There’s no denying it, Summer is definitely here. Say hello to ice cream, sandcastles, and flip-flops.
Of course, if you are anything like me, too hot a day can make day-to-day tasks a nightmare. The same can be said for those who live with limited strength and mobility, every day. That is why is important to share the knowledge on any daily living aids that can help make life safer and easier.
Today, we wanted to share with you 6 great daily living aids that are ideal for Summer. The focus is to keep cool, hydrated and ultimately make life easier this Summer.
6 Daily Living Aids Ideal For Summer
During the Summer, we often have more guests around to the house, which means more ”popping the kettle on” moments. Since our Uccello Kettle was designed for those with reduced strength, mobility and dexterity, there is no need to worry about lifting a heavy kettle.
The kettles vessel moves around the body of water, eliminating the need to lift, carry and balance when pouring a cup of tea or coffee. This mean you can literally use 1 finger to pour and never need to strain yourself for a cuppa. It’s also a great conversation piece and a stylish edition to any kitchen this Summer.
Uccello Grip Mat
The Uccello Grip Mat, certainly is a versatile daily living aid, one that we love and could not live without. It is the perfect position locator for your cup when using the Uccello Kettle. It sits perfectly in front of the kettle’s front feet and once you place your cup in the centre ring, you will have a safe and easy pour every time.
It’s is also great for opening stubborn lids of bottles and jars as well as keeping items in place such as plates and cup when using trays and walkers to transport items.
Muggi Cup Holder
The Muggi Cup Holder is a great daily living aid all year round. It was designed for those with limited mobility and strength such as wheelchair users. With the Muggi, you can safely carry up to 4 cups of tea/coffee, bottles, glasses etc.
Each cup well is designed to catch any potential drips or spills, thus reducing the risk of burns and scalds. It can be used in many different ways. You can use the Muggi to transport drinks, phones, biscuits or even all the sauces needed for the BBQ over the Summer in just one trip.
The Droplet is new to the market and designed to help anyone who might struggle to keep themselves hydrated. More specifically, we thought about the elderly in our lives. As we age our muscle mass and kidney function tends to decline and this stunts our ability to conserve water.
The sense of thirst diminishes with age, for some, by the time they actually feel thirsty, essential fluids could already be very low. This is why the Droplet is genius.
It comes in a set of 2 (1 mug and 1 tumbler). Both comes with measuring lines to help you or a carer record fluid intake. The Droplet knows when the user has not drank for some time and in order to promote hydration it has flashing lights and a recorded audio message to remind the user to drink. Lastly, the Droplet will also alert the carer of hydration patterns and levels so they can spot any signs of dehydration early on.
Garden kneeler & Seat
Naturally during the Summer, we want to be out to enjoy the wonders of nature. In fact, many take to gardening. If it is to be your piece of Eden during the sunny months, why not make it into something you love.
Sadly, as we age, our back and knees tend to feel it a little more than the rest of our body. When it comes to gardening there is a lot of crouching, kneeling and bending involved.
Not to worry, if you have a trick hip, bum knee or bad back, the garden kneeler is ideal for you. It can double up as a seat or a kneeler depending on your needs. Where you sit or where your knees go is made of a soft foam so it will be comfortable to use.
Who knows it could be your favourite seat while waiting on the BBQ.
Cold Therapy Socks
While the Summer sun can be a delight and mean more time outdoors, it can also mean more time on your feet. For those living with arthritis, plantar fasciitis etc.
Cold therapy socks chill your entire foot to help relieve:
- sore feet
- hot feet
- tired feet
- aching feet
- painful chronic conditions such as arthritis