Top Ten Daily Living Aids

Reduced mobility and flexibility are one of the most common symptoms of several neuromuscular and genetic disorders. Sometimes, an injury can also render a person immobile for a specific period. Shouldering one's daily responsibilities and executing chores can become a difficult and tedious task in such a situation. Without the help of a caregiver or someone else, it seems impossible to carry out everyday functions with ease and comfort. Daily living aids are devices that help a person do several daily activities with ease, without being dependent on someone else. At Rehab Store we have listed ten of the best daily living aids that can help you execute several tasks easily with comfort and independence.

1. Essential Medical Deluxe Reacher with Fully Rotating Head

A reacher is what someone would call a simple machine, but it is one of the most important aids in the life of a person who suffers from decreased mobility & fine motor skills or is unable to bend down. A reacher like the Essential Medical Deluxe Reacher allows one to hold on to or pick up object easily. It has an ergonomically designed handle with pressure sensitive jaws. The full 360° rotation of jaws allows user to pick up objects without having to rotate the arm and lose strength while the unique trigger design allows for use with another hand.


Features:

  • Has built in wrist support
  • Makes picking up objects easier
  • Rotating head to reach into narrow areas

 

2. Atos Medical TheraBite Jaw Motion Rehabilitation System

Difficulty in eating or drinking generally relies on a weak jaw or weak hands. There are a number of aids that can help you counter the problems associated with a weak grip or tremors. But there are very few products that can help you regain the strength of the jaw, especially the part responsible for chewing or swallowing. The Atos Medical TheraBite Rehab System is one of those rare products. It is specifically designed to treat trismus and mandibular hypomobility. The patient controlled system utilizes repetitive passive motion to stretch connective tissue, strengthen weakened muscles and mobilize joints. The TheraBite Jaw Motion can also help to reduce muscle pain by reducing joint inflammation and prevent reduced muscle strength during (chemo) radiation in the head and neck area.


Features:

  • Increases jaw opening mobilizes joints and reduces pain
  • Helps in reducing patient’s anxiety by allowing them to control the extent and length of each stretch
  • Clinically proven to be more effective than exercises and tongue depressors
  • Stretches connective tissue and strengthens weakened muscles
 

3. Adult Wide Style Sock Aid

One must bend down or raise their legs to wear socks. There is no other way possible. Or is there? The Adult Wide Sock Aid is designed to assist individuals who are unable to bend down and put their socks on. Center panel on the wide sock aid has raised slide strips to reduce friction on the heel. It makes it easier for people with lymphedema, cerebral palsy and hip replacement to put on socks.


Features:

  • Fits any length or size of sock or stocking
  • Reusable and portable for use anywhere
  • Flat design to prevent itself from rolling during sock application
 

4. Sammons Preston Multi Loop Leg Lifter

Getting into bed or changing the position of the foot with an injured leg or post a hip surgery can be painful or sometimes not possible. Leg lifters are simple devices that can ease this problem within minutes. You just need to put your leg into one of the loops, depending on the position of your foot, and use the lifter to simple lift the foot or move the foot into place. The Sammons Preston Multi Loop Leg Lifter features five loops in one lifter. Range of motion strap with multiple loops allows users to independently perform a range of motion of their lower extremities. The Multi-Loop Leg Lifter can be used with either one or two hands at various lengths for a number of a different range of motion activities. Each loop measures 12" long with a total of 5 loops.


Features:

  • Range of motion strap
  • Each loop measures 12" long
  • 5 loops total
  • Multiple loop system can be used with one or two hands

 

5. McKesson Oral Foam Tip Swabstick

Oral hygiene is very important to maintain a healthy body. But sometimes, we cannot execute all the required to tasks that help maintain overall oral health. The Oral Swabsticks from McKesson ease this difficulty by allowing complete oral hygiene in a few basic steps. They elevate patient experience with their soft, secure head lifting and removing fragments from oral cavities. They are ideal for use in hospitals, dental offices and home care where medical conditions or procedures may cause dry mouth or make patient self-care difficult.


