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Discover the latest innovations in the low-vision, low-hearing, and mobility industry, as well as those must-have products to enhance your day-to-day life. Our Independent-Living Blogs will help inspire you and make your daily life a little less of a struggle and a bit more pleasurable with assistive products, suggestions, motivational stories and advice. MaxiAids Helps You Do It . . . Yourself™. We welcome you to leave a comment if you enjoyed reading a particular blog!
25 March, 2021

Sleep Better with MaxiAids Tinnitus Sleep Therapy Products

Those who struggle with tinnitus may have a harder time falling asleep than most. Experts suggest that sleeping with some form of white noise proves extremely beneficial to these people. MaxiAids offers an extensive list of products that will help those who have a hard time falling asleep to get a good night’s rest.

 

Sleep Sound Therapy System with 6 Sounds

This Sound Oasis system plays soothing sounds that help users fall asleep quickly and peacefully. It includes 6 base sounds: Ocean Surf, Stream, Rain, White Noise, Summer Night, and Wind. Set a timer for 30, 60, or 90 minutes, or allow the system to stay on continuously through the night. It allows for additional sound cards to be inserted (sold separately) if the user prefers other sounds to fall asleep to.

 

Sounds for Sleep Sound Card for Sound Oasis System

This sound cartridge for use with the Sound Oasis System features 6 additional sounds: Fan, Night Train, Country Road, Airplane, Air Conditioner, and Vacuum Cleaner. If you prefer the peaceful sounds of a summer evening, this sound card is for you!

 

White Noise Sound Card for Sound Oasis System

If white noise or other sound hues are what you prefer, the White Noise sound card is a must-have for your Sound Oasis System. This card features White Noise, Pink Noise, Brown Noise, Grey Noise, White Rain, and White Stream.

 

Sleep Therapy Pillow with Speakers

Those who are hard of hearing or want their sleep sounds easier to hear will benefit greatly from this Sleep Therapy Pillow. Two ultra-thin speakers are fitted deep within the pillow so they do not disturb your comfort when sleeping. These speakers connect to a Sound Oasis machine or CD player, phone, iPod, etc. The speakers can be removed so your pillow can be washed.

 

 

Sleep Therapy Pillow Speakers

Already have a favorite pillow? Purchase these ultra-thin speakers by themselves and slip them into your pillow with ease! The speakers connect to a Sound Oasis machine or other CD player, phone, iPod, etc.

 

Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound System Therapy BST-100

This Sound Oasis machine serves as a noise machine as well as a Bluetooth speaker. It includes 10 preloaded sounds: Ocean Surf; Thunderstorm; Rain; White Noise; Rocky Mountain Stream; Summer Night; Gentle Surf; Brown Noise; Woodland; and Heartbeat. This system can also play other Sleep Oasis sound cards.

 

Travel Sleep Sound Therapy System

Take this Sleep Oasis system with you anywhere you go! This system is portable, battery-powered, and features 18 built-in sounds: Ocean Surf, North Woods, Thunderstorm, White Noise, Night Train, Spring Rain, Island Surf, Bonfire, Stream, Hidden Cove, Wind, Asian Garden, Song Birds, Harbor Swell, Bamboo Chimes, Summer Night, Cooling Fan, and Rain Forest.

 

At home or on the go, MaxiAids has the tools you need to make sure you get a good night’s sleep. With so many comforting sounds to choose from, you’re sure to feel relaxed and rested after using our sleep therapy systems and accessories.

18 March, 2021

Reizen Offers Raised Line Coloring Books for Each Season

Braille coloring books are a wonderful educational tool for children who are blind or low vision. Children deserve accessible resources as early on in their educational life to ensure they are receiving the same treatment as their friends and classmates. Reizen, the industry leader in products for independent living, has found a way to make learning fun!

MaxiAids offers a large selection of Reizen braille books for kids, but we’re shining a light on their raised line coloring books for the four seasons. These four books– highlighting Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall– are not only a great educational tool about each season but they’re a fun activity as well.

Browse Reizen’s tactile books that teach children about the seasons below.

