Many tasks involving reach or strength can be more easily done using assistive devices

Try: #use weighted eating utensils and thick-handled hair brushes and toothbrushes #use velcro instead of buttons on shirts and pants #use shoes with velcro straps instead of shoes with regular shoelaces #use button hooks to fasten buttons #use a leg lifter to raise and swing a leg into or from a bed or a car #for limited reach or range of motion use long-handled equipment look for bath sponges and loofahs on sticks sock aids reachers and leg lifters in pharmacy sections drug stores and medical supply outlets and catalogs these can all make activities and chores easier and in some cases safer

Materials: Thick handled brush weighted eating utensils velcro straps button hook long-handled equipment

Categories: Maintenance, Personal, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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