The field of home healthcare and assistive devices is filled to the brim with ingenuity that aims to facilitate the daily life of patients whose mobility is impaired. When patients are undergoing recovery or have lost some of their mobility due to a health condition or age, going about their everyday tasks can become challenging. The mere act of entering the shower can put their well-being at risk, and many may not have the ability to brush their own hair or put on their socks independently. Luckily, a wide variety of products for dressing, eating and homemaking continue to be developed to address those impairments and make sure that those individuals can find freedom in their daily lives. Here are some categories of daily living products that could be of interest to you or loved ones who may be looking for simple and convenient accessibility solutions:
1. Bathroom safety equipment: From toileting to bathing, there exist hundreds of devices to help make those experiences easy and safe. People who have a hard time entering their bath or shower, can benefit from installing non-slip tub-rails and safety bars that will provide support and stability. Bath chairs and transfer benches allow individuals to sit down during bathing– a bath chair is a free standing, non-slip structure inside your bathtub or shower. A transfer bench helps to move an individual in a sitting position from outside to inside the tub. Additionally, devices like long sponges, extended combs and brushes can make it easy for a movement-impaired person to carry out their daily hygene with ease.
2. Dressing and sock donning devices: Getting dressed can be a challenge for many individuals but products like the convenient sock aid and extended shoe horns can take away the strain from some of those activities– no need to bend over to put on your shoes or socks. Button-hooks can help ease the task of buttoning your shirts, blouses or cuffs. Reachers can help you find different accessories or articles of clothing in your closet without having to stretch or climb on chairs.
3. Feeding and cooking products: Self-sufficient individuals may find it straining to carry out household chores like cooking or cleaning the bathroom. Self-feeding can also be trying. In the kitchen, a one-touch can opener can be very convenient as well as a one-handed magic grip jar opener. Counter stools, also known as perching stools, can provide an ergonomic surface where to rest your body while cooking or cleaning the kitchen. When it comes to eating, combination forks and spoons and anti-slip plates and place-mats can help you create a mess-free dining experience. For cleaning–extended toilet brushes, extended dusters and telescopic dustpans and brooms can take away much of the physical exertion associated with those activities.
Vital Mobility is your source for all of these devices and more. Our team’s top priority is to find ways to work with you, your loved ones or therapists to find the best selection of products to suit your lifestyle. We look forward to helping you with the best dressing, eating and homemaking devices in the market.