Many of the latest tech items can help support seniors' independence and add convenience to their everyday lives. With so many gadgets and gizmos on the market, though, it can be hard to know what to choose.
Whether you're shopping for yourself or a gift for a loved one, here are a few of our favorites for seniors.
A popular item on gift lists for seniors, this electronic reader boasts several benefits over reading on a desktop or tablet, including access to Amazon's massive library and free book giveaways. It's designed to reduce energy consumption, allowing the charge to last up to several weeks.
The text is also uniquely generated using an e-ink display, which lowers eye strain compared to what can be experienced when using typical tablet screens or desktop monitors.
With 14 functions, this multicooker makes it easy to cook a wide variety of meals without sacrificing a lot of countertop space in your assisted living apartment's kitchenette.
At 4.5 quarts, it can manage small meals for individuals and couples or large amounts of rice and soup for times you want to feed visiting family members. The price is also more budget-friendly than you may find with other cookers, even given additional bells and whistles.
Its push-button controls are easy to use, which works great for seniors with arthritis or low-hand dexterity, and the button functions are clearly marked.
While our caregivers here at Grand Villa are always ready to help residents with dressing and personal care tasks, we're also thrilled when seniors can maintain independence that may be important to them.
Boasting OXO Good Grips' famous comfort design, this soft-handled gadget minimizes the effort required to fasten buttons.
Pocket-sized, it's made for portability, so seniors can comfortably button coats, pants and jackets wherever they are.
This digital picture frame from Simply Smart Home Photoshare lets seniors and their families upload photos from their phones to the frame using a downloadable app.
It can be controlled remotely using Wi-Fi by seniors' family members, who can upload and share new photographs at any point. This is ideal for seniors who aren't tech-savvy because relatives who live a long way away can share photos and stay in touch.
Command Brand Products provide hooks and organizers that are easy to install without tools or damage to walls. This makes them perfect for decorating in your senior living apartment, because you can take them down or rearrange decor at any point.
Clear hooks are great for temporary projects such as displaying holiday lights and tinsel because they put the focus on the decorations themselves. For more permanent solutions meant to hold towels in the kitchen or bathroom, decorative hooks dress up the space while adding functionality.
Organizers and hooks are also available for closets, so seniors can maximize their storage potential and convenience to their wardrobe and accessories.
Increasing lighting is one of the top safety tips in fall prevention. Seniors can reduce their chances of tripping in the dark by adding a few night lights around their assisted living apartments. This is especially important for the path from the bedroom to the bathroom.
Available in cool white and warm white, these smart lights are controlled by light sensors. The auto on and off feature lets seniors plug them in and forget about them.
Their compact design also doesn't block the second outlet, letting devices be plugged in simultaneously in the same wall outlet.
This handy tool adds a handle to mugs and glasses, which helps seniors keep their drinks steady and reduces the risk of spills.
Many seniors have a favorite mug or a coffee cup that was gifted to them by a loved one. While there are two-handed mugs on the market, this accessory allows seniors to reap the benefits of the enhanced grip without giving up their favorite container.
It's also small enough to tuck in a purse or bag during outings. This can help seniors with unsteady hands enjoy going out for coffee with friends without worrying about spilling their drink at a restaurant.
The Esky 110dB Wireless Rechargeable RF Remote Finder simplifies finding misplaced keys and remotes. It works up to 137 feet, making it an ideal choice for seniors searching for items in their assisted living apartments.
Unlike many devices that use an app on a phone, this key finder uses a wireless, rechargeable remote that seniors can place on their nightstand or TV stand for easy access. This simplifies usage and lets you attach one of the five included tracking receivers to your phone itself if it's a commonly misplaced item.
The tracking receivers emit a 110 dB buzz to help seniors locate items quicker. It also features a flashing indicator light to assist in finding objects in low-light areas.
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