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Tips and Tricks Make Everyday Tasks Easier for Seniors

As we get older, the physical changes that come with aging may change how we perform simple everyday tasks. Jars become a bit harder to open, and fastening buttons isn’t as easy as it used to be. But that doesn’t mean we can’t change our daily activities to be more adaptive to our needs. You may be thinking this requires high-tech gadgets in every corner of the home, but accessible changes don’t have to break the bank. Read on for easily implementable tricks and tips to aid your everyday tasks.

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There are many ways that older adults can make easy modifications to make everyday tasks a little easier—and it doesn’t have to break the bank.

If you struggle to bend over to tie or put on shoes, use a long shoehorn or opt for hands-free step-in shoes.

Rubber bands make an easy gripper for drinking glasses or hard-to-open jar lids.

Keep soap from slipping out of your hands by placing it in a knotted nylon or sock, or switch to liquid soap in a bottle or wall-mounted dispenser.

Nail polish can help organize keys or highlight remote buttons that may be difficult to see.

A Lazy Susan turntable in your fridge or cabinet can help you access hard-to-reach items.

Ask your pharmacist to not childproof your medications, and ask about prepackaged pill packs.

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