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Useful Technology & Products

Technology has made some great advances to help alleviate some of the stress for families. Although not all families are tech savvy, we recognize that it has become an integral part of caregiving for many.  Below are some products and apps that can help you get organized or provide support. Before digging in, an important disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase (through the link), I will earn a small commission.  This commission comes at NO additional cost to you.  I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I would make if you decide to buy something.  My commitment is to share resources that I feel would be beneficial to our community.  Please do not spend any money on any of these products unless you feel they would be helpful.  We will continue to make recommendations and add to the list so be sure to check back from time to time!

For The Home

Microbead Comfort Pillow

Microbead Body Pillow

Plush Hugging Pillow

Designed in Japan and made from microbeads, the Mogu pillow is great as it shapes to how you best need it for the best comfort.  Mom has right side paresis and wheelchair bound, so it’s great to lay in her lap or on the side of her wheelchair.

Designed in Japan and made from microbeads, this unique body form helps to stabilize the head, hands and feet for great comfort.  Body pressure is evenly dispersed, easing tension from the body.

Made with the finest PP cotton and PE pellets, this plush pillow is great for hugging.  It provides comfort and softness when sleeping.  Also great for cat naps in a chair. 

Recommended For: wheelchair-bound, sitting comfort, sleeping

Recommended For: sleeping, pain management

Recommended For: sleeping

Echo Spot Smart Clock & more

Multi-lingual Impaired Vision Clock

Echo Show Smart

Watch video, make video calls, listen to music, weather forecasts, to do lists, audiobooks and more.  Voice recognition and hands free.  Smort home features include controlling light switches, front door cameras, locking your doors. 

HD screen that clearly states the day of the week, time and date, this clock also has 5 alarms for medicine reminders.  It is also multi-lingual to provide even great comfort and clarity.  Enlarged writing makes it easy to see from afar.

Watch movies, make video calls, listen to music, weather forecasts, to do lists, audiobooks and more.  Voice recognition and hands free.  Smort home features include controlling light switches, front door cameras, locking your doors. 

Recommended For: Anyone, physically impaired, Caregivers

Recommended For: Visually Impaired, Dementia, Alzheimers

Recommended For: Anyone, Physically Impaired, Caregivers

Echo Plus Smart Home Hub

Smart Vacuum

Assistive Tableware

Echo Plus has a built-in Zigbee hub to control your smart home devices.  Voice recognition allows you to ask Alexa almost anything hands-free.  Play music or the news.  

Smart navigation and dirt detect technology work together to clean hard wood and carpeted floors.  It has a full suite of intelligent sensors to clean your floor thoroughly.

It’s user-centric design benefits those with cognitive, motor, physical impairments.  There are over 20 unique features in each set. Bright color help dementia patients and their meals.

Recommended For: Anyone, Physically impaired, Hearing Impaired.

Recommended For: Anyone, Physically and mentally impaired.

Recommended For: Cognitive (dementia/Alzheimers), Motor (Parkinsons), Physically Impaired

Waterproof Adult bib

Adult Dining Scarf / Bib

Waterproof Adult Bib

Absorbent and waterproof embroidered adult bib has a soft terry cloth front and back with a waterproof lining to protect against spills.  Full chest and lap protection with velcro closure for easy length adjustment.  Bottom snaps allow for crumb catcher and/or pocket.

Fashionable, stain-resistant, machine washable, wrinkle resistant adult bib.  Made with a soft suede-like microfiber (100% Polyester). Full on chest and lap protection.

Absorbent and waterproof embroidered adult bib has a soft terry cloth front and back with a waterproof lining to protect against spills.  Full chest and lap protection with velcro closure for easy length adjustment.  Bottom snaps allow for crumb catcher and/or pocket.

Recommended For: eating

Recommended For: Eating

Recommended For: Eating