Ways to Make Life Easier For Your Parents Part I


By Rakesh Kharwar

Basic products that can help parents

Everyone wants to make their parents happy. We try to do that in many ways, by looking after them, giving them gifts and asking them if they want something. But what will actually make them happy is when we give them something without them asking for it. We are not suggesting big things like buying a car, but small things like giving them a lift to their satsangs, buying your mom new chappals and so on.

Below are some of the products that can be really useful for the elderly and make their life easier.

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids: You are watching a movie and your mother constantly interrupts by asking, "What did she say?" You answer her but the questions continue. Hearing loss is common problems that all seniors face. Mostly everyone treats it lightly and does not go to the doctor. But there are many behavioral issues that come with the loss of hearing, like feeling left out of the conversation or some misunderstanding due to poor hearing, you may even snap at them when they ask you to repeat what you said.

Studies show that only one in every five people who need hearing aids, are actually able to get them. So take your parents to a specialist and get their ears checked. If the doctor prescribes hearing aid, convince your parents how useful it will be for them and make them wear it. These devices are so small these days that they will hardly be seen from outside, hence, no need to worry.

Blood Sugar Measuring device

Blood Sugar Measuring Device: Your father has been a diabetic for years now but his blood sugar is still not in control. You are worried about the many risks uncontrolled diabetes can bring, like, risk of heart disease, stroke, poor vision and kidney problems. Hence you need to constantly keep his blood sugar level in check and a device that solves the problem of visiting the diagnostic centre every time, is the 'Blood Sugar Measuring Device'.

These devices are made in a way that they are easy to use and are affordable as well. Through regular checks, you can monitor your father's blood sugar level and make efforts to tackle it.

Walking sticks: This is a symbol long associated with old age and everyone accepted it. But times have changed and now the good old walking sticks are not always embraced by everyone. What needs to be understood is that the walking stick is not a symbol of fragility and old age; in fact it is a symbol of independence. Walking sticks give a kind of independence to elderly to walk without the support of anyone, without the fear of falling.