Find Hardware for Senior Accessibility at Home in App

Accessibility needs can change as seniors age. Perhaps a senior needs extra support holds in the bathroom or a seat in the shower to help prevent falls. The HEWI app is dedicated solely to helping senior caregivers and their clients find the right hardware to make their home accessible. 

Accessibility hardware categories in the app include Sit, Support, Grip, Washbasins / Mirrors, Accessories and Door Lever Fittings. In addition to making the bathroom accessible, senior caregivers can also help their clients by putting grips wherever they frequently stand down and sit down if they struggle with that. Putting new hardware in the house is no reason for a senior to feel shame over mobility. The new hardware will give seniors the ability to move around their home with more freedom and independence and prevent any accident that can occur from losing balance. 

The app also features a checklist for all of the areas of the home that can be made more accessible, such as the toilet area. More specifically, it drills down to every part of the bathroom, such as checking that the toilet paper is within reach for a senior while they're sitting on the toilet. The app suggests scenarios that you may not realize are a struggle for someone with limited mobility. Take a read through the checklist with your senior client and determine what they could use extra help with accessibility wise. Once you've done that, you can go through the hardware and pick out the products that suit your needs. 

 

The HEWI Quickfinder app is free for Apple products. 

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist. 

-Paige Krzysko

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