Seven useful gifts for senior citizens

ANI | Updated: Nov 28, 2017 15:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 28 (ANI): With the EMIs taken care of and children secured in their lives, old age today is truly a great time to enjoy and take control of one's own life without a worry in the world.

But with old age, unfortunately, come certain problems that might cause a hindrance in this unbridled journey of enjoyment.

Here are 7 useful gifts for senior citizens which will help provide and sustain the confidence of the elderly:

1. Wall mounted security alarm

Cost: Rs. 1,700 approximately

The wall mounted security alarm is a simple gift which the elderly can keep by the side of their bath, bed, and toilet. It also has a wall mounted security alarm, with 120 db siren.

One just needs to pull the ripcord in case of an emergency and can reattach it to stop the alarm. The wall mounted security alarm also has a flashing light.

2. Orthopaedic memory foam mattress/pillows

Cost: Mattress - Rs. 8,500 approximately | Pillow - Rs. 1,300 approximately

For those with a frequent sleep problem, a memory foam mattress is perhaps the best gift. Companies such as Wakefit have designed an innovative product called orthopedic memory foam mattress and pillow which structures itself according to particular body types.

These kind of mattresses provide the best comfort and a sound sleep, which is well within one's budget.

3. Toilet safety rail

Cost: Rs. 3,500 approximately

The toilet safety rail is a device that one can easily fit to their existing toilet. It features two handles that make getting up and sitting on the toilet an easier and safer task.

Made of high-grade stainless steel, the toilet safety rail is designed to withstand wet conditions which are normally prevalent in Indian bathrooms. The width of the railing can be adjusted and it fits most western closets.

4. Nail clipper with magnifying glass

Cost: Rs 600 approximately

As one gets old, problems with the vision is commonplace. Fortunately, some organizations have come forward to make clippers with magnifying glasses attached to help the elderly clip and file their nails.

5. Health checkup packages

Cost: Rs. 10,000 approximately

A lot of diagnostic centers and hospitals are offering health packages especially curated for senior citizens which include general tests along with geriatric consultations.

Hospitals like Apollo, Fortis, etc. offer a specialized senior citizens health package which one can also gift to their grandparents to ensure that they are hale and hearty.

6. Video door phones

Cost: Rs. 6,000 approximately

In the contemporary society, video door phones serve as an ultimate security solution. Widely used in homes, apartments, and businesses, they've proven themselves to be extremely useful for security purposes, especially in case someone is living alone.

It also has an advanced night vision camera that keeps the elderly safe while other family members are away from home. Brands such as Godrej, Ziacom, etc. are known for their video door phones.

7. Motion sensor switch

Cost: From Rs. 590 to 3,000 approximately

With a motion sensor switch, it becomes easier for the elderly to navigate in the dark. The motion sensor switch turns on the light when someone is moving in the dark, thereby saving your loved ones from fumbling or tripping. (ANI)

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