Nobody likes to get old, but the reality is that it’s better than not getting old. If you or someone you love is approaching the time in their life when doing ordinary activities is getting a bit dangerous, consider purchasing some of these helpful products. It’s better to be prepared now rather than endure an accident later.
Rolling Step Stool
As you age, your coordination and balance weaken. It may be difficult to reach items on a high shelf, on top of the refrigerator or overhead. Before you wobble off a kitchen chair and fall, purchase a folding step stool with side rails on spring loaded casters. This type of stool is easy to move just where you need it but stays steady when you climb up.
Adding a few motion-sensor lights at the top and bottom of stairs and in hallways can keep you safe before you take a misstep. Designed to illuminate the ground, these plug-in lights are like regular nightlights but with an advantage. They react to movement, so they only come on when you need them to and they are brighter, making it easier to get around at night.
Electric Tea Kettle
If you’re a tea drinker, you probably enjoy the ritual of listening to the whistling kettle and pouring the hot water into a mug over your Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea. If, however, your strength is starting to wane, and lifting that copper kettle is starting to feel dangerous, considering purchasing a small electric teapot. They are lightweight, easy to use and help you make a perfect cup of tea safely.
Getting older is part of life. It doesn’t have to be unpleasant as long as you add in a few little extra tools to help you remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.