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Products for Better Living

 

We love finding solutions that make life a little easier. Sometimes there are great products out there that you may not even know exist.

Our mission is to help people live better through the use of carefully selected products and services – we want to be part of your better living team.

If you know of a product that could help others live better, please let us know!

Better Living Solutions.
Click on the picture of any of these products for more information.  Some of the links will take you to the Amazon site where you can get more information.  Others will take you to the manufacturer’s website.

KITCHEN PRODUCTS

Jar Opener – for people who have trouble twisting jars open. Click on the picture for more information.

Easy to use food chopper.  You don’t need to be able to hold a knife.  You don’t even need hands.  Great for people with arthritis, spinal cord injuries and amputations. Click on the picture for more information.

Easy to use can opener.  You don’t need to be able to hold and twist.  You don’t even need hands or nimble fingers.  Great for people with arthritis, spinal cord injuries and amputations. Click on the picture for more information.

No weight to hold while scalding hot water pours out.  Rest this easy to use colander on the edge of the counter or on a strainer board then just tip to drain the water out.  You don’t even need hands or nimble fingers.  Great for people with arthritis, spinal cord injuries and amputations. Click on the picture for more information.

Small night lights will guide your way to a drink of water in the night.  Just plug it in and it will light up automatically when it gets dark.  You don’t need to fumble around in the dark.  Great for people with people with low vision. Click on the picture for more information.

A shopping trolley will eliminate extra trips to and from the car. Just load up your cart and wheel it into the house. You can also bring this onto your elevator or wheelchair lift for even easier grocery handling. Click on the picture for more information.

 

An easy to use grill means you don’t have to turn on the large oven.  In addition, if you have an in-law suite, you don’t need to build a whole kitchen.  Just get a small fridge and this little grill and a microwave.  Click on the picture for more information.

This smart outlet will allow you to monitor devices from your smart phone. Worried that you or your parents might have left the oven on? Don’t stress – just check the status on your phone.  Click on the picture for more information.

If you cannot use your hands well, or you only have one hand, you may benefit from a plate with a higher side to scoop your food against.  This eliminates the need for using a knife to help get the food onto the fork. Click on the picture for more information.

If you have an old fire extinguisher, or a fire extinguisher that is hard to use, it won’t do you any good if you should ever need it.  For some peoplek the pins in the traditional fire extinguishers are diffifult to pull.  Check out your current fire extinguisher.  Is it still good? Do you know how to use it? Are you able to use it?  It is better to be safe than sorry! Click on the picture for more information.

A smoke alarm is of no use if you cannot hear it.  This smoke alarm flashes a light so that a person with difficulty hearing is able to know that a fire hazard exists! Click on the picture for more information.

It is not a fun purchase, but it could be a lift saver. We all have smoke detectors in our homes, but the threat of carbon monoxide is just as real and even a little scarier because it is silent and odorless.  Get a deterctor today – better safe than sorry!

Citrus fruits provide much needed vitamin “C” and we all know that fresh squeezed is the best.  This juicer will allow you to juice a whole lotta oranges without fatigue.  Also great if you freeze lemon juice cubes to add to water and tea.  Click on the picture for more information.

Make small ice cubes to add to water and cocktails.  Also great if you freeze lemon juice cubes to add to water and tea.  If drinking 8 glasses of water gets boring, just add juice cubes to your water to give it a little extra zing. You can also freeze fresh herbs, so they don’t go to waste.   Click on the picture for more information.

Easy reacher helps you retrieve objects off the floor or up on high shelves. Great for people who should not be climbing ladders or people who use wheelchairs and cannot bend over. Click on the picture for more information.

A high-speed blender makes it easy to prepare protein shakes, smoothies and soup.  These are all quick and easy ways to get protein and other nutrients.   Click on the picture for more information.

Small slow cooker is great for making smaller portions. Easy to use and safer than cooking on the stove top. Great for in-law suites. Throw your dinner in each morning, smell the delicious aroma during the day and then it is ready to eat when you are!

