Ensure the older loved ones in your life stay safe, comfortable and most importantly, overjoyed this holiday season.
The holidays grow nearer everyday. We know it’s easy to lose track of time for all your endless gift shopping. Especially if you’re like us -who really strive to find the best gift ideas each year. But with so many choices these days, it’s hard to filter through what’s practical and prodigal. So, to simplify the process for all you last-minute gift grabbers, check out this holiday gift cheat-sheet, loaded with great ideas for your older loved ones; who’s tricky tastes are what we cater to. Happy Holidays!
Make Everyday Easier
You can’t go wrong with a gift that aims to lighten their load. This easily installed CouchCane helps them to become more independent when getting up from their favorite chair or recliner. Also creates a stable grip for anyone struggling to regain their balance.
The Book Holder by LEVO keeps lets them stay hands free while not missing a word of their beloved magazine, newspaper or novel. Attachable to any desk, table or recliner, the ergonomic design keeps their neck and posture straight. Maybe combine the Book Holder with a new cook book and you may be the one reaping the benefits all year long.
No more squinting to read the fine print! The Russian inspired Fabergè Magnifier pendant is designed to demonstrate the creativity of beauty, combining practicality and elegance.
Happy to be Helpful
Take the risk out of using sharp knives on those hard to cut food items. The ETAC Cutting Aid + Knife provides a stable base and frame for even the trickiest food items. The knife slips between the cutting guides, allowing anyone who struggles with arthritis or impaired motor functions to make a safe cut every time.
Forget navigating those small, virtually invisible buttons on your old alarm clock. After initial setup, this Voice Controlled Talking Alarm Clock responds only to your voice. Ask the time, temperature or date. When asked, it sports a color changing display depending on the current temperature. It even sings you to sleep!
Don’t make your loved one struggle with the hard to open jars. Let this tool do the tough work. The Universal Turner can help with every turnable knob or handle. Great for anyone seeking relief from arthritis or joint pain. The Uni provides a large handle, big enough for both hands. Hexagonal pegs at its tip conform to each specific knob or handle to allow for maximum torque.
Quickly becoming the fastest growing relaxation item in American households. This lighter model of the Shiatsu Squeeze Leg & Calf Massager becomes more portable and quieter. Features an innovative squeeze and vibration massage mode that focuses on the calf, ankle and foot at the same time. Releive sore muscles and improve circulation. This version also has a 15 minute auto-shut off feature, but we’re sure you wont be “kneading” that.
Give them something they can use everyday. Use the NexIdea LUXE-5 Lift Chair’s electric motor to recline and raise the seat. It elegantly blends functionality and beauty and at no expense of comfort. The chair is equipped with adjustable head, neck and back cushions – as well as an overstuffed ottoman. Also, its “wall-hugger” design allows it to be tightly placed against the wall and still fully recline.
This innovative Travel Pillow by Stimulite matches two separate preferences of Honeycomb comfort configurations. Naps will never be this easy again! Flip the collapsable pillow over to switch from soft to firm. Let your older loved one take comfort with them, wherever they go. The travel pillow is easily stuffed into any size bag. Great for providing lumbar support or catching some quick Z’s on the go.
No more bending over to collect floor dirt. Just sweep your waste in front of the Eye-Vac Pro Dustpan and let it do the rest! The Eye-Vac Pro uses infrared sensors to activate its automatic vacuum suction. It boasts a 1200 watt motor that can handle any size mess or job it faces. Perfect for tile, hard wood or any non-carpeted surface.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed or confused when it comes to complex medication regimens. But MedSmart is an easy, safe way to ensure your loved one is taking the right dose, at the right time. This automated pill dispenser monitors and distributes your loved one’s medications signaled by a simple electronic ring. It can also be programmed to electronically report to caregivers or others by subscription service, though not required for home use.
