ADHME Guide to Independent Living Part 3
As we age, we can begin to feel like independent living is getting harder to manage. That does not need to be the case if you prepare your spaces for safety and security. Whether you are updating your own home or helping a loved one, these tips for independent living can make your living room accommodate you for years to come.
When you enter your living room, you want a space that welcomes. A few simple fixes can take a space from adding anxiety to your day to a place where you feel at relaxed and calm. Making sure you can accomplish all you need to do in a day is a key part of remaining independent. Leisure time activities are a mainstay of the living room, and those often centered around entertainment and communication.
Part 1 in Our Guide to Independent Living
There are many possible safety pitfalls in the bathroom, especially for the elderly or those with balance issues or weakness in the limbs. Getting in and out of the shower, walking on wet and slippery tile, even sitting down or standing up from the toilet; all of these small tasks that many of us take for granted can be hazardous, leading to bumps, falls and possible injury.
Whether you are looking for strategies to create a safe bathroom environment for yourself or you want to help protect a loved one, here are some ways to make sure the bathroom is welcoming and safe for every activity that goes on there.
As we move around the room we will talk about safeguarding various activities in each area with this baker’s dozen list of ideas.
For birthday or holiday gift giving, why not 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
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.
Learn how to choose the best hospital bed mattress for your needs.
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.
So many types of hospital beds. Electric. Manual. Innerspring mattress, foam or air. Which is best for the bedridden or disabled? Where do you start?
When looking for a hospital bed, 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. But there’s something that is much more important.
Customers ask us all the time, “what’s the best hospital bed.” The best answer is, the best hospital bed is the one that meets your needs the best. Are you heavy or light? Are you mobile or not, tall or short? How long will you be in that bed? The answers to those questions and more will determine what kind of hospital bed you need. Remember, you should not be looking for the best hospital bed without looking for which type is best for you.
We’ve written this post 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 to choose the right type of hospital bed for your needs.