5 Essential Senior Care Supplies for the Home

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The Top 5 In-Home Care Supplies for Seniors

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 19, 2015

When a senior receives in-home care, there are a few medical supplies that can be helpful to have around the house. Since each senior’s needs differ, knowing which supplies to purchase can be difficult. To make it easier, the staff at Home Care Assistance in Scottsdale has assembled a list of the top 5 in-home care necessities for your elderly loved one.

1. Shower Chair

Taking a shower is a common part of everyday life, but it can be difficult for some seniors. However, shower and bath chairs can make getting clean much easier and safer. These chairs can prevent falls and allow your loved one to maintain his or her privacy and independence.

2. Toilet Seat Elevator

Seniors who struggle to rise from chairs often have trouble getting up from the toilet as well. Toilet seat elevators increase the height of the toilet seat, making it easier to stand back up after using it.

3. Bed Cane

Getting in and out of bed can be exhausting for some seniors, but bed canes can make this less tiring. The flat portion of the cane uses the weight of the mattress to stay in place, and the rest of it works like a regular cane. The handle gives your loved one something to grab onto as he or she gets in or out of the bed.

4. Ergonomic Cutlery

Some seniors are unable to feed themselves with regular cutlery because arthritis or other conditions prevents them from holding onto it. Ergonomic cutlery is specially designed to be easier to grasp, which can give your loved one the boost he or she needs to eat comfortably.

5. Stair Lift

Two-story homes can be very beautiful, but they can also be a challenge for seniors to navigate. A stair lift can help your loved one glide up or down the stairs with ease. This can increase your loved one’s independence and allow him or her to remain comfortable and safe at home.

Your loved one will appreciate the effort you’ve put into ensuring his or her comfort. In addition to keeping some of these items in his or her home, you can help your loved one comfortably age in place by hiring a live-in or hourly caregiver in Scottsdale. Home Care Assistance trains every caregiver thoroughly after conducting an extensive background check, ensuring your loved one will be in safe hands. To learn more about our senior care services, call a Care Manager today at 480.448.6215.