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8 Gadgets for Seniors Living Alone

 

Being a senior does not mean you need to be left out of the tech-centric world of the 21st century. There are tech gadgets designed specifically for seniors or those that can be employed by seniors to make their life just a little bit easier. Here are our top picks:

1. Amazon Echo

Alexa is a great way for seniors who are living alone to stay updated on their social and family life as well are current events. Once it has been set up, a simple question or command can give an update on the news, weather, time, date or anything else, as well as help make calls to friends and family.

2. Automatic Vacuum

As you get old, vacuuming a home can be an extremely painstaking task. Get your hands on one of these little robots and let them whiz around and do the work for you. No more working about dusty floors and unclean rooms.

3. Motion Activated Toilet Night Light

 

With age, our eyes do not adapt to the dark as well as they used to. Getting up in the middle of the night to make your way to the toilet can be a terrifying ordeal. Get a motion-activated toilet light that illuminates the bowl when you enter the vicinity.

4. Automatic Pill Dispenser



Forgetting to take your pills and forgetting which ones to take when can be extremely frustrating. There are many different sorts of automatic pill dispensers that exist in the market so you can get one that best suits you. They buzz until you actually take your pills out, so you will never forget a dose!

5. Power Lift Recliner

These recliners are perfect for those seniors who love comfortable seating but find it difficult to get up once they sit down. These recliners lift up to get you in a near standing position so you don’t need to fret about getting up on your own.

6. Electronic Cork Screw

All because you’re getting older and have trouble using a traditional corkscrew, does not mean you need to compromise on your occasional glass of wine to help you relax. These electronic corkscrews just need to be placed on the bottle and they do all the work for you!

7. Easy Remote

Television remotes these days have become extremely complicated with too many buttons or no buttons at all! They are getting smaller in size and more difficult to use. Luckily, easy remotes with big buttons exist for seniors; all they have are volume, channel and power on/off buttons, getting rid of all the complication, and keeping it simple.

8. Smartphones for Seniors

Jitterbug makes a smartphone specifically for seniors that uses a simple android interface with just the essentials to make using the phone a little easier. It has a large display and no extra apps that make the usage complicated; it’s simple and straightforward and designed with seniors in mind.
Give your grandkids a run for their money by showing them how tech-savvy you can be! These gadgets will make your life a little bit easier and help you feel more connected to this tech-loving world!

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