A Raised Line Coloring Book - Spring is Here

The Spring is Here tactile book features flowers, trees, animals, and spring activities such as planting and playing baseball.

 

Autumn Leaves - Raised Line Coloring Book, Level 2

The Autumn Leaves raised line coloring book features 9 pages of fall items for kids to color, in addition to white pages for them to color their own fall staples and activities.

 

Winter Wonders - A Raised Line Coloring Book

The Winter Wonders braille coloring book features 10 pages of winter activities such as sledding, ice skating, and horse sleighing.

 

Summer Sunshine - A Raised Line Coloring Book

The Summer Sunshine raised line coloring book features 10 pages of animals, flowers, trees, and summer activities such as camping, gardening, and sailing.

 

MaxiAids’ selection of Braille Tactile Books from Reizen not only teaches kids about the four seasons of the year, but also the alphabet, clothes, fruits and vegetables, and much more. They each have a story in print on one side and in braille with a tactile illustration on the opposite page. 

11 March, 2021

Solutions for Arthritis Sufferers to Ease Pain and Soothe Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis is a health condition that impacts millions of people around the world, which is why products to ease pain and soothe Arthritis symptoms are widely sought after.

The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain, reduced range of motion, and stiffness, which stem from inflammation of one or more of the joints. Arthritis pain is most common in seniors and it can worsen with age.

There are different types of Arthritis, all with different symptoms and treatments, but the most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis sufferers are eager to ease the pain of its symptoms and MaxiAids has the perfect products to fulfill that demand.

We have products that ease pain in Arthritis sufferers’ hands, fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, and feet. From arthritis gloves for wrist and hand support, to back, elbow, and knee warmers, to easy-grip tools for everyday home use that eliminate pressure on the joints, browse our arthritis aids to ease the pain and soothe often debilitating symptoms.

 

Arthritis Gloves - Large - One Pair

 

Autosqueeze Eye Drop Bottle Squeezer

 

Cushioned Grip Scissors

 

Easy Grip-In Mug - 16 oz.

 

 

Freedom Grip

 

Gripeez Built-Up Grip with Mens Safety Razor

 

Pain-Free Arthritis by Harris H. McIlwain, M.D.

 

Reusable Therma Kool Hot-Cold Compress - 6 x 9 in.

 

Soft Built-Up Handle Utensils -Set of 4

 

The Pencil Grip 3-Pack

 

Thumbs-Up Arthritis Cup with Lid

 

We will be happy to help you navigate through our selection of arthritis aids or any of the products for independent living that MaxiAids carries. Contact us today at 1-800-522-6294.

25 February, 2021

Create the Perfect Learning Environment with Childrens Braille Books

At MaxiAids, accessibility is our number one priority. Children deserve accessible resources as early as possible to make sure they are receiving the same treatment as their friends and classmates. We offer as many braille books as possible for blind and low vision children. Learn colors, shapes, and more with these books! Our selection of books is great for reading, games, coloring, and even more activities! Here is a list of some of our favorite books.

 

DK Braille Counting Board Book

Young children can learn numbers and counting easily with this touch-and-fun book! The story takes readers on an adventure through the park where they can practice counting and numbers. The story appears in both braille and bold print text on each page.

 

Children's Braille Book— Find the Shapes

Children will have fun learning about shapes with this tactile book! Each shape appears in raised print on the page, with the name of the shapes in braille and raised print lettering alongside them. A great learning tool for sighted and low vision children!

 

Tactile Book of Dinosaurs— Braille Children's Book with Instructions

Learn more about dinosaurs with this braille book! Each page contains a raised print photo of a dinosaur as well as a braille description. Kids can even color in the dinosaurs as they learn!

 

Braille Children's Book Amazing Mazes

These mazes are fun for blind, low vision, and sighted children alike! Raised print lines make each maze easy to complete. The book contains five different kinds of mazes.

 

Children's Braille Alphabet Book

Learn the alphabet with helpful braille letters and tactile shapes! Each page displays a braille letter with a corresponding shape or object in tactile raised print.

 

The Continents of the World— Braille and Tactile Book

This book helps children learn the names of the different continents and become familiar with the shapes and locations of each one! The continents are outlined in raised print and labeled with braille lettering.

