Tools and household helps for aging parents
February 23, 2010 11:57 AM Subscribe
What tools and other handy things are useful for aging parents?
posted by Ostara to home & garden (20 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
My parents love the LED-illuminated magnifying glass
that I got them. And even though they tried to give it back at first, they enjoy their iPod more than they ever thought they would. I am looking for other tools and handy things to make their lives easier.
My mom is blind in one eye due to a stroke, and my Dad is battling cancer which leaves him fatigued.
Extra points for subtlety - I don't want to show up with a phone with jumbo numbers on the keys like in Gran Torino
. My parents are independent and self-sufficient and I am just looking to make their lives a bit easier.
My mom is into gardening and cooking. My Dad is into his classic car, fixing things, and having a really nice yard. They have cats and a dog and they love their pets. They are also really into their grandchildren.