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5 Helpful Gadgets that Keep the Elderly and the Aging Happy, Safe and Independent

August 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Do you have a parent or grandparent that would still like to live on their own that you worry about? 95% of people age 75 and older say that they want to stay in their own home indefinitely. This presents a potential problem for them as well as the family members who care about them. The possibility that they may fall with no one to help them up, that they may need assistance with various household chores and activities, and that they may even forget to take important medications is a very scary thought. Fortunately, there are various helpful gadgets that will make the lives of the elderly and aging much easier, happier, and most importantly safer.

1. Vacuum Cleaning Robot

When we’re younger, we don’t realize how much work and strength it actually takes to vacuum a house. The iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot┬áscours floors for dirt and dust with the push of a button to activate the robot. Also, if they drop food on the ground and cannot bend down to clean it up they can let the Roomba do it for them!

iRobot R630020 Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

2. Sound Amplified Large Button Telephone

A Sound Amplified Large Button Telephone will reduce difficulty of making phone calls for people who are sight impaired. This can be extremely important and useful in the event of an emergency if reading glasses are not nearby.

ClearSounds Communications CS-A1600 Freedom Deluxe Amplified Cordless Phone

3. Wireless Personal Emergency Response System

This system comes with a wearable pendant that can be pressed in the event of an emergency. In the event of a fall or an emergency, the person wearing the pendant can simply press the button and it will call an Emergency Monitoring Center, or a programmed contact of your choice. When an elderly person lives alone, there is nothing more dangerous than a slip or fall and a major health issue with no one around to help. With a Wireless Personal Emergency Response System, help can be contacted at the press of a button.
ClearSounds Communications CS-A1600 Freedom Deluxe Amplified Cordless Phone

4. Doorbell Alert Strobe Light

People who are hearing impaired will not have to worry about the possibility of not hearing the doorbell with the Wireless Door Chime with Strobe Light Alert. This handy strobe light will make sure that the door does not go unanswered.

Heath-Zenith Wireless Door Chime with Strobe Light Alert

5. Monitoring System

If the person you are monitoring gives their permission, it is also a good idea to have a monitoring camera set up in that person’s house in the event that you cannot reach them and worry that they may be in trouble. With the INSTEON Wireless Security IP Camera with Pan, Tilt and Night Vision, you can check on your loved one from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.

INSTEON Wireless Security IP Camera with Pan

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