 

Braille books are a great way to make sure that those who are blind or have low vision are able to read and learn as well as others! Raised print lines create the perfect educational picture books and activity books for low vision users, while braille lettering makes learning the names of shapes, colors, and more even easier.

21 February, 2021

Get an Organization System in Place with Labelers for Blind and Visually Impaired

MaxiAids is here to provide you with products that make everyday life easier when blind or living with visual impairment. Getting a system in place to get more organized is difficult without the proper products, but we make it possible with our inventory of Reizen Labelers.

Labelers for the blind and visually impaired allow those with low vision to easily get an organizational system in place by marking and identifying everyday items, home goods, household products, electronic devices, and more. Choose from braille labelers, tactile 3D-raised writing pens, talking labelers, and accessories to assist.

Item Identification products aren’t just convenient; they also offer safety for those living with visual impairments. Now it’s possible to get an organization system in place to make identifying items much easier going forward.

Browse our selection of labelers, which are a simple and effective solution to gaining more independence.

 

AbleSee Large Print Overlays - Washing Machine

 

Adapters for Talking Labels

 

 

Aluminum Braille Clothing Identifiers

 

Audible and Tactile Marking System

 

 

Braille Clothing Tags - Numbers

 

PenFriend 3 Voice Labeling System + Leather Case - MaxiAids Bundle

 

Portable Tactile Labeling Kit

 

Reizen Braille Labeler Replacement Dial

 

Tactile Identifying Crystals Letters and Numbers Combo Pack - Black

 

VoiLa Voice Label System for the Blind - English

 

 

White Plastic Labeling Tags with Holes- 50-Pk

 

Identi-Buttons Clothing Identifiers

 

PenFriend 3 Voice Labeling System

 

From voice labelers, braille labelers, braille clothing identifiers & more, MaxiAids has the selection of Labelers you need to stay organized with a system in place that will offer more everyday convenience and safety. Shop Labelers for everything you need to feel organized at home, at the office, and anywhere in between!

18 February, 2021

Keep Your Home Safe and Sanitized with Spring Cleaning Products That Make Cleaning Your Home Easier

It still feels like winter, but spring is just around the corner. With the warmer weather typically comes an urge to start fresh at home; getting the house organized, decluttered, and thoroughly clean. We understand how daunting of a task spring cleaning can seem year after year, especially if living with a health condition or dealing with the effects of aging.

MaxiAids has helpful products that make household tasks like cleaning much easier, which is part of our larger inventory of products that promote a healthy, active, and independent lifestyle. We’re proud to offer products that assist the blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, seniors and mobility challenged to perform everyday tasks, just like you’ve always done, just with greater ease.

We have Home Cleaning products that can assist in making spring cleaning easier on you, including no-bend products that can prevent back strain and cordless products that prevent accidents like tripping. We're confident that you'll appreciate these cleaning aids!

 

Automatic Foam Dispenser

 

Compact Toilet Brush and Canister

 

Cordless Battery Operated Sweeper

 

Dustpan and Brush Set

 

Jiffy Deluxe Suction Glass Washing Brushes

 

Lift Buddy- Furniture Lifting Tool

 

Wall Buddy- Wall and Furniture Protector

 

Make spring cleaning easier by using helpful Home Cleaning products from MaxiAids. It’s more important than ever to clean and sanitize our homes, which can contribute to improved health and wellness during the Coronavirus pandemic. Browse more independence aids from MaxiAids, including everyday home items to keep your household clean and safe.

28 January, 2021

Get Organized with MaxiAids Pillboxes and Medication Reminders

Remembering when to take your medication can be a challenging task. When it comes to keeping track, pillboxes are an incredibly useful tool. Whether you’d like something simple and portable or an organizer for various medications, MaxiAids has you covered! Blind, low vision, and deaf users will be able to choose from a number of pillboxes which include braille lettering, flashing light alarms, and more.

