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Products to Support Home Care

Thousands of products on the market—referred to as assistive devices —make it easier for seniors to take care of themselves and manage everyday tasks made more difficult by loss of dexterity, mobility, vision or hearing.

 

Below is a list of devices that can enhance quality of life for many seniors at home.  Local home medical equipment providers carry many of these devices, and you can find numerous suppliers on the Internet by using search engine terms like “assistive devices for senior citizens.”

These devices enhance the quality of life of older people and others with disabilities by helping them do more for themselves. Examples of these products include:

  • Lift chairs
  • Bedside commodes
  • Dressing aids that help seniors button clothes or put on socks
  • A key-holding device that makes unlocking doors easier
  • A dispenser that makes it easier for people with vision or dexterity problems to replace tiny hearing aid batteries
  • Eating utensils and writing pens that can be held comfortably by those with arthritis
  • Talking watches or thermometers for people with vision problems
  • Computer screen magnifiers and other magnification products
  • Cooking aids
  • Mobility aids
  • Gait Belts
  • Wheel Chairs
  • Pivot & Slide Boards
  • And thousands more

 

Please visit our Local Resources page to find Central Ohio companies that specialize in providing many of these types of products to support home care.

 

Home Modifications

Home modifications help seniors maintain quality of life by preventing injuries and loss of independence from early admission to an assisted living or long-term care community.

Following are examples of commonly recommended modifications:

  • Install grab bars for toilets and tubs and install a walk-in tub and/or tub seat
  • Remove unnecessary throw rugs and fasten down rugs or floor runners to prevent slipping
  • Move furniture to create clear walking paths
  • Keep objects off the floor and coil or secure cords to the wall to prevent tripping
  • Replace knobs with lever door handles
  • Apply non-slip tape on uncarpeted indoor and outdoor steps
  • Replace standard light switches with rocker-style switches
  • Increase the width of doorways and hallways to accommodate wheelchairs, and where possible, lower sinks and countertops
  • Move often used items to lower cabinets to avoid the need for step stools
  • Repair or replace loose handrails and install adequate lighting in stairways
  • Install an elevator or chair lift
  • Install an elevated dishwasher or one with drawers for easy access
  • Replace old stoves with induction cook tops to help prevent burns
  • Replace ceramic tile floors with hardwood or vinyl for safe standing

 

For extensive Home Modification needs, please visit our Local Resources page for help and assistance!

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