A summer roundup of caregiver and elder-friendly products, services and technology – InForum

A summer roundup of caregiver and elder-friendly products, services and technology – InForum

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  • July 9, 2022
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Dear readers: Once again, it is time for what has become a biannual look at the products and services available to caregivers or the elderly. I am more familiar with some of these products and services than others and in some cases I notice. Unless I say otherwise, these mentions are not intended as endorsement.

Here we go…

CareZips: Joe & Bella is a new and modern brand of adaptive clothing for older adults. Its newest line is CareZips, a patented pants that are easy to wear for adults living with changes due to incontinence, mobility or cognition problems; www.JoeAndBella.com

zipOns: These pants have zippers on the legs from the waist to the edge so they can be easily put on or stretched without having to pull the pants over the legs. They can also be decompressed at the bottom to accommodate molds, straps, and other medical equipment; https://befreeco.com/

bras:

Fresh Comfort bras are recommended for women with mobility issues, especially those facing daily challenges with arthritis, stroke recovery, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and recent surgical procedures; https://www.freshcomfortinc.com/

The Dreamweaver Foundation recently announced the national expansion of Connecting Hope, which grants technology wishes to seniors with terminal illnesses through a unique collaboration with GrandPad. Read the news online; www.dreamweaver.org

Printed puzzles and word searches:

QETS offers free crossword puzzles and large word search puzzles that you can print. They also have 20 or 80 sets of PDF puzzles available for purchase; http://www.qets.com

WordFinder: This site offers information on different ways to strengthen the brain, including activities and games. There is information on memory disorders and additional resources; https://wordfinder.yourdictionary.com/blog/brain-games-and-other-activities-for-memory-loss/

Drops of gelatin: Jelly Drops are innovative and award-winning sweets designed to support hydration in those struggling to consume enough water. They are made with 95% water, contain added electrolytes and do not contain sugar. Inventor Lewis Hornby was inspired to create water candies after his grandmother Pat, who had dementia, was struggling to hydrate. Caregivers have been waiting for them to be available in the U.S., and now they are; www.jellydrops.us

MedicAlert Foundation for medical identifications: There is an 800 number that the emergency room can call and get an updated list of medications, emergency contact information and any other information you have given them. This number is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is recommended by a geriatric caregiver friend; https://www.medicalert.org/

Lauren’s Hope Medical Identification: Personalized medical IDs with a jewelry look; https://www.laurenshope.com/

Storage of medicines and reminders

Locked automatic pill dispenser: E-Pill has a 28-compartment tray, a tilting base for easy dispensing, a stainless steel medicine cup, and two nails; https://www.epill.com/epillstationc.html

Hero: A complete drug management system that includes an award-winning smart dispenser, a drug management app, refills with free delivery (optional) and 24-hour live assistance; https://herohealth.com/

Two notes: A geriatric care manager tells me that he has several clients who use Hero and that they all love him. Also, for transparency, I write for the Hero Health blog.

The rehabilitation shop: If you are caring for someone at home with mobility issues and are looking for equipment, this site may be helpful; https://www.rehab-store.com/browse-categories-by-name.html





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