All the Ways to Use a Reacher

How to use a Reacher

How to use a Reacher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ko0q_IoxY If you have a bad back and can't bend, you hate putting on shoes and socks and pants and undies, and taking them off is no better. Picking up things you've dropped is a painful and hated task. If you have a bad neck that hates tilting up and down, you hate getting cans off that high shelf you reach on tiptoes, and you males like urinals but hate neck craning over a toilet. But you have to do all these things, so you're in a real bind. All the Ways to Use a

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Elderly Parent’s At-Home-Care

5 Tips to Maximize Your Elderly Parent’s At Home Care

Anytime a child must care for their elderly parents it can be stressful for both parties. Many people are turning to home healthcare to combat this reality. An estimated 12 million people use these services as an alternative to nursing homes. If you are using at home care or are interested in learning more, here are five things you can do to maximize your parent’s experience. 1.) Know Your Limitations If you are going to provide at-home care for a parent, being honest with yourself about what you can and cannot do is important. Providing for another person in your home

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10 Best American Cities for Older Adults

As the 80+ million baby boomers age, more and more Americans will reach senior status. By 2040, more than one in five Americans will be over the age of 65. While the classic picture of retirement involves moving to the Sun Belt, many older adults actually want to stay put and age in their home and communities in cities both large and small. This desire is part of what prompted the Milken Institute—a non-partisan economic think tank—to rank the best large and small cities for older adults to live in. The Institute looked at 83 indicators from publicly available data

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How to Maximize Home Visits with Aging Parents

How to Maximize Home Visits with Aging Parents

If you are a long distance caregiver, or just don’t live close enough to visit your parents on a regular basis, you may not have enough time to evaluate how they are doing. Here are some ways to maximize your visits so that you get quality time but also check in on their ability to safely live independently. How to Maximize Home Visits with Aging Parents  Leave the House This may sound like an odd suggestion, but I worked with many families who were very close and the adult children visited regularly, however, they had no idea that their parent had a

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Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

How to reduce falls in the home: Did you know falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults? So how can you help your parents make their home fall-safe? Home Safety Checklist for Seniors First, you can address the fall risks in the home, room by room. You both may be so used to the layout of their home  and the way things are that you don’t notice the risks. Be prepared for some push back, particularly if they are resistant to you stepping in and “taking over.”

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Top 3 Tips for Fall Prevention

Falls can cause serious injuries that take a long time to heal. They can lead to permanent mobility problems that prevent your enjoyment of hobbies and/or limit your ability to drive, shop, cook or bathe. Top 3 Tips for Fall Prevention Falls are usually the result of spatial orientation miscalculations, dizziness, vision issues, imbalance, poor mobility and/or foot traffic obstacles. Check Your Health If you have arthritis, osteoporosis, hypoglycemia, diabetes, blood pressure fluctuation or another condition that can affect your ability to walk, ask your doctor about symptom management methods. If you’re otherwise experiencing symptoms that make you feel like you’re

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Attachable Bidets for Any Bathroom

The attachable bidet makes the bidet a bathroom fixture that can be installed in virtually any bathroom. You no longer need to set aside a separate corner for a bidet. Instead, you can have this fixture installed right on your toilet seat. The bidet will use the same source of water as the toilet. Some bidets may also need a source of electricity, but outlets are typically within reach. There's an attachable bidet to suit any needs as long as you know what you're looking for. If you're new to the idea of a bidet, there are several factors that will help you find the best product for your needs. Attachable Bidets for Any Bathroom First you should consider the type of toilet that you have. If the tank is separate from the toilet, then you have a two-piece model. This is the most common type of toilet. If the tank is not in a separate piece, you have a one-piece toilet. This will affect the types of bidets that are available to you. You should also check to see if your toilet seat is round or elongated. There are bidet models for all types of seats, but you should measure yours carefully to ensure that the bidet you select will fit correctly. Armed with these measurements, a sales representative can help you make the final decision. There are many different types of bidets. Considering your needs may help you choose the right one. Consider these questions. Do you have difficulty maneuvering in the bathroom? If so, a bidet with a wireless remote will ensure that you can always reach the controls. Do you find the toilet to be cold and uncomfortable, especially in winter? A bidet toilet seat that's heated will solve this problem and make the bathroom much more comfortable. Do you suffer from constipation? Look for a bidet with a massage or pulsation feature. This type of water stream can ease constipation. Do you have small children who have trouble finding the bathroom at night? Some bidet toilet seats come equipped with a nightlight beneath the rim that can solve this problem. Are you intimidated by a lot of different features on the bidet? Look for a basic installation that has only a few settings. This will make the bidet more comfortable for new users. There's truly a bidet available for every type of user. Look around and find a design that you're comfortable with. Pictures, extensive product descriptions, and even videos are available to help you make your choice. Bio Bidet customer representatives are happy to help if you need more information. There's an attachable bidet available to suit any home

The attachable bidet makes the bidet a bathroom fixture that can be installed in virtually any bathroom. You no longer need to set aside a separate corner for a bidet. Instead, you can have this fixture installed right on your toilet seat. The bidet will use the same source of water as the toilet. Some bidets may also need a source of electricity, but outlets are typically within reach. There's an attachable bidet to suit any needs as long as you know what you're looking for. If you're new to the idea of a bidet, there are several factors that

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How Family Caregivers Can Design a Senior-Friendly Kitchen

How Family Caregivers Can Design a Senior-Friendly Kitchen

The bathroom is typically the most dangerous room in the home for elderly adults, but the kitchen isn’t far behind. Every year, thousands of American seniors suffer injuries in their kitchens. Some of those injuries are minor, like small cuts to fingers, but many of these injuries are serious or life-threatening. As family caregivers, we can help reduce these risks by designing safer kitchens for seniors. How Family Caregivers Can Design a Senior-Friendly Kitchen How can you make the kitchen safer for your elderly mom, dad, or grandparent? Here are four key areas where smart kitchen design can reduce the risk

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Seniors Regaining Independence Where They Need It Most

Seniors Regaining Independence Where They Need It Most

On average, people use the toilet at least 6 times a day. It is one of the most basic activities in life and is also one of the most common reasons for seniors to start losing their independence. As we age, cognitive and balance issues can make going to the bathroom difficult and in some cases, even dangerous. Seniors all over the world are now turning to the bidet for help. Seniors Regaining Independence Where They Need It Most What is a bidet? Bidets have long been known as a hands-free way to wash sensitive areas with a stream of water.

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