Products & Resources: Better living, aging, technology

Below are products and resources our Explorers have found useful or interesting in their search for ways to help mitigate the challenges of growing older.

NOTE: If you are looking for medical alerts, you can find our coverage and product reviews here: Medical Alert Systems: Selection Guide.

 

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Gilhoolie Jar Opener

The Gilhoolie Jar Opener

The Gilhoolie Jar Opener is a device intended to make easy work of opening tight jar lids and bottle caps.


 

Five Wishes

Five Wishes

Five wishes is an online service that enables you to create an advance directive. 


 

Sail into Retirement

Retirement Lifestyle Coaching by Larry Jacobson

This is an online video coaching program, designed to help you plan a fulfilling and meaningful retirement. It's delivered by Retirement Coach Larry Jacobson, based on his personal experiences of retiring and learning how to plan his own retirement.


 

Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers

This is a book about planning retirement for those aging alone (solo agers). One of our explorers brought it along to a meeting and recommends it.


 

CallToU Caregiver Call Button

CallToU is a wireless call system intended for indoor use to alert the intended helper that assistance is needed by the user.


 

Mom's New Pad

Mom's New Pad is a California Bay Area senior referral and relocation service designed to address all of the major roadblocks to downsizing and moving.


 

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning is a book intended to guide persons in later life in organizing and de-cluttering household goods and records to leave an orderly home for survivors.


 

caring app

Caring - the App

Caring is a smartphone app designed to help organize the information that designated family and friends are likely to need when caring for a friend or family member.


 

Prepare.org

PREPARE for your care

PREPARETM for your care is a didactic in the form of a series of documents and film clips which are intended to instruct the viewer how to make medical decisions and document them so they can be realized at a later time.


 

Bemer Therapy Products

Bemer Vascular Therapy Products

Bemer products are intended to produce beneficial health effects by stimulating the vascular system in the smallest blood vessels.


 

Zinger chair

Zinger Chair

The Zinger Chair is a mobility device designed to be more agile and portable than standard wheelchairs.


 

EZ Lite Cruiser Portable Mobility Device

The EZ Lite CruiserR Portable Mobility Device is a folding power wheel chair designed to be taken by travelers on air and cruise lines.


 

FallCall Lite

FallCall Lite

FallCall Lite is an iOS software based system including the Apple Watch, iPhone and Homepod intended to serve as a monitoring system with voice activation capability.


 

UPWalker Upright Walker

The UPWalker upright walker is a rollator with elevatable lower arm support and upright handles intended to allow the user to stand upright during use.


 

FamilyGram

FamilyGram

FamilyGram is an iPhone app intended to connect family or friends and to foster connections via a private social network.


 

PHR+ Electronic health record

PHR+

PHR+ is an online storage software application designed to gather health information from a variety of providers into a personal account so it can be accessed when needed.


 

touchscreen gloves

Trendoux Touchscreen Gloves

Trendoux touchscreen winter gloves include conductive pads at finger and thumb tips intended to allow the wearer to operate touchscreen devices without having to remove the gloves.


 

Readeo

Readeo

Readeo is a subscription service consisting of a combination of an app with hardware intended to enable the pages of a story to appear on the computer screen, and for persons separated by distance to see, hear and talk to one another through video chat windows at the bottom of the screen.


 

fall alert MyNotifi

MyNotifi

MyNotifi is a wearable device paired with a smartphone app and is intended to alert designated others to a fall or emergency.


 

TRiLOC GPS locator

TRiLOC SafeTracks GPS Watch

This wrist worn device detects wandering and notifies of falls.


 

Nuheara

Nuheara IQbuds are wireless hearing augmentation devices designed to be worn in the ears and intended to be adjustable to hear speech or ambient sounds as desired by the user.


 

Willow incontinence underwear

Willow Incontinence Underwear

Willow offers men's and women's lines of adult incontinence products designed to be absorbent and discreet.


 

Wellbeing Monitor

The Wellbeing Monitor

The Wellbeing Monitor is a smartphone app that is intended to set up a private communication tool for use by elders and selected family or friends to check in and help assure an elder's well being.


 

Vivint Smart Home

Vivint offers a Vivint app designed to coordinate an array of off the shelf home monitoring and security devices compatible with Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant and controlled via the Vivint app.


 

Uniper

Uniper is an Internet connected platform intended to reduce isolation and loneliness in the elderly, whether at home or in congregate living.