17 November 2022

Benefits of using an eyedrop-guide for administrating eye drops

Avoid contamination, accuracy, reduce the risk of injuries – essential caregiver tools

Remedic Eye Drop Guide Aid

No matter if instilling eye drops for yourself, or as a caregiver to another person, it is never easy. Aging people sometimes can’t tilt their heads enough to find a good dropping position. Half is easily spilled -and that can be quite expensive depending on the medication you need.

The tissue around the eye is very delicate and there is good reason why doctors frequently advise not to rub your eyes. Especially when you have an eye infection. The tip of the eye dropper should never be touched by hand, not even by your eyelids or lashes, to avoid contamination of the eye drops.

The eye is very sensitive – that is why it is so difficult to control our blinking reflex. If the tip of the eye dropper hits the eyeball this can lead to serious injuries. This makes it very challenging when administrating eye drops for children or older adults, they might move their heads and hit the dropper. When instilling the drops into your own eyes, a small tremor can easily lead to an eye injury.

An eyedrop-guide aid can solve several of those problems:

  • It keeps the tip of the eye dropper clear of the eye – this way it avoids contamination but also minimizes the risk of an eye injury
  • The soft rim makes it easy to keep the eye open and work against the blinking reflex
  • No more guessing, it guides the drops directly into the open eye
  • After using you can fold back the top and screw the lid back onto the bottle to keep your medication as germ free as possible

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29 October 2022

Gift Ideas for Elderly Friends & Loved Ones

practical gift ideas for seniors

Finding the perfect gift is a challenge for everyone. When it comes to the older adults in your life it gets even more difficult.

But there are plenty of ways you can make them feel special. For many seniors, the key elements of a gift are practicality and functionality. If you can come up with something that will make their lives easier, healthier, or more fun, you can bring a smile to their faces.

When shopping for the best gift ideas, pay attention to your elderly’s personality, interests, and health. There is nothing better than a gift that can be put to good use.

day pill organizer in real leather sleeve

A thoughtful gift that simply shows your appreciation is more than enough to put a smile on their face or perhaps make their lives a little easier.

Spend some time and check out the gifts below, I am sure you’ll find some useful and practical ideas that you know would lend a hand one way or another!

 

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21 October 2022

A shower chair makes showering safer

Shower chairs make showering safer for people with mobility challenges. I allows them to maintain dignity and independence while bathing by providing a stable and secure in-shower support to sit on and bathe without the fear of falling, while in the shower.

Taking a shower can become exhausting as you age, recover from surgery or deal with a chronic illness. Standing for long periods of time to get clean might not be an option for everyone. Shower chairs offer both the physical support to bathe and help empower you or a loved one.

A shower chair can help conserve energy, because for a lot of people, showers can be really taxing. People start to avoid showering because it’s difficult for them. Sometimes it can be frightening because a lot of people have falls in the shower. If you can equip them with a sturdy support, they’ll feel a bit more comfortable.”

Falls are a real risk for people with mobility, strength, and balance issues. That risk is heightened in the potentially slippery environment in a bathroom

Falls in or near the bathtub are common and result in a significant number of annual emergency room visits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC (see link at the bottom)

While anyone can fall while showering, the likelihood of falls in or near the bath increases as we age. One way to reduce this risk and gain stability is to use a shower or bath chair. These chairs provide support and safety by letting you sit while bathing.

 

  • Shower chairs, also known as tub chairs, shower seats, shower benches, shower stools, and sometimes commode chairs, are water resistant seating solutions that go inside a shower or tub to provide people who have difficulty standing in the shower a safe seat so they can bathe in comfort and confidence. Shower chairs are made from waterproof, non-rusting materials, such as plastic and aluminum. Well-designed chairs have slip-resistant seats and nonskid foot tips, making them safe to use on slippery or in wet conditions. A sturdy shower chair can help you maintain balance and stability while in the bathtub. This can significantly reduce the potential for injuries, including bruising, concussions, and broken bones.
  • Who should use a shower chair?

The stability provided by a shower seat is appropriate for people who have significant balance issues, tire easily, have leg weakness, and are at a high risk of slipping and falling. These chairs are particularly helpful for people experiencing permanent or temporary mobility issues, as well as those who find movement painful.

