Life tends to get better as your loved ones age. It may sound cliché, but it is the truth. As the insecurities and pressures of youth dissipate away, they can relax and be comfortable in their own skin, and simply enjoy the pleasures in life during retirement.
However, mobility and health issues also kick in which may affect their ability to perform daily living activities such as showering, dressing, reaching a cabinet, tying shoelaces, and other tasks. Such physical limitations may frustrate them and adversely affect their confidence and mental health.
Fortunately, there are many products to make life easier for the challenging aspects of aging. Not only will this help to increase independence in your loved ones, especially for those living in isolation, they will also feel more happy and confident. We have prepared six assistive products you can consider purchasing for your loved ones for their daily usage.
Standing Aids and Handles
Placing standing aids and handles around their house, especially in more accident-prone areas such as near the toilet, the stairway, or the shower, can help to assist your loved ones as they go about performing their daily activities like showering. Such devices will be able to reduce the risk of falling and improve mobility.
Weekly or daily pill organizers can help your loved ones properly manage multiple supplements and prescriptions. Some organizers also come along with separate compartments for different timings of the day to alert your loved ones to consume the correct medication at the correct time.
Bending down to put on stockings or socks can be arduous for your elderly loved ones. Sock or stocking sliders can help to eliminate the difficulty of such a task. An occupational therapist or in-home caregiver may also be able to recommend a specific product that works best with nylons, compression stockings, or socks.
Multi-purpose Grip Aids
Multi-purpose grip aids can help the elderly better hold onto small objects such as makeup brushes, Q-tips, nail files, and more. Such products are also available in different shapes and sizes to meet the different needs of your loved ones, especially for individuals with arthritis or who have weaker grips.
Sponges with Long Handles
Sponges with long handles are perfect when your loved ones have to scrub hard-to-reach areas of their body such as the toes or back during their baths or showers. Certain products may also come with additional features like extendable or bendable handles and shower poufs.
Hook, Zipper, and Button Pull
These products are useful for family members who suffer from the limitations of arthritis since they can help to make zipping up jackets or buttoning shirts more comfortable and easier for them.
Senior Living Programs at Rittenhouse Village At Muhlenberg
As we age, our body becomes weaker and daily chores such as showering may pose difficulties for us as well. As a caregiver, it is important to help your loved ones maintain a good quality of life. However, it may be tougher to take care of your loved ones who are staying in isolation. Here at Rittenhouse Village At Muhlenberg, we provide a variety of senior living options your loved ones can stay in and have their needs be taken care of by our team. Contact us to learn more about our senior living programs today!