3 everyday life hacks how to make life easier for elderly parents or grandparents.

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Today I would like to tell my readers about three everyday life hacks, how to make life easier for elderly parents or grandparents. These tricks are especially suitable for older people with vision problems.

1. Life hack with the phone. Often elderly people confused in phone buttons (unless they have push-button phones) and the button markings are not bright enough to be easily distinguished. For this you can stick colored tips, thereby highlighting main buttons. Everyone knows that the red button is a reset, and the green button is a call. I glued small pieces of sticker on these buttons, having previously painted them in the desired colors. Instead of a sticker, plain paper attached to tape will do. You can also stick similar clues to numbers with their larger writing, and to numbers make a speed dial. So an elderly person can quickly call people close to him. (photo scroll to the right)

Photo taken by the author (with scotch tape, of course, it is much more reliable)
Photo taken by the author (with scotch tape, of course, it is much more reliable)
Photo taken by the author (scissors, markers, stickers, phone)
Photo taken by the author (with scotch tape, of course, it is much more reliable)
Photo taken by the author (pasted stickers)
Photo taken by the author (with scotch tape, of course, it is much more reliable)

2. Storage of medicines. Often elderly people forget to take the medication they need on time, since there are a lot of names and it is very difficult to remember what and when to take. To make life easier for the older generation buy them an organizer. For example, my mother-in-law has such an organizer (look at the photo), in which each department has its own number and it is very convenient for her to navigate in it. If there are pills that need to be taken at certain hours several times a day, you can place a piece of paper with a schedule in the department. If you don't want to buy an organizer, you can use any convenient box. For example, my father-in-law doesn’t like big organizers and he has adapted an oiler box for the medicines he drinks every day. (photo scroll to the right)

Photo by the author (medicine organizer)
Photo by the author (medicine organizer)
Photo taken by the author (box from under the oil can)
Photo by the author (medicine organizer)
Photo taken by the author (convenient and compact)
Photo by the author (medicine organizer)

3. Some seniors can get confused in the buttons on the remote from the TV. For this you can just glue the unnecessary using paper and tape. And leave only the most necessary, for example, the on / off button, the volume button and program switching. Of course, these life hacks are not suitable for all elderly people, for example, for my father-in-law, I used only the second trick, but also the rest can be useful for many people. I liked the article - rate it like!

Photo taken by the author (remote control)
Photo taken by the author (remote control)
Photo taken by the author (glued on unnecessary buttons)
Photo taken by the author (remote control)

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