Home and Outdoor Garden Decor and Accessories

This toilet paper roll holder is in the wrong spot for my elderly mom to reach easily.jpgMy senior mom has been dealing with a painful arm for the last few months. Arthritis, bursitis, pain-itis! 🙂 She is now able to do gentle stretches and we're hoping to add swimming pool "therapy" (walking in a nicely warm pool) soon, both of which should help quite a bit. 

It can be hard as we boomers and seniors age, since our bodies can't always do what they used to and definitely can't always do what our minds are sure they should be able to do! But what a blessing when we can find tools that help us – or our senior parents – deal with the aches and pains of a more limited mobility.

This stylish toilet paper holder looks really nice. It's a lovely addition to any home's decor. We first discovered these types of holders when we remodeled a small bathroom and decided to add this instead of the traditional attached toilet paper roller to make better use of small space.

I remembered it last week when my mom was commenting how hard it was for her to get the toilet paper because of her sore arm. I immediately headed to the store (Target) to pick up this particular TP holder and we placed it in front and just a bit to the opposite side of her current roll holder. 

The arm goes up and the extra tp for my senior mom fits nicely below the current roll.jpg

She loves it! It allows her to more easily use her good arm and makes what was a painful job much more pleasant! And since it's easily portable, it can go with us to our new home someday, if and when we ever move. For that matter, if we go a'visiting by car, we could easily take this with us, just in case. 

Don't you love it when something that is bothering our senior parents turns out to have such an easy fix? I wish everything in life was so simple, don't you? 

This toilet paper holder might be even easier for an elderly senior to use

P.S. I happened to check on this at Amazon as well, and they have one that looks to be even easier to use and was less expensive. We needed ours quickly, so I'm glad I got it, but I'll definitely keep this in mind for future use!

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This Brita 10 cup pitcher is a big hit for this Sandwich Generation caregiver who just moved into a new home.jpgI love water! Generally speaking, it tastes great and it's very healthy for us, as well as our senior parents AND our grandkids. But what happens if we move to a new home and don't like the taste of the water? I've gone through that with a couple of homes over the past two decades. And one of my sweet seniors has dealt with that as well.

My relative went the bottled water route. She loved the taste of it, found it quite handy, used the company for years. This time around, I gave Brita a try. I drink a lot of water, so I bought the 10 cup pitcher you see above. It's not perfect but I am very happy with it. It makes the water taste great again, removing the metallicy taste our water seems to have.  

My senior mom hasn't noticed any taste issues so she has been quite happy getting her water from the sink. If that changes, I told her I'd get her a smaller one since mine would be too heavy and big for her to handle easily. They have a 5-Cup Slim pitcher that should work just fine for her. 

When moving to a new home it is nice to have an easy Brita solution to at least one of our problems

There are enough challenges for the Sandwich Generation in normal times, even more when moving is added to the mix. It's nice to know that at least SOME of the new problems that may arise do have easy solutions, isn't it? 🙂 

How about you? Do you like your local water? If not, what solutions have you and your family come up with?