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Senior Care Products - Senior Services Explained

Today, technology & innovation make it easier to live in one's own home with quality, for a longer period of time. Though simple things like house cleaning or repair are needed, more difficult services like in-home surveillance, transportation to/from doctors, medical provider referrals, etc., all can be arranged & obtained.

 

  Home Medical Supplies & Equipment:

 

    Adaptive Senior Clothing - Shirts, dresses, even pants now can have ease of on-off by use of Velcro and innovative design elements, especially for those who have lost finger dexterity, mobility, or who suffer from incontinence & require adult diapers.

     

    Diabetic Supplies - Machines to test blood sugar levels and other supplies can often be paid for by Medicare, and some companies even show you how . . .

     

    Disabled Equipment & Supplies - The range of items from health-alert call buttons, big-button phones, high-rise toilet seats, automatic pill dispensers, walkers, even muscle stimulation equipment, all are now available near your loved one, or at an online store . . .

     

    Hearing Aids & Supplies - When their hearing begins to fail, it also impacts their memories, so getting them proper equipment from these suppliers helps . . .

     

    Incontinence | Home Health - Incontinence supplies (like diapers) plus equipment to help make this problem a bit easier to live with . . .

     

    Optical Goods | Glasses (eyes) - Vision is a safety issue, in and out of the house, so getting your loved one the proper glasses or help is essential . . .

     

    Orthopedic Appliances (for the feet) - Arch supports, foot massager, insoles for shoes, lifts, all can make their painful feet feel much better . . .

     

    Wheelchairs | Powered Mobility Scooters - To help people still get around safely, these companies often make sure Medicaid pays for powered wheelchairs & scooters

     

 Home Alarm & Security Systems  - Choose a system that they operate, or one that works through your computer so you can see if they're moving throughout the house, many new choices exist . . .

 

 Seniors Home Maintenance & Repair: Interior

 

    Air Conditioning - Keep them cool and breathing healthier air . . .

     

    Carpenter | Handyman - For when they can no longer be their own handyman or Mr/Ms fix-it . . .

     

    Home Carpet | Rug Cleaning - Old carpets are dangerous to walk on, and to breathe old dirt . . .

     

    Disabled Access Retrofitting |  Home Modification Contractors - From installing grab bars and ramps, to making sure locks are safe, these professionals can truly help them stay in their home longer, more safely and more comfortably . . .

     

    Electricians - Lighting is a safety issue as well, so prevent shocks or dimly lit halls & rooms . . .

     

    Heater Furnace, Duct Cleaing - If their vents haven't been cleaned in years, it's even harder for them to breathe dusty and dirty air that hurts their lungs . . .

     

    Home Heating Contractors - Make sure they don't catch harmful colds & even pneumonia from a poorly operating heater or furnace . . .

     

    Home Cleaning Maid Service - They've worked hard all their lives, but keeping the house clean & orderly is also a safety issue . . .

     

    Painters - Brightening up their environment, as well as keeping it clean and healthy is important for your loved one . . .

     

    Home Pest Control - Get rid of ants, cockroaches, mice, rodents, etc., so your loved one doesn't accidentally ingest poisons they left around the house . . .

     

    Plumbers - The house may have leaky pipes too, that contribute to dampness or leaks -- both are health & safety issues . . .

     

    Refrigerator Freezer Repair  - More convenient designs are available for older people, plus more energy efficient units will help save money . . .

     

    Washer Dryer Repair - Maybe it's not time to get a new washer or dryer, so they'll thank you for arranging care . . .

     

 Seniors Home Maintenance & Repair: Exterior

 

    Home Gutter | Downspout Cleaning - Spring, Fall & Winter (even Summer) rains can lead to dampness or damage in their home that you can get fixed . . .

     

    Home Lawn Mowing - When it's too backbreaking but they don't want their house to look in disrepair, simple lawn cutting services exist . . .

