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Safer cooking options for seniors in assisted living

Safer cooking options for seniors in assisted living

Induction cooktops, which operate with a different technology than either gas or electric stoves, offer features that make them safer and easier for seniors to use.

What's the healthiest faucet for hand washing?

What's the healthiest faucet for hand washing?

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Since "touchless" faucets became widely available in the late 1980s, they were believed to be an effective tool for combating the spread of infections. But a 2011 study published by Johns Hopkins University has raised questions.

Night lighting for elders

Night lighting for elders

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Many older people have trouble falling asleep and/or getting back to sleep at night, especially when stimulated by bright lights that they turn on in order to navigate to the bathroom or that attendants use during routine nighttime checks.

Lightbulbs as therapeutic tools

Lightbulbs as therapeutic tools

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Whether you're 25 or 75, you may have experienced the effects of aging on your eyesight -- and it tends to get worse as the years go by. Typical age-related eye pathologies -- including macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy -- contribute to reduced contrast sensitivity, slow light-dark adaptation, visual field loss and diminished visual acuity and depth perception.

Making home and AL facilities safe

Making home and AL facilities safe

Over the years, my siblings and I place gripper mats, cleared away clutter and installed shower seats in my mother's bathtub in order to keep her safe.