Features:

  • Refreshingly effective in cleaning and moistening the oral cavity
  • Clean the mouth, teeth and gums with ease
  • Foster regular dental health routines
  • Disposable to eliminate risk of contamination
 

6. Apex Deluxe Pill Splitter

Breaking a pill with our bare hands is difficult even if the hands function perfectly. It obviously becomes difficult to break the pill for people with weak hand functions. A pill splitter is a great partner in such situations. The Apex Deluxe Pill Splitter features a unique V-shape design that grips all size pills firmly and allows the user to cut medication doses in half with accuracy. It can also be used by those who have difficulty swallowing pills and the double beveled German steel blade stays sharp. It is constructed of clear polycarbonate.


Features:

  • Splits pills of up to 1/2" in diameter
  • Constructed of clear polycarbonate
  • Excellent for personal use
  • Dimension: 1" X 1.31" X 3.25"

 

7. BSN Jobst Stocking Donner

Donning a stocking is more difficult than wearing a sock. The compression stocking needs to be carefully worn to make sure it makes the most impact. Using a stocking donner like the one from BSN Jobst can make wearing stockings an easy and comfortable task. It is designed for pulling on socks or compression hosiery. It allows the user to extend reach and manage stockings with greater ease. Stocking Donner is perfect for people with arthritis, limited dexterity, limited bending motion or those who have difficulty reaching their feet. It can be used with open or closed toe compression garments.


Features:

  • Sturdy steel coated frame holds hosiery open so that user can simply step into it from where he/she is sitting or standing
  • Simple step-in procedure to more easily apply the stockings
  • Easy-grip foam handles
  • Lightweight construction
 

8. CPR Call Blocker V5000 Call Blocking Device

Walking up to the telephone or moving again and again to receive the phone can be a difficult and irritating task. For people with impaired mobility, they would only like to take the effort to walk to the phone for important calls. The CPR Call Blocker helps block robocalls, political calls, scam calls, unwanted calls, nuisance calls, telemarketing calls, etc., just at the touch of a button, saving you all that time and energy required to go to the phone and answer it. This telephone call blocker has a blocking capacity of 6500 numbers. It helps bring back peace and relieves the stress and anxiety associated with nuisance calls.


Features:

  • Blocks unwanted callers just with a touch at big red Block Now button
  • Comes with 5000 pre-programmed nuisance numbers
  • Blocks a further 1500 numbers at the touch of a button
  • Features 3" caller display screen and large tactile keys
  • Makes it easy to manage call and block lists
 

9. Irish Medical Sheepskin Rug - Size 110cm+

Sheepskin is proven to have medical and therapeutic benefits for both children and adults. The Irish Medical Sheepskin Rug is made from real medical grade Irish sheep skins. This premium sheepskin rug provides superior comfort for all ages all year round. It is fully machine washable and sanitized for added protection against bacteria.


Features:

  • Regulates body temperature
  • Provides antimicrobial protection
  • Has a pile height of 30 mm
  • Comes in a natural sheepskin color
 

10. Arthritis Daily Helper Kit

How about a kit that includes a number of small aids that can assist you to complete different tasks? The Arthritis Daily Helper Kit features several items to assist people suffering from arthritis and other conditions that cause severe joint pain often make daily living activities difficult. The Arthritis Daily Helper Kit is designed to make various tasks less challenging by improving grip and making fine motor activities easier. The Doorknob Extension Handle and Key Turner make getting into your house easier, while the Button Hook and Shoe Buttons help you get dressed. The Dr. Grip Pen features an anti-slip grip that makes it easier to hold and apply pressure to paper.


The Kit Includes:

  • Dr. Grip Pen
  • Rubber Doorknob Extension Handle
  • EZ Key Turner, Pack of 2
  • Button Hook with Zipper Pull
  • Shoe Buttons, White Pair
 


There are a number of activities in the day for which one might need help. Technology has helped us in developing aids for almost all of them. At Rehab Store, we have an extensive range of Daily Living Aids to help you make your daily life easy, safe, comfortable, and independent.

 

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