 

Remedic Safety Shower Chair Tool-Free Assembly Height Adjustable Soft PUR Seat Handle with Anti-Slip Rubber Tips for Stability Heavy Duty
Remedic Safety Shower Chair Tool-Free Assembly Height Adjustable Soft PUR Seat Handle with Anti-Slip Rubber Tips for Stability Heavy Duty

 

  • This is what our customers say:

 

  • Lee

5.0 out of 5 stars Very comfortable versatile chair

Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2022

Verified Purchase

I bought this chair for my in-laws so they can use it inside their shower stall and also move the chair around for other purposes. The chair takes me about five minutes to put together. The chair is very comfortable for them to sit and dress after shower. It also turns out that this chair can be raised really high even for their kitchen counter so if necessary, they can use the chair for other temporary purpose around the house. This chair does not have suction cups like most shower chairs on Amazon; but it has non-slip rubber tips/cups at the bottom so the chair is very stable in and out of their shower stall.

3 people found this helpful

 

  • K. m

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent finally took a long shower

Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2021

Verified Purchase

This seat says lightweight and the legs are not heavy but it is a solid solid seat and is very very sturdy. I am right at the weight limit, the seat is large enough for an ample backside and this is very comfortable. I have a small shower in width and the footprint fits perfectly. The height is perfect and adjustable. It was higher priced than most and I am glad I spent the money and not mess around. I feel safe using it for support when washing my hair and not worry about my knees giving out while trying to shower.

3 people found this helpful

 

  • Wadco

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid shower/vanity seat for my wife.

Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2022

Verified Purchase

It came, I snapped it together in about five minutes, put it in the shower and my wife tells me every day how much she likes it and how much more secure it makes her feel. Then it comes out of the shower to the front of the sink and is just the right height to double as a makeup bench. I’m delighted we found this.

One person found this helpful

 

  • Honest consumer

5.0 out of 5 stars Great shower chair for post-surgery!

Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2021

Verified Purchase

This stool is perfect! It fits in my 100-year old tub, it is sturdy, and the molded seat is secure. I’m tall, so the adjustable legs came up nice and high. I felt safe using it- it is sturdy & comfy! Perfect for knee or hip replacement.

 

  • Happy

5.0 out of 5 stars Shower Chaire

Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2021

Verified Purchase

I like the sturdiness of this stool, having had issues using others in a similar style I was reluctant to purchase it, however, this stool is great. The seat is comfortable as well as sized to fit as designed in my small shower and tub, which are on the small side compared to today’s, luxury bathrooms. Thank you for a quality product that is safe to use.

One person found this helpful

 

  • MEA

4.0 out of 5 stars Safety in the Shower

Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2021

Verified Purchase

The main feature of this shower chair is the height. It is adjustable, but you can set it at a taller height than most shower chairs. I like that the back of the seat is curved; it feels more secure than the flat stool I had previously used. The chairs are fastened with wing-nut style bolts. The legs do not seem especially stable, but they have been fine in the shower. I appreciate the non-slip caps on the legs. Overall, I like this item and feel safer in the shower for having it. I think it’s slightly overpriced, but I needed the extra height.

11 people found this helpful

 

  • Pamela A.

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for my RV tub!

Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2021

Verified Purchase

I am very happy with this shower chair! It fits perfectly in my RV tub. So easy now to bathe/wash my hair while sitting. The design is awesome & there’s no fear of slipping off. VERY solid & sturdy!

One person found this helpful

 

  • Nevertheles

5.0 out of 5 stars This chair fits into a small shower in a RV perfectly.

Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2021

Verified Purchase

We use it in a small shower in a RV. It is small, but sturdy, easy too assemble and we feel save sitting on it in the shower. I can highly recommend this chair.

2 people found this helpful

 

  • david w.

5.0 out of 5 stars Well made

Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2022

Verified Purchase

Well made & sturdy.

 

  • SoMe

5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for

Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2021

Verified Purchase

The chair was very easy to assemble. The seat isn’t slippery, as some chairs are, It’s great in my stand-up shower. I lost a little room, but that’s OK, I feel safer. So far I’m happy I purchased this

2 people found this helpful

 

  • Philomena E.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great shower chair for small spaces.

Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2021

Verified Purchase

I have searched for, without success, a shower bench that would fit into my narrow 15″ tub. I previously purchased 2 of them, and had to return them. I took a chance on this bench and was very pleased, with it. It fits perfectly. It is balanced and when I sit on it, I don’t fear toppling over. This is a great buy. I highly recommend it.

13 people found this helpful

 

  • Angela

5.0 out of 5 stars Allows me to be more independent

Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2021

Verified Purchase

Lightweight but sturdy and comfortable. Makes showering so much easier for me and I love that it’s so easy to move I can grab it with one hand and put it anywhere in my bathroom. I use it to style my hair too by sitting it in front of the sink/mirror.

2 people found this helpful


 

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