8 Holiday Gifts for Seniors To Help Prevent Falls

It’s the holiday season and time to think of gift ideas for your senior loved ones. The cold winter temperatures can be challenging for a senior’s safety. If you’d like to get the perfect gift for your senior loved ones that are both thoughtful and practical, consider these suggestions from Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA.

 

Adaptive Clothing

Adaptive clothing offers easy dressing options for seniors, the disabled, and those in a wheelchair. For example, an open-back shirt helps the caregiver dress the senior without making them stand up. Snaps may be a better choice over buttons. Think of their ease of access and ability to use or wear. Keep any of their physical limitations in mind.

 

Adaptive Shoes

High-quality shoes are vital for seniors. Footwear should offer security against slipping, as well as comfort. Today’s adaptive shoes look great, and they are very functional at fulfilling senior needs. 

 

Assistive Merchandise

Mobility equipment ranges from a wheelchair to a cane to a walker. It can also include grab bars, hand-held showerheads, furniture stoppers, or grip bed handles. All these options can make your senior loved ones feel safe and secure in their home environment. 

 

Slippers

Slippers with non-slip soles are very helpful for seniors when indoors. Minor falls and slips can result in major injuries. Slip-resistant slippers are roomy and can comfortably fit those who might wear compression socks.

 

Socks

Anti-slip socks are perfect when the weather begins to get colder. And as you probably know, the use of non-slip socks in hospitals is important for a patient’s safety.

 

Non-Slip Floor Mats

Putting a non-slip mat near a senior’s bed is quite helpful as it decreases the chance of slides and falls. They can also be useful in kitchens or washrooms. Non-slip shower mats also stick to most plain surfaces and prevent seniors from falling while they shower. 

 

Wall Plug Lights

Wall-plug or nightlights are perfect when extra light is needed around the house. They help provide guidance when your senior loved one gets up during the night for a trip to the bathroom or the kitchen. 

 

If you need more gift ideas to benefit the seniors in your life, contact Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling us at 425-455-0936

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