To round off this year’s senior holiday gift guide, we’ve added an item that is atop every senior’s wish-list. The Maroh Walk-in Tub. Let your older loved one unwind and relax in a safe and comfortable walk-in tub specifically designed with their needs in mind. This American made luxury tub comes fully equipped with today’s foremost comfort and safety features, only to provide the ultimate relaxing and commodious bathing experience. Not only can this tub improve their daily lives, it will increase the value of the home. Make a smart investment in the future of your loved one’s comfort and safety. Surprise them this year by remodeling their bathtub and installing a luxurious Maroh Walk-in Tub.
Top 10 Home Modifications to help Senior Citizens remain living independently
With technology, home improvements, and the increase of quality in-home care services, the reasons to continue to live independently is becoming a viable solution for more senior citizens. Companies, such as Maroh Walk-in Tubs, are available to help Senior Citizens maintain their comfortable lifestyle by providing home modifications that make staying at home easy and safe.
Below are some home modifications that Maroh Walk-in Tubs recommends to help Senior Citizens live more comfortably:
1. Walk-In Tubs
Walk-In Tubs are the first great modification that can be done to a home. They are safe, easy to use and allow anyone the independence of giving themselves a bath. With an easy to open door and built-in seating, users can easily step into the tub and sit while they are bathing instead of having to stand. Additionally, walk-in tubs have slip resistant floors and rails, therapeutic bathing, and custom hydrotherapy jetting. Overall, walk-in tubs are a safer alternative to standard bath tubs and showers.
2. Levered Handles
Levered handles are much easier to use than the usual doorknob. Instead of having to turn a knob, levered handles allow a door to open by merely pushing the handle down. The hassle of twisting a knob is eliminated and doors can easily be opened by one quick push downward.
3. Self-Closing Hinges
Self-closing hinges pull a door shut after it has been opened and released. With these hinges, doors basically close themselves. No extra strength is required to shut a door. This is great for seniors because they do not have to exert any effort to shut a door they had trouble closing or might have forgotten to shut.
4. Kick Plates
The additions of kick plates to the bottom of doors are also a beneficial modification. After kick plates are installed there is no longer a risk of tripping over the bottom of a door. They create a flat surface that can be rolled over with a wheel chair and can easily be stepped on or over.
5. Stair Railings
If there are stairs in a senior’s home, it is a good idea to have more hand railings installed. Usually there are only railings on one side of the staircase and by adding one to the other side; seniors can have more stability when going up and down stairs. Additionally, it is important to make sure that the railings are along the full length of the stairs.
6. Widened Door Openings
Widened door openings are perfect for anyone who uses a walker or wheelchair. Having to squeeze through a doorway is no longer an issue and accessibility for seniors is increased. Widened door openings allow a comfortable passage to anyone.
7. Pivot Doors
Pivot doors are the best solution to oversized doors. Since many doorways are wider in senior homes, installing pivot doors are perfect. They can be opened either in or out and there are no sharp edges or corners. The doors also have a smooth surface and finish, which allows light to be reflected to an entire space.
8. Chair and Wheelchair Lifts
Getting up and down the stairs can be a major difficulty, but installing chair or wheelchair lifts are a prime solution. Instead of dealing with the effort of having to walk up or down stairs, a chair lift lets anyone sit down, press a button, and go either up or down the stairs in a short amount of time. The same is done for wheelchairs; one has to go on a platform and is then safely moved to the top or bottom of the stairs. The danger of falling up or down the stairs is no longer an issue.
9. Energy Efficient Windows
Most windows have a huge effect on utility bills since they allow energy loss, but energy efficient windows prevent this issue. They save energy, money, and make one’s home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. These are great for seniors since they are cost effective and create a more comfortable living environment. Drafts are less frequent which also lessens the amount of dust in one’s home.
Sinks are another simple modification that can make life much easier for seniors. With levered faucets and low counter surfaces they can be used without much effort. Also, there is enough room between the floor and bottom of the sink to allow wheelchair access. These adjustments allow seniors to use the sink safely without any trouble.
