April 6, 2021

4 Simple Things Seniors Can Do To Make Daily Living Easier

As we get older almost anything can start to feel like a chore. But with arthritis and worsening eyesight, many seniors find that things aren’t as easy to do as they used to be. Here are a few things that can help make things easier for our aging family members and how they will help life become a bit more manageable. 

Pillboxes to ease daily living for seniors

Having a pillbox handy can provide an easy way for seniors to keep their medications organized. People usually opt for the simplicity that a weekly organizer offers, which comes with seven compartments — one for each day — but there are also other options. If your loved one depends on their iPhone to keep themselves organized, then a great app to use is the Pillboxie app for iOS. It’s a great pill organizer that works digitally and sends a personalized notification when it’s time to take their meds. It’s also packed with features to help them track and manage their medications. 

Color-coded keys for improving daily living for seniors

When you’re an older adult, all the keys tend to look the same, and it can be hard to see which one is which until they eventually have to try every key. To help them save some time, each key’s ends can be color-coded using different nail polish colors. It’s best to use a color-coding system that will help them remember the purpose of every key. For example, if their front door is painted yellow, it’s best to use yellow-colored nail polish so they can quickly identify that it’s a key for the front door. 

Key finder for improved daily living

If your loved ones are tired of losing their car keys (which is usually accompanied by panic since they just realized that the keys are missing) there’s an easy solution. This is where a key finder comes in, which are now more affordable than ever. All they need to do is to attach a key finder to their car keys and download the smartphone app that comes with it. They can then use the key finder to find their keys through a map or ring the key finder to find their keys quickly. 

Microfiber cleaning slippers for seniors

Cleaning can be one of the most tedious tasks for seniors, and it can also quickly aggravate back pain and other aches around the body. To help them clean floors, a set of microfiber cleaning slippers can be an excellent investment. While it may seem silly at first, the microfiber extensions located on the soles of these cleaning slippers will be able to pick up hair, dust, and dirt while they continue with their daily activities. It’s also straightforward to clean them up; just throw them in the washing machine, and that’s it. 

For more details on how you can help your loved ones live more comfortably while making life in their homes more manageable, visit our Blue Zones guide. But if you’re looking for options with senior living communities and want to provide your loved ones with the best lift for their retirement, then check our website and find out how we can help.

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