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Personal Care Products for the Elderly

August 06, 2020 3 min read

Letting our elderly loved ones take charge of their personal hygiene is one way that we can promote independent and active ageing. It allows them to age with dignity as we give them the power to make their own choices, respecting their personal space in the process. Here are 6 products that make self-care easier for them in an instant!


1. Nail Clipper with Magnifier


Did you know that nails increase in thickness with age? Chances of them being curved or splitting are also much higher. The Nail Clipper with Magnifier has a wide handle and a 4x magnification effect which make it easier for users to trim their own nails with confidence, reducing eye strain at the same time.

 

2. Long Handle Hair Brush


HappyHome Long Handle Hair Brush

As simple as it sounds, hair brushing is a daily task that seniors might struggle with as it requires the lifting of their arms. The HappyHome Long Handle Hair Brush helps to minimise shoulder and upper arm movement, offering greater independence for those with limited dexterity or arthritis. The long ergonomic handle also reduces strain during brushing.


3. Dressing Aids

As a result of age or particular disabilities, our mobility and dexterity might be reduced. With reduced mobility and dexterity, important daily tasks, such as buttoning a shirt, could become quite a struggle. But, this does not mean that you have to be completely dependent on someone else to dress you.

HappyHome Dressing StickHappyHome Button Hook & Zipper PullHappyHome Button Hook & Zipper Pull

For seniors with difficulty bending or with limited upper extremity movement, the HappyHome Dressing Stick assists them in putting on jackets, pulling up pants or removing socks. On the other hand, as its name suggests, the HappyHome Button Hook & Zipper Pull helps users button and zip their clothes quickly with one hand.

These clever yet simple knick-knacks are designed to help its users cope with their minor day-to-day inconveniences which allows them to reduce dependency on others and live as independently as possible.

4. Thermometer



In times like these, seniors might prefer to take more safety precautions. One way to do so is by monitoring their health daily with the Rossmax Oral Thermometer with Flexible Tip TG380.


5. Magnifiers



“Old already, cannot see” is a common phrase that seniors in our society say when they struggle to read text on signs, manuals or menus. Rather than dismissing their poor eyesight as a condition that cannot be helped, it would be useful to consider purchasing a magnifier to reduce eye strain, depending on the type of activity users engage in.

The Eschenbach Mobilux LED Reading Magnifier, for instance, is a portable magnifier designed with a powerful LED light bulb and a wide handle for easy grip. It comes with a fitted cover as well as snap-on light filters included. The Sheet Magnifier is anotherdistortion-free, flexible and foldable tool that helps with the reading of newspapers and books.


6. Weekly Pill Dispenser



The HappyHome Weekly Pill Dispenser contains 7 compartments for a weekly dosage. Seniors who tend to forget their medication might benefit from the easy-to-open lids that are marked with letters corresponding to each day of the week. This product is compact, making it a great travel companion too! 

 

One of the greatest benefits of using such personal care products is that individuals do not have to give up their functional capabilities, even if they are limited, and end up completely reliant on someone else. By supporting individuals in activities that they struggle with, these products allow individuals to carry out their basic daily activities independently. This could help to maintain, or even increase an individual's functional capabilities over time. 

Age does not have to be a limiting factor in your independence and comfort. If you or your loved ones are facing a little trouble with daily activities, do look for suitable daily living aids that would help you in your daily routine so that you can live independently, comfortably and enjoy a higher quality of life. 

Shop our Daily Living Aids range HERE!

 


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