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construction services that help people live more comfortably. Everyone deserves to live comfortably, and construction modifications to a home can help make that happen.
This kind of contruction can help give your home bathrooms with easier access, hallways and stairs that will help anyone get around the house, and security that will give peace of mind.
Make Showering Easy and Enjoyable Again
The use of a walk-in tub does NOT represent a lack of independence, nor does it portray a sense of slowing down. Rather, Maroh Walk-In Tubs were created to help individuals celebrate and enjoy life. This state-of-the-art creation invites you to indulge on the finer things in life by making something as habitual as showering pleasurable rather than stressful. It is your perfect getaway, right from the comfort of your home.
Of the many benefits a walk-in tub may provide, hydrotherapy is often the most appealing to consumers’ eyes. California Doors & Windows offers a walk-in tub complete with 18 air jets and 10 water jets to soothe your aches and pains. Water treatment has long been distinguished as one of the safest methods of healing ailments related to medical and aging issues. Hydrotherapy increases blood circulation and reduces joint pain and inflammation resulting from rheumatoid arthritis by increasing blood flow. It reduces the effects of stress, lowers blood pressure, and improves sleep. In addition to the hydrotherapy treatment, you also get your own massage therapy sessions right in your home. The water jets deliver a strong pressurized force to loosen the tightness in your muscles after a long day. At the same time, the air jets offer a more gentle massage as streams of soft bubbles delight every part of your body. It relieves your back and knee pains, and gives those tired feet a break from standing all day long. As you enjoy the hydrotherapy of your own personal jacuzzi tub, you are comfortably plopped on the custom head and seat pillows.
While the air and water jets provide you with the hydrotherapy and much needed massages, the other physical attributes of our senior walk-in tubs provide the safety and convenience necessary to enjoy the therapeutic benefits in the first place. Each California Doors & Windows walk-in tub comes with its patented 2/5” step up into the tub, the lowest in the industry. This design is intended to consider seniors and individuals with disabilities who have a hard time getting in and out of the shower. Your hydrotherapy tub has a swinging entry door that is easy to open and close. Both the seat and the floor of the walk in bathtubs have a slip-resistant surface that makes sure you don’t slip. The walk in bathtubs also feature safety grab bars for individuals to hold onto while getting in and out of them. Our claims about our walk in tubs are not sales pitches. They are ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant.
California Doors & Windows offers walk-in tubs are that are fully manufactured in the USA. We offer superior quality at very, very competitive pricing. Why is this worth a try? The answer is that you will be able to enjoy the little things in life. Less stress. More safety. With your own jacuzzi tub right in the comfort of your home, showering is no longer a task that you dread. Make showering easy and enjoyable again. The best part of it all is that we offer a full factory lifetime warranty!
Even years ago, the Greeks and the Romans were aware of the many benefits baths provided. The Romans bathed to keep themselves healthy while the Greeks viewed baths as a cleansing ritual before or after a day’s work and even before battle. These benefits still stand today, with baths offering the comfort and relief essential to alleviating stress and to the soothing of muscles.
Walk-in tubs can offer these same benefits to non-ambulatory bathers. These tubs are designed with an emphasis on safety and ease of use while still creating a luxurious environment for its users. Entry into the tub is easy, with users being able to walk in without having to raise their foot more than a few inches off the floor. The built-in cushioned seat gives bathers that are unable to stand the independence to bathe themselves and it also provides a comfortable place to sit and bathe, thus taking weight off joints and muscles. Other features of walk-in tubs include safety rails both inside and out, slip resistant flooring, a hand-held shower head and adjustable air and hydro jets that can provide localized comfort.
These features of walk-in tubs make it feasible for non-ambulatory users to experience the therapy and comfort of bathing but more importantly, walk-in tubs provide independence and dignity to those who had to previously rely on others for many their needs.
Baths offer getaways from long commutes, stressful workdays and the noise of everyday life and walk-tubs make it possible for everyone to independently enjoy these moments of luxury.
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