When you have limited mobility, simple tasks can be a challenge.
Whether it’s from old age, disability or chronic pain, your body can become less agile and muscles become stiff or joints begin to ache. This can make it more difficult to go about your normal daily activities.
Daily living aids are highly beneficial for those who are looking for assistance when tackling a range of everyday tasks. They make simple chores a breeze by simplifying the process and reducing any strain on your body. Whether it’s opening a tin of food, picking something up from the ground or just putting on your clothes, there are a huge range of different daily livings aid products to help if you have reduced mobility or limited dexterity.
Here are our top five daily living aids that we think could change your life!
1. One Touch Jar Opener
We all know how cumbersome opening a jar can be – everyone struggles! Opening a jar requires a firm grip and strong twisting motion.
The One Touch Automatic Jar Opener will open stubborn lids for you, with just the touch of a button. This product is ideal for anyone with a weaker grip or infirmed hands. You’ll no longer have to ask someone to open it for you! Take a look at the One Touch Jar Opener on our website.
Here’s how it works…
2. Handybar Car Handle
Getting in and out of cars can sometimes be hazardous if you have reduced mobility. Handles on cars aren’t always placed in the best areas and and open car door is not stable enough to rely on.
The Handybar Mobility Handle is used to provide you with extra support when entering or exiting your vehicle. By attaching to any car door type, it gives you a safe and secure handle to hold on to.
This handle is also pretty nifty compared to other brands and models, as it’s also equipped with a seatbelt cutter and window breaker, for use in an emergency.
If you suffer from joint problems, reaching, picking up or grabbing items can be a painful, laborious experience.
Reachers, grabber reachers and folding reachers are perfect for people with rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, elderly arthritis, seniors with arthritis, an arthritis handicap or other joint problems. They allow you to easily pick up and retrieve items such as shopping, clothes, tools or complete other general household tasks.
The Homecraft Reacher is one of our favorites. This lightweight and robust pick-up reacher is ideal for picking up a wide variety of items. We’ve also found that because it features a twin gripping jaw, it has a superior grip to other models.
This model also has a magnet attached to the jaw, which means picking up those tricky paper clips and small metal items is so much easier, and the short trigger makes it easy to use if you have stiff arthritic fingers.
4. Swivel Cushion
If you’re looking for a transfer aid, the Peak Care Swivel Cushion is great! This Swivel Cushion rotates on its non-slip base, allowing you to turn more easily. This model features comfortable memory foam, which can assist with pressure relief. Due to it being lightweight and portable, it can be used in a wide variety of settings, but is most ideal for use in cars or on your chairs at home.
Take a look at the Peak Care Swivel Cushion on our website.
5. Tipper Kettle
Who doesn’t love a good cup of tea? You can grab your mug from the shelf above with your new reacher, but you’ll often find that a full kettle is heavy, as well as very hot! A tipper kettle lets you pour water from your kettle into a mug, saucepan or container, without worrying about dropping or spilling it. It makes pouring seamless and effortless.
The Uccello Kettle is ergonomically designed, meaning it’s easy to use if you suffer from arthritis, and requires no lifting! With built-in effortless Power Pour technology and auto shut-off, you’ll have your cup of tea or coffee ready quicker and easier – just tilt and pour.
See how easy it is to use below…
Whilst this is only a small selection of a huge variety of daily living aids, we feel these are some of the most useful and innovative options on the market. If you’d like to see our full range of living aids, you can do so here.
If you’re unsure about what may be the best solution for your needs, our experienced team is always on hand to guide you in making the best choice to help you make your life easier every day – why not have a chat with us today.
At Life Mobility, we aim to ensure that people living with a disability are able to lead as active and independent a lifestyle as possible. We understand that each person’s needs are unique, and therefore require a customised solution.