The elderly account for approximately 15% of the United States Population. As technology improves, products for seniors have evolved. There are many aids available for the elderly to assist them in their daily life, some even helping to continue or regain independence.
1. Hearing Aids
Statistics show that nearly seven million people are affected by some form of hearing loss. There are technologically advanced and comfortable hearing aids available for every level of hearing loss. Some hearing aids are practically invisible and can barely be seen by others. They fit comfortably and can even offer the user noise and feedback reduction, which results in easier hearing.
2. Dental Aids
We all know that good dental care is an essential part of a healthcare plan. That does not end when you are a senior. Regular dental visits and cleaning can help keep your teeth strong and healthy. However, if you are of the approximately 41 million Americans who use dentures, there are many options for cleaning and denture adhesives to make denture wearing easy and stress-free.
3. Dressing Aids
As we get older, it may be harder to have a full range of motion, which can make completing everyday tasks difficult. When it comes to dressing and changing clothes, there can be several challenges a senior may face. The wonderful thing is, there are many products out there to aid in getting dressed. From straps, you can clip to your clothes to aid in pulling them on, to hooks that you can grasp your clothing items with, allowing for easier use, products to help seniors in day to day dressing can offer seniors the assistance they need.
4. Mobility Aids
Being able to maintain mobility can be what allows a senior to remain living independently or with little help from others. Mobility items can range from canes to mobility scooters. Looking beyond canes, wheelchairs, walkers, or scooters, seniors can also participate in exercises that can help them to retain or regain mobility. There are even exercise programs for seniors that are meant to be low impact, even some that can be completed from the comfort and safety of their couch or chair.
5. Cooking Aids
Preparing meals may become more difficult as we age. There are many products to choose from when looking for help in the kitchen. Ergonomic, anti-fatigue mats can help to slow fatigue when standing for long periods. There are also products to help when opening those airtight jars, silicone guards to help avoid being burned when using the oven or stove as well as rising and sliding shelves that can be installed in cabinets to assist one in getting pots, pans, and dishes.
As people age, they may fear the loss of their independence when daily tasks may become a bit of a challenge. It can be a comfort to know that there are products on the market that can assist the elderly in their day-to-day life, allowing them to retain their independence for a longer time.