Seniors face many obstacles in a world not necessarily designed for them. And seniors encounter many of these challenges in their own homes! Moving about from room to room, reaching for items high and low, and spending some well-deserved relaxation time are just a few activities that might seem easy to many people but that can present a challenge for seniors. We’re going to take a crack at solving some of these problems that seniors face around the house.
Reachers have been around for a while. But not all reachers are created equal! Seniors with limited movement or strength will appreciate the well-designed reachers from Juvo. Juvo Reachers allow you to use your whole hand to close the jaws of the reacher. A trigger on the handle allows you to lock the jaws in place so that you don’t have to keep applying pressure on the handle while you’re bringing the item to you.
The soft, rubber jaws of the Juvo Reacher have small teeth for a better grip on small objects like pens. And the jaws are oval shaped so that they fit easily around bottles and other rounded objects. The patented design of the Juvo Reacher helps reduce muscle stress and joint strain in the hands and arms.
A cane is often an essential for seniors who have difficulty walking but want to be mobile and independent. One of the problems with canes is finding a place to put them. Often times, propping it up against a wall or hanging it on a chair or table are the only options available. We don’t think those options are good enough. That’s why we carry the Juvo Stand Up Cane Tip. When you put this tip on your cane, it allows your cane to stand upright on flat, level surfaces. The special tread design and durable rubber construction gives your cane better grip and stability.
Sitting in the recliner and watching TV might seem simple enough, but there are potential challenges for seniors in this classic American activity. For example, recliner handles aren’t the easiest to manipulate. They require bending and reaching over the side of the recliner. And they aren’t particularly easy to grip. A recliner extension handle solves this problem beautifully by attaching securely to your recliner handle, giving you a large area to grip that is closer to you and gives you more leverage.
Once you are comfortable in the recliner, operating the TV can be difficult if you can’t see the tiny buttons on the remote. Large button universal remotes solve this problem simply: they give you large buttons with bold, easy-to-read labels. Are these remotes unusually large? Yes. Is that a good thing? Absolutely. These remotes are very easy to operate and, due to their larger size, harder to misplace. As a bonus, the keypads light up upon touch so that you can still see the buttons in the dark.
Speaking of relaxing in the recliner, a small tray can be useful for holding food, papers, supplies, books, or anything you might be using for work or play. The Assist-A-Tray not only serves as a quality lap desk that swivels out of your way when you aren’t using it, but it also serves to get you to your feet. The Assist-A-Tray provides a safety handle with a rubber grip that you can use to pull yourself out of your seat. The solid footrests adjust in length to fit securely under the legs on either side of your favorite chair or sofa to provide stability. The Assist-A-Tray is both useful as a desk and as an assistive device for standing.
Seniors face a lot of mobility challenges, many of which are in their own home. But these products can add some relief and help make a house a home, allowing seniors to be more active and independent.