Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mobility issues? Trouble bending? I might have an answer in this review

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and/or compensation in exchange for my honest review.

As many of you know, my life took a bit of a turn last month. For the past 12 years, I've run my own business called Speechless (I put words in your mouth!), offering writing, editing, and voice-over services to clients around the world. I added this blog to the mix in 2009 and have been happily working away at my two businesses since then. 

In late November, I received a phone call that resulted in my current situation. I am now running Dignity Home Care Professionals, a home care company in Pittsburgh. It's a far cry from what I've ever done, but I am enjoying it immensely. I am working with my daughter, Bethany, who is co-owner of Dignity, and that has been a delight. Years ago, Bethany and I talked about running a business together and here we are, doing just that. It's odd how life works out sometimes. If you'd told me six months ago I would be working a full-time job managing a company outside of my home, I would have told you you were crazy!

Even though I'm pouring much of myself into this new venture, I haven't abandoned Speechless or Green Grandma. As a matter of fact, for the last two nights, I had to come home from work and do narrations. As I write this review (which is what I'm getting to), it's nearing midnight.

I was asked to review a product last week that is absolutely perfect for my other business, as it's a product that is ideal for the elderly. So perfect, in fact, that I'm giving it to one of our clients tomorrow. The client is recovering from a broken hip and cannot bend. That makes putting on shoes especially difficult. And that's where this product comes in. It's a long-handled shoe horn. 

While the picture depicts a much younger and seemingly more fit person enjoying the benefits of this shoe horn, I feel it's more accurately suited for someone who struggles with mobility due to aging, injury, or loss of flexibility. And for them, it's a must-have. 

I toyed with the idea of keeping it for myself, but decided my client would get far more use out of it. Besides, at only $12.99, I can certainly afford to buy one of my own. The Shoe Horn by Vive comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. Designed with comfort in mind, it is 24" and made of a lightweight flexible plastic. Currently, there are 621 reviews on Amazon with a 4.5/5 overall rating!

I would have to give it 5 stars. I've used other shoe horns in the past and this one surpasses them in ease of use and quality. If you struggle with putting on your shoes or boots, or you know some seniors who would benefit from having a long-handed shoe horn of their own, I cannot recommend the Shoe Horn by Vive enough. Why not show your love on Valentine's Day by gifting your loved ones with a shoe horn? It's perfectly suited for a big red bow and nothing says "I love you" like a shoe horn, right? Well, maybe that's stretching it a bit, but you get the picture.

Reviewing it for you,

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