Articles about making life easier around the house, including articles about adaptive household aids.

Don’t Get Beat by the Summer Heat

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 8/20/2018 to Around The House
Don’t Get Beat by the Summer Heat
August is Summer Sun Safety Month and it’s no guess as to why, August is usually the hottest month of the year. As temperatures and humidity begin to rise, our hydration levels lower to a point that our body begins to sweat to keep us cool. Many jobs require to be out in the heat all day, but also many activities. While most people are content to slap on some sunscreen and drink a few bottles of water, sun damage goes further than a sunburn and dry mouth. Those with disabilities need to be careful as they can be at a higher risk for heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, heat rash, and heart complications. That’s why it’s important to outsmart the heat and drink plenty of water.

Technology and the Aging Population

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 10/27/2017 to Around The House
Technology and the Aging Population

Technology: You can't get away from it! For most people, it's a love-hate relationship — you can't live with it but you can't live without it! The older generation, in particular, has increasingly begun to understand the need and necessity of 'getting with the program' when it comes to modern day technology - even if it means an ongoing refusal to get an email account.

A Little Help Equals a Big Difference

Posted by Tanika on 7/2/2017 to Around The House
A Little Help Equals a Big Difference
If you or a loved one are in your elderly years, have a chronic health condition, and/or disability, performing normal day to day tasks may be complicated for you. Tasks that the average person considers simple may not be so simple to you. Everyday activities such as opening doors, putting away or retrieving items, etc. may be complicated for you. We are going to discuss some adaptive tools and gadgets that can uncomplicate these tasks and others.