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Essential Tools to Make the Home Safer for Seniors

Getting older means we want to stay in our own homes, but sometimes our homes need a few changes to keep us safe and happy.

These things aren’t just to keep you from getting hurt; they also help you stay independent and feel good living in your own home.

See all the tools we recommend


luckystyle Floor Lamp,Super Bright Dimmable LED Lamps for Living Room, Custom Color Temperature Standing Lamp with Remote Push Button, Adjustable Gooseneck Reading Floor Lamp for Bedroom Office Black
  • Upgraded Base and Lamp Head: The newly upgraded tall lamps for living room has a metal base that is heavy enough to keep it firmly placed. And it is balanced on a low pile carpet or hard floor without feeling top-heavy. With a higher quality lamp head, no flashing and blue light. Protect the eyes of you and your family. The office floor lamp are specially designed to provide bright, non-dazzling lighting.

One of the most overlooked issues when aging-in-place is lighting.

As we all grow older, we need more and more light to see safely. So, bright lights like this lamp can help greatly.


Slip No More! Anti Slip Tile Treatment and Floor Cleaning Kit – Anti Slip Traction Spray – Non Slip Spray & Floor Cleaner for Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles – Anti Slip Spray with 2 Sprayer Nozzle Grip
  • ANTI-SLIP TREATMENT LASTS UP TO 3 YEARS: Ensure the safety of your loved ones by eliminating the risks of slips, trips, and falls on slippery or non-sealed surfaces with Anti Slip Floor Treatment. Our anti slip tile spray and floor cleaning solution offer a reliable solution to combat dangerous conditions, even in wet environments, Enjoy the safe and sufficient grip of our anti slip treatment.

Making floors anti-slip can involve changing the floors entirely or using a product like Stone Grip.

For more about floors and non-slip rugs – read here.

Monitoring Devices

Kidsneed Baby Monitor – 3.5 Inch Video Baby Monitor with Remote Control Pan& Tilt &Zoom Camera, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Temperature Monitoring, Lullabies, 960ft Long Range
  • 3.5″ Large Display Seeing Your Baby in Viewing Control – We listened to the feedback from parents, guardians, nanny, and caregivers when manufacturing our video baby monitor.This baby monitor is equipment with 3.5 inch large display in consideration of smaller screen may be difficult to cover baby’s full view.The Kidsneed SM935A is a baby monitor with camera features such as Pan-Tilt-Zoom. With the controls, you can always have a clear view of your baby from any angle or a close look.

For some families, the need to monitor their senior loved ones becomes necessary.

Sometimes that requires a camera, sometimes it just means checking in every so often, etc.

For more product ideas on home monitoring – click here.

Get Organized and Declutter

SPACEKEEPER Under Sink Organizer, Sliding Cabinet Basket Organizer 2 Tier Under Bathroom Storage Rack with Hooks, Hanging Cup, Dividers, Multi-purpose Storage Shelf for Bathroom Kitchen, Black
  • 【Slide Out Design】- The under sink organizer is designed to be pulled out which is more convenient to use than other normal storage organizers. The bottom slide-out drawer design will make picking and taking more flexible and easier in limited space.

Organizing the items in your home and decluttering (getting rid of what you don’t need or use) goes a long way to help make your home safer for you.

We have 10 great products here to help you accomplish a safe and organized home.

Stair Safety

COSY HOMEER Edging Stair Treads Non-Slip Carpet Mat 28inX9in Indoor Stair Runners for Wooden Steps, Edging Stair Rugs for Kids and Dogs, 100% Polyester TPE Backing (4pc, Grey)
  • NON-SLIP STAIR RUG: Multi-purpose Stair mats to use the TPE Non-Skid backing on dry floor, helping it to stay in place on your floor, it won’t slip or scuff floors. Low profile design so doors won’t get stuck.Perfect for homes with pets (dogs or cats) or kids.

In addition to adding non-slip stair treads on your steps there is one other item that you can use – glow in the dark tape!

Read more about all the ways that you can try out glow in the dark products.

Home Security

We’ve written extensively about the Simplisafe product and both Robin and I use it throughout our homes.

We love it’s portability, it’s ease of use and how very simple it is to install.

Read more about Simplisafe Home Security systems here.

Space Heaters

Dreo Space Heaters for Indoor Use, Portable Heater with Thermostat, 1-12H Timer, Eco Mode and Fan Mode, 1500W PTC Ceramic Fast Safety Heat for Office Bedroom Home, White
  • Powerful heat that fits everywhere: Dreo space heaters for indoor combines Hyperamics 1500W advanced PTC system with a new heat funnel design to deliver heat within seconds and enhance warm air circulation for up to 200% farther reach than traditional heaters.

During the colder months, many of us use portable heaters to get warm.

But leaving one one for an extended time can be dangerous, so we recommend only using space heaters with a timer, like the one above.

Here’s more information about other heaters that we recommend.

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