10 Easy Living Aids to Make Life Comfortable for Seniors

Gone are the days when seniors in India had to depend entirely on children and family for basic needs. A growing number of Indian seniors are financially stable, socially active, and more educated about health and well-being.

As an older adult, if you feel that you still want to -

  • Live life on your own terms,
  • Take better care of yourself,
  • Join meet-up groups,
  • Go for your favorite trips, and
  • Stay active and connected in life,

- then this article is for you!

To play your second innings with joy, comfort, and confidence, take a look at 10 unique independent living aids for seniors.

These include folding arm supports, hand warmers, hernia belts and other products to help make daily living for seniors, convenient and safe. These are also practical gift ideas for senior citizens.

 

10 Everyday Products for Seniors Who Love Independent Living

 

1. Walking Stick with Seat - Pedder Johnson

Do you love walking, but feel like taking rest during long walks? Pedder Johnson’s walking stick with seat lets you be ready for long walks with confidence.

Features

  • Sturdy and provides firm support
  • Walking stick with a folding seat attached to it.
  • Dimensions: Height (till seat) - 57 cms, seat: 19 x 18 cms, Full length of the stick: 90 cms

2. Ortho Back Rest - Vissco

If you want to sit and relax without having to find back support, then this portable ortho back rest is a must-have aid for seniors.

Features

  • Light-weight and portable
  • Removes discomfort and pain post-surgery
  • Improves posture when placed on poorly-designed chairs
  • Easy-to-adjust at various angles
  • Helps in sitting upright on the bed or floor

3. Hernia Belt - Tynor

Tynor’s Hernia Belt offers gentle relief from reducible inguinal hernia by providing adjustable and comfortable pressure to the hernia.

Features

  • Controlled pressure and soft pads for your comfort
  • Helps eliminate the occurrence of herniation
  • Available in skin colour - can be worn inconspicuously under clothing
  • Soft, skin-friendly material
  • Adjustable leg and abdominal straps

4. Body & Hand Warmers (Pack of 5 & 3 Pairs) - Warmee

These amazing hand warmers provide instantaneous heat generation and require no external source, making them ideal for travel.

Features

  • Easy to use, non-toxic and non-combustible
  • Generates heat up to 55 degree Celsius
  • Offers warmth for up to 8 hours
  • Designed to offer safe and natural heat

5. Aluminium Folding Arm Support - Pedder Johnson

This aluminium folding arm support, which provides ample rest while sitting down and support for when you need to get up, is specially designed for older adults with disabilities.

Features

  • Useful for people with leg mobility issues
  • Light-weight and easy to use
  • Helps people get up and sit down using their own arm strength
  • Can be easily assembled and dismantled
  • Useful for senior citizens

6. Fully Automatic Arm Cuff BP Monitor - EasyCare

The compact and light-weight, fully automatic BP monitor by EasyCare is one of the best health products for seniors. Measure your blood pressure at home with ease.

Features

  • Gives accurate readings
  • Based on Oscillometer Method Measuring Principle
  • Silicon integrated pressure sensor
  • Measures IHB (irregular heartbeat) and pulse rates to give alerts
  • Display shows systolic pressure, diastolic pressure and pulse rate
  • Automatic start/stop
  • Easy-to-change settings
  • Buttons for easy access with one finger

7. Bath Stool with Rotating Padded Seat - Drive DeVilbiss

This bath stool is a useful product for seniors. It comes with a rotating padded seat that lets you have a relaxing shower experience. It enhances security and support in the bathroom or shower area.

Features

  • Provides stability and avoids slipping in the bathroom
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy, tool-free assembly
  • Push-button allows height adjustment
  • Seat height may be adjusted from 16" to 22", in 1" increments
  • Seat rotates 360° and locks every 90°

8. Rotating Suction-Cup Bar - Drive DeVilbiss

A handy bath safety accessory, this bar with suction cups gives you the freedom to adjust the angle of the grab bar. It is the right product for older adults who want to retain independence while bathing.

Features

  • Easy-to-install and remove without gear or a service expert
  • A colour indicator confirms when the set up became "safe secure"
  • Will not damage tiles
  • Large suction cups keep the bar sturdy
  • Release levers make the placement of suction-cup grab bars quick and easy

9. Anti-Slip Shower Mat - Eversafe by Seniority

The anti-slip shower mat is a great accessory for shower areas and pool areas. This mat is designed with the safety and comfort of users in mind.

Features

  • Acupressure massage points
  • Anti-skid texture
  • Soft and durable
  • Anti-slip surface
  • Made of good quality PVC

10. Gyneac Binder, Large- Vissco

A comfortable binder that supports the abdomen by relieving strain on the muscles. The binder provides proper support without squeezing and cramping.

Features

  • Effective in post-operative support
  • Effective in abdominal surgery
  • Recommended in cases of pregnancy
  • Made from cotton knitted elastic fabric
  • Allow the skin pores to breath

The motto of Seniority is to make living easier, comfortable and confident as you age. Try these products that greatly improve independent living, and gain confidence for your daily routines.