As a person ages, it’s common to develop a stronger inclination to stay safe, while worrying more about potential dangers. We drive a bit more slowly, avoid the risk of falling as much as possible, and we start to imagine “what if” scenarios where things could go wrong.
This German-engineered steel stepladder provides users with maximum safety and balance support. Sturdy handles help secure your balance when climbing up and down. An ergonomic knee rest at the top of the ladder provides additional balance support, so you can comfortably lean forward when hanging pictures, changing a lightbulb, or checking smoke detectors. Large risers provide generous footing, support up to 330 lbs., and prevent slips with rubber treads.
Avoid many trips up a ladder entirely with this telescoping magnetic grabber. It allows you to reach objects up to 44″ away. Ideal for accessing the highest, deepest cabinet or closet shelves, it locks into place at the desired length, grasping objects with 5 1/2″-wide jaws. Controlled from a trigger grip, the jaws come with a foam rubber insert that enables them to secure objects as small as a paperclip or as heavy as 5 lbs. It’s the ideal unique gift for an aging parent or anyone who just hates bending over to retrieve a dropped object.
For the kitchen, workshop and auto, this set of three handheld fire extinguishers safely store in compact spaces for easy emergency use. Each extinguisher is the size of a spray paint can and tucks perfectly into a glovebox, tool bench, or drawer. These ABC-class fire extinguishers put out small fires caused by ordinary combustibles (paper, wood, cloth), flammable liquids (gasoline, oil, grease), and electrical equipment (wires, fuses, circuit breakers).
Look around your house and you’ll find many opportunities for improving safety. Remove throw rugs that present tripping hazards. Add automatic timers to lamps so you don’t need to fumble for a switch when dusk falls. Put nightlights in hallways, stairwells, and bathrooms. Make sure your smoke detectors function – test them quarterly – and install carbon monoxide detectors, too. These small steps will add up to the unique gift of feeling safer at home.