Smart Gadgets That Are Godsends For Seniors

Aug 24, 2021Roshanak

Getting older doesn’t mean that you have to depend on others to go about your business. Nowadays, there are tons of gadgets designed to make senior citizens’ lives much easier such as a garden rocking seat and no-tie shoelaces. You can also invest in a special cell phone and other surprising items that will change your daily routines for the better. Let’s find out more!

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SAFETY LID HELPER

Many senior citizens lose mobility and strength on their hands over time. It might not be something severe, but it’s always better to prevent making things worse by using gadgets like this one. This Lid Lifter is designed to make opening lids and jars much easier. Afterward, you can reseal them without putting a strain on your wrists.

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SELF-T ELEMENT STOVETOP PROTECTORS

Sometimes, people become forgetful, and it doesn’t necessarily have to do with age. Many people could benefit from installing the Self-T Element stovetop protectors. If there’s an accident while cooking, you can rest assured that it won’t be dangerous, and false fire alarms will also be avoided. This will also ensure that senior citizens can cook for themselves.

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BUTTON HOOK HELPER

Just like the safety lid opener, this product is designed so that you won’t have much trouble while buttoning your shirts. While some folks might start using a T-shirt or sweaters to avoid the hassle, sometimes, they might want to dress up. The Button Hook helper will ensure that they can still dress independently.

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ZIPULLER

Continuing with the theme of dressing themselves, there are also many senior citizens that won’t be able to pull their zippers on. Whether it’s on their backs or because they are not strong enough, anyone can use the Zipuller. In fact, women that love dressing with zippers could also benefit from this product.

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SOCK AIDS

Bending down might not be an option for most people after a while. Sock aids have been designed for anyone that has lost mobility. It’s not necessarily for senior citizens, but it could improve their lives greatly. You just have to learn how the product works, and there are several tutorials on Youtube. Bending over to put on socks is a thing of the past!

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COLLAPSIBLE WATER BOTTLE

Everyone needs to keep hydrated all the time, and senior citizens might need to carry water on them in case they need to take their medications. However, some water bottles can be pretty heavy. That’s why a collapsible water bottle made from silicone is the best solution. You can fit it in your purse or keep it in the car. It’s easily stored and lightweight.

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XPAND SHOELACES

This is another product that will help people that cannot bend over all the time to keep their shoelaces tied. The Xpand Shoelaces are designed so that they remain tied all the time but adjustable. Therefore, you can just put on your shoes and take them off without worries. It’s almost like transferring lace-up shoes into loafers.

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NO SLIP SHOWER MAT

This is a product that everyone should have at home. No matter your age, anyone can slip on the tub or shower. However, seniors that are looking to be more independent need it more. You just have to find the right kind of anti-slip mat that fits in your bathroom. The best part is that they come in different colors, sizes, and designs. So, you can choose something that doesn’t clash with the décor and will still protect you.

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CHAIR FOR YOUR SHOWER

Some people disregard how much you move while showering, and people lose agility as well as dexterity as they get older. Therefore, buying a shower/bath chair is another great idea. Elderly folks can just sit down and clean themselves easily without getting too tried. Additionally, it helps prevent slips.

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TOILET NIGHT LIGHT

While anyone can turn on the light, sometimes, the sudden harsh light can be hurtful. However, you can buy a motion-activated night light for your toilet to avoid having to turn on anything else in the bathroom. You just have to ensure that it’s well installed and that you clean often just like the rest of the bowl.

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GARDEN SEAT

Gardening is one of the greatest pastimes anyone can have. It’s relaxing, but it keeps your mind in shape. Senior citizens tend to love gardening or doing things in the garage, but it takes a huge toll on anyone’s back. Therefore, buying a garden seat is the best idea. There are several kinds of models such as the rocking garden chair. Others have wheels. You just need to choose what works best!

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SPECIAL TV HEADSET

While you can definitely turn the volume up on your television, that might not be a great option if you have neighbors. Additionally, having the volume way too high can distort its sound and lead to more hearing problems later on. However, there are listening headphones designed to amplified and clarify audio. They are also wireless.

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MAGNIFIER DESK LAMP

If your grandmother is into knitting or your grandfather loves model airplanes, they might have to strain their eyesight to continue these hobbies. That’s why you might consider buying a magnifier desk lamp for them. There are floor models that can be used all over the house as well as those that attach to the desk.

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CELL PHONE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

In the age of technology, many senior citizens are familiar with smartphones and tablets. Some of them are big enough that they don’t even have to squint to see the buttons. However, other people might not want them at all. That’s why many companies are making cellphones for seniors that have big buttons, easy menus, better sound, an SOS feature, and more. You might want to buy this one, even if your grandparents understand smartphones.