Sorbet maker – for frozen fruit.  Peel some bananas, freeze and keep them ready to make banana ice cream.  Use frozen strawberries, raspberries, or whatever flavor you enjoy to make healthier sorbet.  If you can’t have ice cream, you may enjoy frozen banana ice cream.  It is nice to have a treat every now and then.   Click on the picture for more information.

HEALTHY EATING AND EASY SHOPPING

A protein shake is a quick and easy way to get protein and other nutrients.  Add a frozen banana, flax seeds and some peanut butter for an extra boost.  Click on the picture for more information.

Peel some bananas, freeze and keep them ready to throw into protein shakes and smoothies.  If you have trouble getting out to the grocery store, consider buying groceries from Amazon and having them delivered right to your door.   Click on the picture for more information.

Consider this book of recipes that make it easier to cook for a single person household. Great variety of meal choices. Consider buying your groceries on-line and have them shipped right to your door. Makes shopping for the staples easy.

Easy cooking ideas for the person who is not a super chef.  You may also want to consider ordering the ingredients on line and having them delivered. This makes shopping for the ingredients.

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Being stubborn won’t make your challenges go away. Plan ahead so that you can easily deal with the obstacles that come your way. It is best to not have to make a decision in a time of crisis. Find products, services and a team to spport you now  – as you Age in Place – before you need them.

The products listed below will help make daily living a little easier.

COMFORTABLE DAILY LIVING

Wireless headphones allow you to listen to the tv or radio as loud as you need to – without bothering anybody else in the house.  Click on the picture for more information.

If you are having trouble reading small print, don’t just go without reading. Get a magnifying glass.  Great for people with low vision.  Click on the picture for more information.

If you are having trouble reading small print, don’t just go without reading. This little magnifying glass won’t tire your hand or arm.  It sits on the table and makes reading much easier.  Great for people with low vision.  Click on the picture for more information.

What is your ideal seat height?  Did you getting up is WAY easier if you are sitting at a height that is appropriate for you? Furniture risers allow you to raise your furniture up higher so you will have an easier time sitting down and getting up.  Great for people with weak extremities, stroke, MS, and neuropathy.  Click on the picture for more information.

Don’t climb ladders and risk falling off.  This step stool has a built-in hand hold so you can stay steady on your feet.  Great for people with weak extremities, stroke, MS, and neuropathy.  Click on the picture for more information.

Key and wallet finders may keep you from losing your mind – or at least reduce stress.  If you often misplace objects, you can attach the locator on those objects.  Next time you are looking for an item and you can’t find it, just sound the alert.  Click on the picture for more information.

This cordless vacuum will make hoiusehold chores a little easier – plus there is not trip hazard.  Vacuuming still won’t be fun, but it can be a little easier! Click on the picture for more information.

Front door viewer.  Don’t answer the door blindly. Know who is there before you unlock the door. Click on the picture for more information.

Door blocker.  Prop this against your door to help prevent break-ins. If you live alone and are feeling unsafe, this could help.  However, note that if you call 911, this could also delay their access to your home, so make sure you have a back-up plan. Click on the picture for more information.

Do you have acid reflux?  Sleeping with your head elevated may help.  A wedge pillow keeps your head elevated through the night.  This pillow has contours to help you stay where you need to be instead of sliding down. Click on the picture for more information.

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Our goal is to keep people driving as long as they are safely able.

You will find a list of products below to make car access and driving easier.

When driving is no longer a safe option, we want to help you find alternatives so that you can still enjoy each day to the fullest. Note that some medications can effect your ability to drive. There are many resources available to ensure you are not putting others at risk when you head out onto the road. One of these resources is AAA Senior Driving. You can also check out our resources page for other driving -related resources

BETTER LIVING IN THE CAR

Having trouble getting out of the car?  This multi-purpose tool hooks into the door lock to serve as a handle to hold onto.  It also can break the window and cut the seat belt in case of emergency. Great gift for travelers.  Good for anybody who has weakness in the legs or neuropathy. Click on the picture for more information.

Having trouble getting out of the car?  Here is another tool that loops over the door to serve as a handle to hold onto.  Great gift for travelers.  Good for anybody who has weakness in the legs or neuropathy. Click on the picture for more information.

