Large button TV remotes to the rescue!
My Mom’s arthritic fingers coupled with her waning eyesight made working our regular TV remote next to impossible. She would get so frustrated trying to find her Judge Judy that it hurt my heart. She’d also drop the regular sized TV remote frequently, prompting me to teach our Australian Shepherd a new command of ‘pick that up, please.’ Thank God for smart dogs….
Anyway, I set about trying to find a way to help her alleviate her frustration and allow her to remain a bit more independent when it came to TV viewing. I was successful in finding large button TV remotes. And, I was even more successful in finding her a large format remote that didn’t have a ton of buttons on it so it was easier for her to just surf over to the TV channel she wanted.
The below large button TV remotes are all rated at least four out of five stars on Amazon.com. I particularly like the HUGE Hy-Tek Tek Partner Universal Remote Control as it would be almost impossible to lose in a sofa cushion.
LIGHTED BIG BUTTON TV REMOTE CONTROL – For The Blind and Low Vision.Hy-Tek Tek Partner BW0561RD Universal Remote ControlFlipper Big Button Universal Remote for 2-DevicesSony RM-EZ4 2-Device Universal Remote with Big ButtonsEX T.I.T Big Button Universal Remote Control(U-43) – Retail Packaging