Everyday tasks can be a real hassle when you struggle with mobility, dexterity, and general strength. Things that used to take mere moments have become fiddly and frustrating. Fortunately, there are many low-cost living aids that save you a lot of manual labour thanks to their ingenious design. Here are just a few that can help.
Low-Cost Help in the Kitchen
Tornado Tin Opener
One of the most difficult tasks when you have dexterity issues is opening a tin can. With so much of modern food contained within them, having to regularly struggle with a shoddy tin opener isn’t the way you’d want to spend your time. The Tornado Tin Opener is an excellent solution to the problem. Instead of having to manually operate the device you simple need to attach it to the top of the tin and press the button. The battery powered Tornado will then rotate and cut around the edge of the tin without any additional help. Then simply lift the lid off and enjoy the contents inside.
Dignity Plate and Bowl
Eating meal when you have Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, or other coordination effecting condition can be a trying experience, especially if you don’t have assistance. The potential for spilling food or knocking over the plate is high. The Dignity Plate and Dignity Bowl are very simple living aids to help reduce the likelihood of this happening. Both products have a lipped edge and suction cup base. This has the benefit of allowing the user to push against the raised edge without shifting the plate, removing the need for difficult precise, movements that can require significant energy and focus.
Low-Cost Assistance for Household Chores
Tasks a such as dusting and general tidying up can be difficult when you can’t bend and stretch to high and low places. The Easi Reacher gives you an extra an arm’s length or more of reach to reduce the need for awkward movements. For example, dusting shelves and having to remove ornaments is made simple thanks to the claw on the end. Simply press the comfortably shaped trigger to close and lock the claw around the object. There’s also a small magnet on the base to pick up objects like keys. Available in 18, 24, and 32-inch variants you can choose the model best suited for you.
Magic Bristle Gloves
One of the most difficult areas of the house to clean are the grooves around the edges of the kitchen and bathroom fittings. The moisture and grime that can build up means it takes a good scrub to clean it to a hygienic standard. This is even more difficult if you have grip issues such as arthritis, as certain cleaning tools can cause your hand to cramp. The Magic Bristle Gloves have cleaning bristles on the finger tips to allow you to hold you hand in the most comfortable position. You can then clean around taps, shower heads, and grout with less risk of hand cramp developing.