     

    Roof Repair | Roofing - A leaky roof can create mold & water damage, plus be an entry for pests, rodents, etc.,

     

    Home Snow Removal - They probably never liked doing this for themselves, but it's a safety hazard if they step outside from their transportation . . .

     

    Tree Trimming - Keep their home looking like healthy people live there, and let in more light into their home with proper trimming . . .

     

 Prepared Meal Home Delivery Service - Working with one of the local meal preparation & home meal delivery services can help make sure they're eating properly . . .

     

 Beds, Mattress & Appliances:

 

    Appliance Repairs - Perhaps they need a new TV, washing machine, dryers, etc., and cannot go out themselves to buy one . . .

     

    Beds | Mattresses - They may have soiled their mattress, or require a specialty bed that inclines, or is more like a hospital safety bed . . .

     

     

 Pet Care & Vet Assisted Services:

 

    Animal Hospitals - If they can't get take their sick pet to the hospital, some hospitals offer pick-up service to help . . .

     

    Vet Emergency Services - Mom or dad maybe can't take of their loving pet, but vets are in their area that may even do house calls

     

    Pet Sitting | Boarding | Kennels - For short-term stays during a sickness, these animal board & care facilities may be the solution 

     

    Pet Washing | Grooming - When your loved one is unable to properly care for their loving pet, you could do this for them . . .

     

 

  Health & Long Term Care Insurance:

 

    Auto Insurance - Perhaps their car insurance is up for renewal, and there may be ways to save money with a new quote . . .

     

    Long Term Care Insurance - Long Term care insurance can provide in or out of home coverage for prescriptions, care providers, etc., Some plans offer investment returns similar to an IRA. Be sure to review the fine print of annual maximums, exclusions, qualifications, etc

     

 Doctors & Clinics

 

    Dialysis Clinics - You can't live without a kidney, so taking proper care is important . . .

     

    Dentists: Bridges | Dentures - When your loved one no longer has all their teeth, they still need to chew & eat food . . .

     

    Dentists: Gum Disease | Periodontics - In elderly people, gum disease is more common, and a Periodontist can help . . .

     

    Dentists: Root Canal | Endodontics - In order to maintain proper health for their mouth, ability to eat, etc., they may need a root canal . . .

     

    Holistic Practitioners - Some respond more to 'eastern medicines' or holistic practices for their medical needs vs. pills, etc.,

     

    Ophthalmologist | Optometry - Proper eyesight is essential for emotional and physical safety . . .

     

    Pain Management - New techniques in this field may help their pain be minimized and dealt with in a more comfortable manner . . .

     

    Physical Therapists - Professionals exist who can help with muscular movements, post-heart attack problems, etc.,

     

    Podiatrists - Older people often have foot problems from many years on their feet, and these professionals can help . . .

     

  Local Assisted Senior Transportation Services - If they can no longer drive but they need to get to a doctor  (or even to & from a restaurant once in a while) arranging for local transport services can help them feel less a prisoner in their own home . . .

     

  Reverse Home Mortgage Companies - You may have to pay for in-home or out-of-home health care by taking out a loan on the house. A reverse-mortgage or reverse-equity loan against a home that has home equity (money) available, may also provide tax advantages, but if doing this, be sure to check a reverse home mortgage has an impact on qualifying for Medicaid in your state.

     

  Home Real Estate Agents - When it comes time to sell the home, who is the Realtor or Real Estate Agent that can do the best job in the city.

     

  Dispose, Donate & Home Moving Companies:

 

    Donations - Some companies are happy to send people to pick-up items you want to donate for a tax deduction . . .

     

    Estate Sales Services - For extra cash, you may want to hire professionals who know the value of older items, and are able to sell them for you . . .

     

    Home Moving Supplies - From boxes & bubble wrap to dollies and more . . .

     

    Home Movers - Unable to pack-up the furniture or the entire home, these companies can help you . . .

     

  Life Celebrations / Funeral Services - To celebrate their life and all it's mean to you and the one's they've helped & influenced during their lives, there are people who are nearby who can help you during this difficult time . . .