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Best 2018 tech Christmas gifts and gadgets for seniors (or anytime)

This Christmas give the gift of tech to help the seniors in your life live a little easier. Whether you are thinking of their safety or their comfort, we have singled out some of the best tech gadgets they’ll love. Read on to find the best tech gifts for seniors in 2018/2019.

1. Ring video doorbell

Price $100

The Ring is a great tool for those seniors who have limited mobility, live alone, or simply want to screen their front door visitors much like we do on our phone calls these days. Feel safe and secure in your home with a way to determine if you want to answer the door or not once you know who is there. Also, it is very common for thieves to check to see if anyone is home by first ringing your doorbell. Even if you’re not at home, you can “answer” the doorbell via your smartphone and fool them away.

Which type of hospital bed mattress do I need?

There are several different types of hospital bed mattresses available and it can be confusing what kind you need, so let’s see if we can help.

First, answer these 5 questions

Before you can choose the best type of hospital bed mattress for you, you first need answers to these questions:

  • How much time per day will the patient be spending in bed?
  • Can the patient shift positions independently?
  • How many months will they need to use a hospital bed?
  • How much does the patient weigh?
  • How much muscle mass do they have?

When you have those answers, you’re ready to make a selection. We help you do that below and make recommendations for the conditions listed in those bullet points.

How to Move and Care for Ambulatory Patients

Caring for senior or other ambulatory patients at home does not come without risk. In addition to them not being able to care for their own weight, those caring for the elderly and infirm may not have the strength to do so themselves without the aid of tools and techniques.

To help our clients who are faced with the task of helping others stay in their homes and get the most out of their lives, we’ve collected some helpful videos from the internet, and will be adding more as we find them. Have some of your own you want to share? Be sure to leave links to them in our comments box below. 

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25 helpful gadgets (and gifts) for seniors to make independent living that much easier

It’s not easy getting older. With it can come decreased mobility, less dexterity, and perhaps even pain from doing the things that were so simple just a few years ago. When difficulty with everyday tasks threatens elderly independence, there may just be the perfect solution – in a gadget.

For those of advanced years living alone and loving it, or patients in the process of post-surgery recovery regaining their health and dexterity, these gadgets might be the difference between staying in your own home and having to move to an assisted care facility.

Read on to find some of the best affordable gadgets for the elderly or those recovering from an injury. Whether you are aging and looking for some aids to daily living, or you’re caring for aging loved ones and want to help them remain independent, here is our list of great gadgets to make life easier. (They also make great gifts!)

Hospital Bed Buyer’s Guide: Which Is Best for You?

So many choices in hospital beds. Electric. Manual. Innerspring mattress, foam or air. Where do you start?

When looking for a hospital bed for home use, there are lots of things to consider. You want to make the best possible choice for patient comfort and ease of care, while keeping costs as low as possible. We’re here to help answer some of the toughest questions about hospital beds, mattresses, and accessories so you have all the information you need right at your fingertips.

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