 

Detach N Go Pill Organizer- 7-Day

Looking for a pill organizer that you can keep in your pocket or handbag each day? This organizer features 14 compartments separated into 7 detachable pillboxes, labeled for AM and PM use. Each compartment displays a day of the week, as well as an AM or PM logo, in both bold black text and braille lettering. Each individual compartment is capable of holding up to 50 aspirin-sized capsules.

 

Revolving Medicine Center

Keep all of your medications organized with this all-in-one medicine center! It features two tiers: one to house your medication and vitamin bottles, and one for individual pill compartments. Included are 31 daily pill boxes for each day of the month— each one contains compartments for morning, afternoon, evening, and night. These individual pillboxes are removable and portable, easily stored in a pocket or handbag.

 

Tel-Rx Talking Prescription Recorder

Perfect for low vision and blind users, this prescription recorder allows you to record up to ten seconds of information. Record drug names, dosage, doctor’s instructions, refill date, and more. This recorder comes with multiple ties and bands so it can be attached and reattached to different medications as often as needed. 

 

Weekly Pill Planner Braille

This color-coded pill planner is a great way to keep track of your daily medications. Each detachable pillbox is a different color, with a day of the week labeled with braille lettering and written in bold black text in both English and French. Individual containers contain four different slots: morning, afternoon, evening, and night.

 

Pill Box with Audible and Flashing Reminder Alarms

Never forget your medication again with this helpful pillbox with reminder alarms! This organizer includes 14 separate containers, each labeled Sunday-Saturday, so you can have separate compartments for morning and evening medications. At the center of the device is a digital clock with simple alarm settings that allow you to choose the time of your next alert. When the alarm goes off, the alert will sound and the corresponding pill compartment will be illuminated by a flashing light. Each pill compartment is labeled with bold black text and braille lettering.

 

Braille Pill Box- White

This simple pillbox fits easily in your handbag or pocket, so you can keep your medication on hand at all times. With seven compartments labeled in both braille and large black text, identify each slot using the Sunday-Saturday or 1-7 labels.

 

Reizen 3-in-1 Pill Cutter

This 3-in-1 device is the perfect accessory for those who take medication. With a pill crusher, cutter, and storage compartment, this tool is great for home or on-the-go use. Those with low vision or limited dexterity can take their pills more easily by cutting them into smaller pieces or crushing them up. Keep your remaining medication in the attached storage compartment.


Whether you’re looking for an alarm, a pillbox with braille markings, or a month-long organizer, MaxiAids is here to meet your needs. Click here to browse our full catalog of medication organizers and accessories.

26 January, 2021

Kill Germs and Viruses with MaxiAids’ Disinfectant Products

It's easy to get sick during the winter months— and now more than ever we need to do everything we can to stay healthy. Whether you're going to work or running your errands, MaxiAids is here to make sure you can do so safely.

Some of the best precautions to take are to make sure your home, office, and any other space stay clean and sanitary. To prevent the spread of germs, MaxiAids recommends the following Personal Protection Equipment to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy year-round.

 

Helios LED UVC Disinfection Wand

A great way to stay healthy is to clean your belongings regularly to rid them of any germs. With this Helios portable disinfection wand, this process will only take 30 seconds! Simply wave the wand over your keyboard, phone, keys, and more. With a concentrated 270-280nm UVC light, the Helios disinfection wand is sure to give you added sanitation and peace of mind.

 

Steam Inhaler

Congestion is always uncomfortable, and it becomes even more common during the winter. If you find yourself congested, this steam inhaler is sure to give you fast relief. With adjustable vapor settings, an indicator light, and a separate aromatherapy tank, this steam inhaler is sure to clear your congestion with comfort and ease.

 

Sani-Cloth Plus Germicidal Disposable Wipes

 Sanitizing wipes are a crucial tool for fighting off infections. Capable of killing germs and virus particles, the Sani-Cloth disinfecting wipes meet both CDC and OSHA guidelines and are incredibly effective in ensuring that your belongings stay clean and sanitary. Great for cleaning your office desk, car, groceries, and more.

 

Talking Non-Contact Bilingual Infrared Thermometer

Check your temperature with ease! Simply hold this thermometer near your forehead or wrist for a few moments while the infrared sensor scans for your temperature. Upon completion, the thermometer reads your results out loud in either English or Spanish. Use it before heading out to work or the grocery store to ensure that you are well enough to go out.

