Article - Top Ten Gift Ideas For People With Physical Challenges
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This year give a gift that makes a difference for people with physical limitations. Advances in technology and the attention of the baby boomer market has brought a host of products tailored to the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. The best part is many of these products help without looking institutional. The staff at Dynamic-Living.com suggests that you choose an item that supports a specific physical need, like weak hands or a soft voice.
Shopping for people with special needs poses some unique challenges. It's important to answer the following questions as you shop:
Will the product work for the person who will be using it?
While some folks swear by certain gizmos, even the best products don't perform well for everybody. It depends upon a person's strengths and weaknesses. This includes an individual's approach to problem solving and change. It's important to keep the abilities of the recipient in mind.
Does it look good?
You don't have to settle for products that do the job, but look institutional. More products that are assistive have entered the mainstream market, encouraging manufacturers to design products with visual appeal in order to be competitive. For example, many kitchen tools have more appropriate ergonomic designs are now offered in more attractive colors and styles.
Does it perform the function intended?
Since it's difficult to tell if a product will live up to its claims, without buying the item and testing it yourself, make sure you buy from a reputable supplier. At Dynamic-Living.com, we test all of our products before we make them available for sale. This allows us to advise our customers on the appropriateness of a particular product for their individual needs. Then, we put the product to the ultimate test -- our customers. We work with the manufacturer to redesign any product that has not consistently held up to our customer's expectations or we discontinue the item.
Here are the Top Ten gift ideas from Dynamic-Living.com that meet the criteria outlined above:
Products to help you in and out of the car.
Getting in and out of the car can be a challenge for some.
A Swivel Seat lets you turn in the car seat without having to twist your body.
Telephones that make it easier to communicate.
Amplified phones with big buttons that can help you hear up to 100 times more volume.
Voice activated dialers let you speed dial family members by just saying their name into your phone.
Products that make it easier to relax and watch your favorite TV show
Watching TV is a relaxing pastime for many people, but when the remote gets too hard to use or the things you need are too hard to reach, it can be frustrating instead.
Big button remotes make it easier to press the right button if you have difficulty with dexterity.
Simple remotes have just a few buttons, making them easier to use, especially for people with cognitive difficulties or people who dislike more complicated remotes.
The Assist-a-Tray tray and support combination keeps the things you need close at hand and gives you the support you need to rise or sit as well
Adaptive aids for the home that help you move around more easily.
Getting through the doorway and turning on the lights is not so easy if you are moving with a walker, rollator or wheelchair.
Offset Hinges actually swing your door clear of the door frame making it easier to get a wheelchair or walker through the doorway. Threshold ramps help to smooth the transition over the bump in the doorway.
Light switch extenders make turning on the lights much easier.
Unique gift ideas to help with personal care.
The bathroom is an obstacle course of things that are hard to see and hard to reach, but critical to our daily care.
Suction Cup Shower Holders are a terrific solution when you need to have your handheld shower close at hand but easily moved.
Audible medication reminders provide audio cues for people who have low vision or forget to check their pill boxes.
Make holiday shopping easy. Plan now, shop online and get a gift that will be appreciated all year long.
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