We all need help sometimes. Whether we have an injury that creates temporary problems or simply find some things more difficult as we age, these innovative gadgets are great to have around the house. They solve problems we might not realize we even had! Why struggle when you don’t need to?
Gadgets that Make Life Easier
Check out these inexpensive little gadgets that make life much easier as we age. Available on Amazon.
Farberware Hands-Free Automatic Can Opener
We get it – a can opener may not seem exciting, but for those with arthritic hands or shoulder problems, this compact little gadget is such a great thing to have! It opens any size can and stores easily. The technology allows for seamless opening to decrease the hazards of dangerous sharp edges that can be a problem with other can openers. Easy to clean with a wet towel, it makes life easier for seniors – or anyone!
Jar and Bottle Opener for Weak Hands, Lid Opener for Arthritic Hands
Weak hands? No problem. Easy to hold and use, simply place this handy gadget on a lid and the zigzag metal teeth give you extra power! It opens jar or bottle lids of varying sizes, making life exponentially easier. Again, it’s not an exciting gift, but those who own these openers love them!
Grabber Reacher Tool with 180° Angled Arm, 90° Rotating Head and Magnetic Tips
This fabulous little gadget is great for all of us, and not just as we age. It’s ideal to pick up everyday objects around the house, items that roll under the car, and wet clothes from the bottom of the washing machine which I can’t reach. For those with mobility issues, it’s particularly wonderful. Easy to use, you can adjust this grabber reacher tool to work at different angles – and you can quickly change the angle to pick up objects in corners or high positions. It even has a built-in magnet to pick up small metal objects like pins, needles, and keys. It’s foldable and compact, making it easy to transport and store. Don’t wait to buy this one – you will wonder how you got along without it once you have it in the house!
Rechargeable Full-Page Magnifier, Ultra Bright 12 LEDs Handheld Magnifying Glass
My eyesight became increasingly worse after I passed age 45, despite the laser surgery I had when I turned 30. I have reading glasses, but this full-page magnifier with 12 LEDs (6 warm white and 6 cool white) is better. It provides an evenly lit viewing area with no glare, and brightness can be adjusted just by holding the button. Lightweight and ultra-thin, it’s a good design for comfort for most hands. The lens storage bag makes it easily portable, and it recharges easily with any USB port.
Dressing Aid Pocket Dresser to Help with Button Hooks, Zipper Pulls and Shoelaces
6 Speed Cordless Handheld Deep Tissue Muscle Massager
This massage gun is a game-changer for muscle aches. I use it for upper back and shoulder soreness that I get from sitting in front of my computer all day. I also used it in conjunction with physical therapy to help heal from a leg issue. I use it, that is when the rest of my family lets me – my adult children use it for muscle recovery after workouts. This product is priced much lower than the professional models but does a great job at home. It has 6 speeds for deep massage, a rechargeable battery, a detachable massage head, and is very quiet. This is a great gadget to have in the house for everyone!
Easy Up Standing Aid, Mobility Aid, Assist Handle for Couch, Chair, Sofa
I bought this durable stainless-steel item for my younger brother to help him stand up from the bed, sofa, or armchair after his hip replacement at age 50. When he no longer needed it, he gave it to my 92-year-old dad, who benefits from it. The handles provide an anti-slip grip, and it folds flat for travel and storage. Lightweight and easy to use for any age for people with temporary or permanent mobility issues.
Microwaveable Booties and Feet Warmers – Deep-penetrating Heat for Relieving Foot Stiffness and Pain-for Women & Men
100% natural foot warmers are the perfect solution for foot pain and stiffness. Relax on the couch or in bed and put your feet up. Just give these booties a quick spin in the microwave and they’re ready to go. These heat therapy booties deliver soothing, long-lasting, deep-penetrating heat without toxic materials. And they feel wonderful! Not just for seniors- a wonderful gift for anyone!
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