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PORTABLE CANE/STOOL

Another important activity for senior citizens is taking walks outside. If they have a park nearby, they might want to stay awhile to grab some fresh air. However, many people have difficulty walking without a cane. That’s why this portable cane/stool is the perfect solution. It’s collapsible, lightweight, and easy to use. So, if they get tired, they can take a breather anywhere. 

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CARDHOLDER

Most of us have a grandmother that is obsessed with Canasta, and she might have trouble holding an entire hand of cards in one go. Therefore, this cardholder is the perfect solution. You can even buy a set so that all her friends can play easily. Furthermore, they are also useful for the rest of the family. There’s really no downside.

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FLASHING-LIGHT SIGNALER

Elderly folks might have a hard time hearing the doorbell or their telephone. However, there’s no need to worry because there are devices designed so that when the doorbell rings, there’s a flashing light on another device. The gadget with the light can be placed in the most common part of the house like the living or kitchen to make things easier.

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ROOMBA

Naturally, this is one of the best devices ever invented. People have been buying it since it came out. It’s also one of the best products you can buy for senior citizens. Sweeping and vacuuming can be hard on anyone’s back, especially as you age. This Roomba is the perfect solution. There are several models that might not be that expensive.

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AUTOMATIC/ALARM PILL DISPENSER

Taking medication is important for many senior citizens. It can get hard to remember what to take and when because some people have treatments. Therefore, it’s a great idea to buy an automatic pill dispenser. It’s like an alarm clock, but it dispenses the correct pill you need at the time. No more worries!

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SWIVEL SEAT CUSHION

Standing up can get difficult as you age, especially if you don’t have the energy to stand up for too long. Buying a swivel seat cushion can be a game-changer. Most people place it in their cars because it allows enough mobility to avoid joint pain or pulled muscles. However, it works for other chairs as well. It could also benefit people of all ages.

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KEY TURNER TOOL

This is another tool for anyone that has lost strength in their hands and might not have enough dexterity to turn a keylock. Most people disregard something that tiny, but it can become a huge issue for some senior citizens. Luckily, this key turner tool is perfect because it provides more torque so that anyone can open their front door.

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ARMCHAIR TRAY WITH HANDLE

Most senior citizens have a tray next to their armchairs or the sofa. It’s always a great idea because you can have the remote, food, and more necessities at arm’s reach. However, the Able Life Tray includes a handle that helps you get up. It also swivels to provide more mobility. You can also adjust the tray for your needs.

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PORTABLE STEP STOOL

Having a step stool at home can also become vital for senior citizens. Whether you need to reach a high cabinet or need a little boost for the tub, this step stool is perfect. It includes non-slip pads and handles that make it even safer for everyone. Also, it’s lightweight enough that you can move it all over your home for convenience.  

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GRAB BAR FOR CARS

This is another gadget designed to avoid joint soreness or back pain when getting out of your car. Unfortunately, some cars might be too low, and it takes a lot of effort for some senior citizens to stand up. Luckily, this grab bar gives enough support to ensure that your grandparent doesn’t have to ask for help all the time. Independence is important to them.

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BIG BUTTON PHONE

While most people are getting rid of landlines, senior citizens still have them at home. However, it can get difficult to see the buttons (and some of the numbers/letters fade over time). Therefore, this big button phone is designed so that important phone numbers are saved and ready with just one click. It could be a life-saver in emergencies.

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BIG BUTTON TV REMOTE

Naturally, if senior citizens have trouble with the buttons on phones, then the TV remote can also be a huge pain. So, you should consider buying a big remote from Continuus, which can control the television as well as the cable box. It’s easy to program, and the big buttons are backlit to provide more visibility.

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HAIR DRYER HOLDER

If anyone can get tired of drying their hair, imagine what’s it’s like when you get older. This gadget might actually be perfect for anyone that might need both their arms to style their hair. It could also work for parents that need all their hands while trying to get their kids ready for bed each night. It’s definitely worth buying!

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EASY JAR OPENER

This is another gadget designed for opening jars, which honestly can be a huge pain for many people. It’s not just a senior citizen problem. But it works amazingly for people that have lost strength and dexterity in their wrists. It’s an automatic jar opener that works with food containers as well as child-proof pill bottles.

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CORDLESS ELECTRIC KETTLE

A normal stovetop kettle can be dangerous for senior citizens that forget that it’s on. It leads to kitchen fires and even gas leaks. Therefore, a great idea is to invest in an electric kettle, and this model from Mueller is cordless, which reduces even more risks. Additionally, they are designed to automatically stop after the water is boiling.

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These are perfect for anyone that might be having trouble in their old age. Technology makes everything easier. Let us know which item you are going to buy right away. If you liked this article, share it with your friends that need to buy some of these for their loved ones. See you next time!

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