helping elderly parents move

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!

Fun for grandparents whether at home or out and about at the Grand Social

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A Treasure Hunt Thursday visit for the Sandwich Generation helping elderly parents with their real estate needs

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Moving to a new home is not easy. Moving to a whole new state is even tougher. Throw in helping elderly parents in the process, maybe a grandkid or two, and you have a whole "passel" of the Sandwich Generation moving issues! I totally understand and thoroughly enjoyed using these ginormous Koi fish to share words of encouragemnt with you! 

Whether then you eat or drink or provide caregiving for elderly
parents or babysit grandkids or work at your job or move to a new
home, do ALL to the glory of God

Life in the Sandwich Generation ain't easy – and neither is moving! But when we make God the primary focus of our lives, it makes all the difference in the world!

Spiritual Sunday for praise and worship hymn songs and music or photos from my easy to use digital camera

Say it Saturday has news and fun info for boomers and seniors and is a delightful place to visit each week

Fun for grandparents whether at home or out and about at the Grand Social

 

P.S. I can also help you with the nitty gritty details of buying or selling your home as part of the move. If you are here in Roseville, CA, CALL KAYE at 657-229-KAYE or email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com – if you live elsewhere, I'd still love to help you find a good agent in YOUR neck of the woods. So do give me a buzz. And enjoy the words of encouragement. 🙂