Christmas time is here again. Treat yourself or your loved one with a gift that will make ageing a bit easier. If you know someone who is struggling with daily tasks because of reduced mobility or athritis, then one of these 5 items can really make their life, and the life of their family members, much easier.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to complete the order form for any of these 5 items via our partners at Care Safety Solutions Ltd.
(All prices provided are inclusive of VAT and shipping.)
#1.- Self-Standing Cane with Light - from SteadyCane ($385.00 TTD)
I hurt my foot recently and used crutches for a while. It's extra dangerous to walk into a dark room if you have a walking stick or crutches. Not to mention, it can be hard to find somewhere to lean them up when you're not using them. This walking stick: stands up by itself, is foldable for easy transport, has a wrist strap to help you hold it easily, is height adjustable for short people like me and has a bright LED Light to help you see where you're going.
#2- Automatic One Finger Can Opener ($400.00 TTD)
If you have athritis, a shoulder injury or if you are just fedup of struggling with big, heavy can openers, this one is for you. Just place the Automatic Can Opener on top of the can, press the button and the can will be open in seconds. A little extra help in the kitchen is always useful.
#3- Car Caddie- to help you get in and out of the car easily ($485.00TTD)
Seniors who may not move as briskly as they used to might need a little extra support to get in and out of a vehicle. The Car Caddie is a sturdy and easy to reach device to help get you to a standing or sitting position. It can help reduce the likelihood of pain and falls when entering or leaving the car.
#4- Portable Fall Alert for Cane, Walker or Wheelchair ($750.00TTD)
Falls are serious business. They can lead to head injuries, broken bones and a decrease in somebody's confidence. Help prevent falls with an alert which attaches to a walker, wheelchair or cane. If the walker, cane or wheelchair tips past a 30 degree angle, the alarm sounds. This can also be used as a PANIC alert system that is in easy reach if someone is in danger.
#5- Door knob Gripper (pack of 2) ($350.00TTD)
Only when we get older do we realise how difficult little things like opening a door can be. But for people with limited dexterity or mobility, turning a smooth, round door knob can be very frustrating. The door knob grip cover gives you something to hold on to and makes it easier to use slippery doorknobs. It's also quick and easy to install and even easier to use.
So there you go. 5 gift ideas for mom or dad, granny or grandpa, or even just for you. Remember, there are many useful gadgets specially designed to make getting older safer, easier and more enjoyable.
Follow Age Caribbean for more updates and advice on age-friendly services.
Dr James Bratt, Lead Consultant at Age Caribbean and Geriatric Psychicatrist.