products make everyday tasks easier
We rounded up 8 simple, but effective products that help older adults by making everyday life easier, more convenient, and more enjoyable.
8 products that make life easier for seniors
1. $5 EZ Key Turner (Pack of 2)
For older adults living independently, turning the key in the door can be tough. Arthritis, stroke, injury, and other health conditions can affect hand strength. These key turners give greater leverage and make it easier to unlock doors.
2. $7 Coloring Book For Seniors: Nature Designs
Coloring is a fantastic activity, but many designs in adult coloring books are quite small. These “large print” coloring books have beautiful images, but are large enough to easily see and color.
3. Clip-on book light
Older eyes need more light to see. Small clip on lights put extra lighting exactly where it’s needed. Using these are a perfect way to make reading, crafts, and hobbies easier on your older adult’s eyes.
We found 3 great options:
- $8 LEPOWER Clip on and Portable Light (Dual Arms)
- $9 Fulcrum LIGHT IT 20010-301 LED Wireless Multi Flex Clip On Task Light
- $10 Book Light for Reading in Bed – Clip on LED Reading Light & Bookmark
4. Big button TV remote
Today’s TV remote controls have far too many tiny buttons. A simplified TV remote means that your older adult won’t have any trouble watching their favorite shows.
We found three great options:
- $16 Continu.us Universal Big Button TV & Cable Box Remote in white or black
- $19 Sony RM-EZ4 2-Device Universal Remote with Big Buttons
- $30 Flipper Big Button Universal Remote for 2 Devices
5. $25 Drive Medical Deluxe Folding Cane Seat
Sometimes older adults need to take a short rest when they’re walking. This helpful cane folds down into a small seat to give tired legs a break.
6. $28 Medline Bed Assist Bar with Storage Pocket and Height Adjustable Bed Rail
Getting in and out of bed can be a challenge for older adults, especially those who have back issues, are recovering from surgery, have severe arthritis, or are recovering from stroke. A bed assist rail makes it easier by giving additional stability and something to pull on. The storage pocket keeps essential items close at hand.
7. $40 My Doctor Book A Personal Medical Records Organizer
There is so much information and so many details involved in caregiving, nobody can remember them all. This comprehensive medical records organizer helps you keep all of your older adult’s health information in one place for quick and easy access.
8. $40 Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) or $85 Amazon Echo (2nd Generation)
The Amazon Echo is a simple-to-use, voice-activated “assistant” that plays music and audiobooks, tells time and weather, reads the news, and more. It’s perfect for anyone, including people with dementia (find out why). Both devices work independently, but the larger Echo’s speakers are more robust than the smaller Dot’s.
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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
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