 

Red Face Mask with Wide Clear Window

Wearing a mask is the best way to prevent the spread of germs. While face coverings are very important, they can create a challenge for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Wearing a mask with a clear plastic window at the front helps to communicate with deaf individuals more effectively. Made of polyester with adjustable elastic ear loops, this mask is comfortable, washable, and reusable.

 

Keeping yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy this winter has never been easier! With these helpful tools and many others like them, MaxiAids keeps cleaning and sanitizing fast and simple.

Please note: while these products are effective in keeping their users safe and healthy, they alone are not foolproof. While using these products, please continue to follow all CDC guidelines, such as social distancing and frequent hand washing.

24 January, 2021

Stay Safe and Prepared with MaxiAids’ Winter Safety Products

With winter comes hazardous weather, making it difficult to leave the house without help. The chance of slipping and falling is much greater when it’s snowy and icy outside, which is why many seniors and people with special needs turn to MaxiAids for Winter Safety Products.

MaxiAids’ mission is to offer products that promote a healthy, active, and independent lifestyle. Safety is a top priority, which is why we carry products that can assist many different people with various unique challenges. We have winter safety products like anti-slip ice treads, outside safety lights that can illuminate pathways or porches if returning home in the dark, wheelchair winter ponchos, and much more.

When it comes to walking on the ice and being outside during the winter, we provide all the products you need to ensure your utmost safety coming and going from your home. The elderly and those with mobility limitations must take extra safety precautions, and we’re pleased to provide them.

Below are safety products to help you stay safe and prepared this winter.

5-Prong Ice Grip

Anti-Slip Ice Treads for Women

Outdoor Step

Safety Ice Tip Single Point For Canes

Wheelchair Winter Poncho-Unisex- Adult- Black

Winter Ice Treads- Men's

Winter Ice Treads- Women's

Wireless Motion-Sensing Indoor-Outdoor Step Light

Cane-Lite Glow in the Dark Attachable LED Safety Light

From safety lights to safety ice tips for canes for the blind, to winter ice treads for your shoes, MaxiAids has the selection of winter safety products you need to stay safe and prepared for a cold winter. Shop more Winter Safety Products for everything you need to feel confident this winter season.

14 January, 2021

Stick to Your 2021 Resolutions with Exercise Products for the New Year

It’s much easier to stick to New Year’s resolutions when you proactively set yourself up for success. As your source for thousands of products specifically designed to assist the blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, seniors, mobility challenged and home health care, we have exercise equipment that will cater to your specific needs.

No matter your exercise level, we have the right exercise equipment for you! From ball chairs to improve your posture, to hand exercisers, resistance tubing, exercise peddlers, and digital jump ropes, we have products that will help you stay happy, healthy, and active through 2021 and beyond.

If you have any visual impairments, we have products like low vision yoga videos, or if your goal is to improve dexterity we have products like the Handi-Exerciser. Perhaps you need assistance for everyday stretching – we offer the FabStretch Incline Board for that!

Browse our selection of Exercise Equipment below to help stick to your 2021 resolutions.

 

Adjustable Slimming Belt

 

Ball Chair - Black

 

Beginning Yoga for the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

CanDo Digi-Extend Hand Exerciser w-16 bands-4 ea. Tan-Yellow-Red-Green

 

CanDo Exercise Core-Training 21-in. Vestibular Dome w-Resistance Cords

 

CanDo Latex Free Exercise Band - 4-ft. - Blue - Heavy Intensity

 

Exercise Ball

 

Exercise Pedaler

 

FabStretch 4-Level Exercise Incline Board - 0 to 35-Degree Elevation

 

GNC Digital Jump Rope

 

Handi-Exerciser - The Easy to Use Hand Exerciser

 

Tel-Time Talking Calorie Counter

 

Make your everyday exercise routine even easier and help yourself stick to your 2021 resolutions about staying active and healthy this year with MaxiAids’ inventory of Exercise Equipment. We offer products for all exercise levels, ranging from hand exercisers to resistance bands.