Arthritis Products for Daily Living Soft, wide Universal Built-Up Handle for a comfortable and improved grip. Item #: 746300000 UPC #: 742645015550
Small and handy Combination Button Aid and Zipper Pull for easier, independent dressing. Item #: 738870000 UPC #: 742645003441
Big Lamp Switch reduces pain and effort needed to turn on or off lamp switch. Item #: 754146111 UPC #: 742645011927
Extra Wide Tall-Ette Elevated Toilet Seat with Aluminum Legs for extra gripping support and increased ease of rising from or lowering to toilet. Item #: 725881000 UPC #: 742645002208
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Walkers Walking Canes Reachers
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Choose the Right Products: Select Products: • That address your specific challenges • With texture or bumpy exteriors • That are easy to clean and maintain • That are lightweight • That are easy to open and close • That are comfortable to wear, carry or operate • That are simple in design, provide ease of use
Adapting Your Home: • General Living Areas: Install doorknob extenders, grippers or lever-style handles to lessen pain when opening doors. Use padded or large handled tools such as key holders, lamp switches and wall switch handles to make items easier to hold, turn or pull. Add height to seating with the use of risers or raised cushions. Remove loose rugs or mats to prevent slipping and falling. • Kitchen: Use electric appliances or non-slip products such as can or jar openers to reduce stress on joints. Wrap foam tubing or tape around pot and pan handles and add built up handles to utensils and other kitchen tools for an easier grasp. Reachers are great for retrieving hard to reach items in cabinets and high or low shelving. • Bathroom: Invest in a tub transfer bench and install grab bars in your bathroom to help you get in and out of the shower or tub. Add a raised toilet seat to assist rising from and lowering to the toilet. • Bedroom: Use button and zipper aids, extended reach shoe horns and sock aids to make getting dressed easier. Install bed rails to assist getting in and out of bed. Keep frequently used items in a convenient location.
Helpful Resources: • Arthritis Foundation: www.arthritis.org • Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/arthritis/home/ovc-20168903 • Arthritis National Research Foundation: www.curearthritis.org • http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/tools-resources/ease-of-use/product-selection.php • http://www.webmd.com/arthritis/tc/quick-tips-modifying-home-work-area-when-you-have-arthritis-get-started • https://www.painfreelivinglife.com/pain-conditions/arthritis/furnishing-an-arthritis-friendly-home • http://www.housingcare.org/downloads/kbase/3249.pdf
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