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Caregiving tips and hacks illustration. Use glow in the dark tape as a guide at night in hallways and on light switches and thermostats.

Glow in the Dark Tape as a Night Guide

Light the way to switches, thermostats and doorways

caregiving tips and hacks,an illustration of door nobs with foam tubbing wrapped around them

Easy to Grip Door Knob

Foam tubing and a cable tie to improve hard to grasp knobs

caregiving tips and hacks,an illustration of clutch padding

User Friendly Crutches

Pad crutches with pipe insulation to avoid skin irritation and bruising

caregiving tips and hacks,an illustration of a woman using hicking sticks as she walks

Help Balance with Hiking Poles

Get exercise while helping with balance and mobility

caregiving tips and hacks,an illustration of a colored tape on edges to help prevent falls

Use Color for Fall Prevention

Cut down on trips and falls with colored tape

caregiving tips and hacks,an illustration of self liner used as leg liffter

Dual Purpose Shelf Liner

Rubberized shelf liner can be used as a leg lifter

Share Your Ideas

Do you have certain tricks up your caregiver sleeve that make everyday tasks a bit easier? Share your creative, low-cost, DIY (Do it Yourself) tips, hacks and time savers. If it works for you — it might work for others! Use the email link below to submit a brief description and, if applicable, a photo for reference. View AARP's Terms of Service.

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