A seat swivel will help you get into and out of the car more easily.  Great gift for travelers.  Good for anybody who has weakness in the legs, back trouble,  or neuropathy. Click on the picture for more information.

Get a GPS that listens to you.  Don’t be distracted while driving trying to type into your GPS,  just tell your GPS where you want to go.  This is a great gift for travelers.  Click on the picture for more information.

BETTER LIVING IN THE BATHROOM

Add non-slip backing to your rugs and bath mats. Throw rugs are huge cause of tripping and falls.  Don’t risk a fall.  Also great for other areas of the home.  Click on the picture for more information.

This shower chair ensures you do not have to step over the edge of the bath tub.  The arms and the backrest give you extra support.  Plus, it can be swiveled for your convenience.  Click on the picture for more information.

 

This shower seat offers a stylish modern place to sit in the shower.  Don’t settle for an institutional look in your own home. Click on the picture for more information.

Don’t stress about incontinence. Plus, you can order on-line for discreet purchasing and deliveries. Click on the picture for more information.

Welcome To CareZips®

After watching Caregivers struggle to change the adult briefs and seeing the discomfort the process caused to my parent, I thought surely there is a more efficient and more compassionate solution to address adult incontinence. From this need, the patented product CareZips® was formed. A pant unlike any other providing frontal opening from entire waist to both knees, enabling a faster change of the brief for the Caregiver while providing the adult more dignity, more comfort and confidence.

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A towel warmer adds a bit of luxury to your day. Click on the picture for more information.

Warm socks with non-slip backing make for a safer day.  Especially beneficial for diabetics. Click on the picture for more information.

Gray warm socks with non-slip tread make for a safer day.  Especially beneficial for diabetics. Click on the picture for more information.

This grab bar folds out of the way – which can be a benefit for homes with multiple occupants.  May work well next to the toilet. Click on the picture for more information.

BETTER ACCESS TO YOUR HOME

Portable ramps provide quick and easy access.  They can even be folded up and taken along with you.  The typical calculation is: 1″ of rise requires 1′ of ramp length, so a 7″ step would require a 7′ long ramp.  What is appropriate for you may be steeper or less steep – depending on your abilities and your equipment.  Click on the picture for more information.

Roll out the carpet to provide easy access over snowy and icy steps.  You will need to determine if this equipment is right for your abilities and your equipment.  You should still have a handrail to hold onto.  Click on the picture for more information.


You may not realize how much easier it is to step up a half step instead of a whole step.  This is a great way to deal with a single step – split it in half!  You should still have a handrail to hold onto.  Click on the picture for more information.

With this lock, you won’t have to worry about forgetting your keys. You can also provide temporary access to workers without giving out the keys to your house.  Great with caregivers.  Click on the picture for more information.

The Superpole is a great way to have a little help standing up.  It works well in the bathroom and the bedroom.  Since it does not require a lot of construction, it is ideal for rented properties.  Click on the picture for more information.

A threshold ramp makes easy work of a small step into the house.  Perfect and easy to install for any time you need to get a wheelchair into the house.  Click on the picture for more information.

This grab bar folds up out of the way., You may have an entry-way where you could use a grab bar, but don’t want to block access for others who live in the house.  Consider this flip-up bar.  Click on the picture for more information.

This transfer board could make your life a little easier.  You may need to help someone transfer from a wheelchair to the bed or to the toilet or to a stair lift.  If you use this board in conjunction with a belt, you will have an easier time.   Click on the picture for more information.

This gait belt with handles is very popular and when used with a slide board, could make transfers much easier.  You may need to help someone transfer from a wheelchair to the bed or to the toilet or to a stair lift.  If you use this belt in conjunction with a board, you will have an easier time.   Click on the picture for more information.

This stairclimber allows one person to drive another person up and down the stairs without using a lot of strength.  You will need to buy this product from a dealer who will be able to train you before use.  Most dealers also have a demonstration unit to show you before you buy.

A stair lift will enable you to easily move between the floors of your home.  You will need to buy this product from a dealer who will be able to analyze you and your home and safely install it for you. Many states require licensing and permits for stairway lift installations.

Tell us about any other products that you think may help people. You can also tell us about your experience with any of these products. Thank you for your input!
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