Winters in Michigan can feel cold, dark, and very long. With many making the effort to stay safe at home during the pandemic, this winter may feel even longer, especially if you have a caregiver who is unable to visit you as frequently. Don’t worry, there are several Assistive Technology devices to help you get through the winter. Here are a few of my favorites:

  1. Therapy Light. Light therapy helps with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), depression, sleep, and studies show it may even help improve memory. Therapy lights have become very affordable and are available at many stores such as Target or online at Amazon.
  2. Double Spatula. If you need a little assistance preparing meals for yourself in the kitchen, a double spatula is a great tool. This device is great for people with the use of one hand or those with low vision. This handy cooking aid can be found in stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond, or online through Amazon for about $15.
  3. Button Hook/Zipper Pull. Small buttons and zippers can prove difficult when getting dressed as we age, lose feeling in our hands, or have vision impairments. A button hook or zipper pull can be very useful in helping you get dressed independently.  

For more ideas of Assistive Technology that can help you live more independently and safely this time of year, please contact us at (269) 441-0949. Call us, we’re here to help!

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