Self-Help Aids

  • Krames Patient Booklet Krames Corporation 940399

    Krames

    Krames Patient Booklet

    Package Count: 50. This booklet explains how to do pelvic floor muscle exercises It supports shared decision-making discussions and the importance of strenghtening pelvic floor muscles Provides encouragement to keep with the prescribed exercise routine...

    $34.99
  • Abena Bib Abena North America 2594

    Abena

    Abena Reusable Adult Bib Snap Closure

    18 Inches by 30 Inches Snap closure Washable adult bib with optional crumb catcher for maximum protection against spills and stains on clothing Quality care construction made of 100% cotton front material and 90% polyester / 10% nylon back material...

    Starting at $11.99
  • FabLife Standard ADL Hip / Knee Equipment Kit Fabrication Enterprises 86-0070

    Fabrication Enterprises

    FabLife Standard 4 Piece Kit ADL Hip Knee Equipment Kit

    The FabLife Hip Kit is the perfect set of accessories for those who need assistance in their day-to-day tasks. Each tool and accessory are vital for multiple tasks that are challenging for those who may have limited mobility or are recovering from...

    Starting at $21.99
  • McKesson Reaching Aid McKesson Brand 146-RTL5020

    McKesson

    McKesson Black Reaching Aid

    Used to extend reach Ideal for reaching items dropped, on high shelves, or otherwise out-of-reach minimizing bending and stretching movements Ultra-lightweight frame constructed of durable aluminum and plastic to resist wear while maintaining minimal 5.4...

    Starting at $10.99
  • McKesson Reaching Aid McKesson Brand 146-RTL5022

    McKesson

    McKesson Black Foldable Reaching Aid

    Used to extend reach Ideal for reaching items dropped, on high shelves, or otherwise out-of-reach minimizing bending and stretching movements Ultra-lightweight frame constructed of durable aluminum and plastic to resist wear while maintaining minimal 5.4...

    Starting at $12.49
  • McKesson Shoehorn McKesson Brand 146-RTL2046

    McKesson

    McKesson Blue Formed Shoehorn

    Long handled metal shoe horns are designed allow a person to pull on their shoes easily without excessive bending. This Dressing Aid is a worry-free product, because the sturdy metal material wipes clean and should not break.Features an extra-long,...

    Starting at $7.99
  • FabLife Deluxe Sock / Stocking Aid Fabrication Enterprises 86-0040

    Fabrication Enterprises

    FabLife Deluxe White Continuous Loop Handle / Formed Sock Stocking Aid

    The FabLife™ Formed Sock & Stocking Aid is designed to guide the sock over the heel. Made from durable plastic and a foam patch to help keep the sock in place.Designed to guide the sock over the heel Made from durable plastic and a foam path to help keep...

    $9.99
  • FabLife Deluxe Sock / Stocking Aid Fabrication Enterprises 86-0002

    Fabrication Enterprises

    FabLife Deluxe Blue Flexible Sock Stocking Aid

    The FabLife™ Flexible Sock Aid with Two Handles is made of smooth nylon interior that reduces friction while the terrycloth outside holds the sock in place. The two handles reduce the need to bend and are easy to manipulate.Made of smooth nylon interior...

    $9.99
  • FabLife Leg Lifter Fabrication Enterprises 43-2295

    Fabrication Enterprises

    FabLife Blue Double Loop Leg Lifter

    The FabLife™ Leg Lifter helps lift leg or foot onto wheelchair footrest.Helps lift leg or foot onto wheelchair footrest Features webbing with loop at each end for hand and foot

    $6.99
  • McKesson Step Stool McKesson Brand 81-11200

    McKesson

    McKesson Powder Coated Steel Black Step Stool

    Ideally suited for exam rooms, X-ray, patient rooms or any area where sturdy support is required.Chrome-plated, 18 gauge steel for durability Skid-resistant rubber mat for safety Weight Capacity: 350 lbs Not made with natural rubber latex

    $54.99
  • FabLife Standard ADL Hip / Knee Equipment Kit Fabrication Enterprises 86-0072

    Fabrication Enterprises

    FabLife Standard 4 Piece Kit ADL Hip Knee Equipment Kit, 26 inch Reacher

    The FabLife™ Hip Kit is the perfect set of accessories for those who need assistance in their day-to-day tasks. Each tool and accessory are vital for multiple tasks that are challenging for those who may have limited mobility or are recovering from...

    $28.99

Self-Help Aids

There are dozens of types of self-help aids, from simple medication organizers to lift chairs. Here are some of the most common aids and why you might want them.

Medication Aids

For people taking multiple medications, simply keeping track of what to take and when to take it can be a chore. Opening pill bottles can be difficult. When taking medication that needs to be split or crushed, it’s even more complicated. Medication aids make it easier.

Medication aids include things such as:

  • Pill organizers, which help you keep track of what medication to take and what time of day to take them
  • Medication timers, which can be programmed to remind you when it’s time to take your medication
  • Pill splitters, which neatly and efficiently divide pills for you.
  • Pill Crushers, which effortlessly pulverize pills.
  • Easy-open pill bottle caps, which allow people with poor manual dexterity to grip and take off lids

Grabbers and Reaching Aids

For people with limited mobility or poor balance, simply reaching up to a high shelf or bending over to retrieve something from the floor can be impossible. However, a grabber, is a tube with pinchers at one end and a trigger at the other that allows people to reach and grasp items that might otherwise remain out of reach.

Dressing Aids

Bending to put on socks or shoes can be a struggle, as can buttons and even zippers. However, stocking aids (which assist in donning socks), long-handled shoehorns (which make shoes easy to slip on), button hooks (which pull buttons through buttonholes), and zipper pulls (which grab zipper tabs and make them easy to pull) can help those with mobility issues to dress.

Dining Aids

Mastering dinnerware may be a challenge for people with impaired hand functionality, such as advanced arthritis. However, adaptive dinnerware such as non-spill bowls and two-handled mugs can reduce accidents. In addition, flatware with oversized and ergonomic handles can be easier for those with limited grip to grasp.

Self-Transfer Aids

Getting in and out of bed, sitting down and rising from chairs, and getting into and out of cars can seem like an impossible task. However, many self-transfer aids allow people to make these transitions themselves rather than relying on others, even if they use a wheelchair.

  • Transfer boards help those in wheelchairs transfer themselves to other seats.
  • Seat lifts are unique cushions that sit atop a chair seat or sofa. They are mechanical devices that, when engaged, raise the back of the cushion and help the user to stand up. Seat lifts can be manual or motorized.
  • Couch canes are free-standing, cane-like devices with a base that slips under the sofa's edge and a solid, non-slip hand grip that the user can grasp to help them rise to a standing position.
  • Bed canes are similar, but slip between mattress and box springs and help the user sit up.
  • Swivel cushions are circular cushions that sit on a standard car seat. The cushion contains a mechanism that allows it to swivel (like an old-fashioned bar stool or lazy Susan), making it easy for the user to maneuver in and out of the car.