Nurse Cherie has lots of helpful information from her years of experience working with elderly adults. So, we are starting a monthly series with tips on how to help family caregivers.
Getting in and out of a car can be challenging for seniors and caregivers!
Make it easier for all with a car "cane"
A nifty, useful device for help getting in or out of your car.
The beak of the device slips into the car door frame latch and features a non-slip handle-hold that lets seniors boost themselves up into the car or exit safely and confidently. It can handle up to 350 pounds!
This device is ideal for seniors who are challenged with body pain and stiffness. You can find a simple one for $8-10 at any pharmacy or auto shop or get a deluxe model ($10-20) that will include a flashlight and a seat belt cutter. Both models have a pointed end that could also smash a window in an emergency.
To see how it works check out this You Tube Video.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE IS CONSIDERING HOME CARE IN RALEIGH, NC, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT SENIORS HELPING SENIORS TODAY. CALL (919) 761-5346.