Inability to make a tight fist can affect how brushing teeth and combing hair are managed

Try: Fit foam tubing around the handles of toothbrushes and hairbrushes to widen them look for tubing at craft stores and hardware stores attach strips of velcro to the tubing and make a cuff for the palm to slip through when holding the handle use glue to secure the velcro to the tubing making sure the smoother side of the velcro is what touches skin when the palm is in the cuff check the skin for signs of irritation after use of the cuff if redness or chapping occurs line the cuff with top of a tube sock cut off fitted to the inside of the cuff and sewn across the outside of the cuff

Materials: Foam tubing in varying sizes strips of velcro glue tube sock needle thread and scissors

Categories: Personal, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, 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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