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Assistive Devices for Seniors in Nova Scotia

Posted Feb 25, 2016

Nordixx older coupleAssistive devices can often help seniors in Nova Scotia who have difficulty participating in activities due to health limitations or fears. These devices include medical equipment, mobility aids, information technologies, practical daily aids and various gadgets. The Public Health Agency of Canada suggests various pieces of equipment that can aid seniors in Nova Scotia, which includes:

  • Grab bars, hand-held shower head, bath seat with arm rails, non-slip floor mat.
  • Long-handled shoehorn, Velcro fastenings, sock pullers, rubber gloves (for gripping tight-fitting stockings).
  • Easy-to-grip utensils, side-opening oven door, height-adjustable cupboards and counters, automatic-stop kettle, pouring aid, specially designed dishes.
  • Cane, walker, wheelchair, slip-resistant flooring.
  • Loud-ringing phone, flashing light ring indicator, large numbers and buttons, automatic dialing.
  • Main-floor laundry room, easy-access equipment, automatic-stop iron.
  • Playing card holder, long-handled gardening tools, television remote control with large buttons and a captioning button.
  • Loud doorbell or flashing light signal.
  • Automatic light device, personal or home alarm system, cell phone, thermostat control.

These devices can have a positive effect on the life of a senior by assisting them in staying active and independent for as long as possible. For more information on who provides these devices, the benefits, and opportunities for financial support go to the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php.