Self-Help Aids

Self-Help Aids
  • Marpac Sound Machine Marpac 3500200


    Marpac Fog White Sound Machine

    Dohm, Marpac's signature sound conditioner creates the smooth, soothing sound of rushing air, also known as white noise, to effectively block noises across a broad range of frequencies.Dual-speed version (formerly known as the Sleepmate / Soundscreen...

  • HealthSmart GripLoc Reaching Aid Mabis Healthcare 640-1900-0001


    HealthSmart GripLoc Reaching Aid

    Retrieve items safely and easily with the help of the HealthSmart GripLoc Sliding Reacher Grabber. It adds 43 inches to your reach so that you can grab objects that are on the ground or in elevated locations without bending or stretching. Unlike other...

  • Mabis Step Stool Mabis Healthcare 539-1901-0000


    Mabis Silver / Black Step Stool

    Provides a safe way to get to all those hard-to-reach places Made of chrome plated steel frame and non slip textured matting on stool surface Features reinforced slip resistant rubber tips for added stability

  • Reach Right Dressing Aid Stick Easy To Use Products LLC 755

    Easy to Use Products

    Reach Right Dressing Kit with Shoe Horn, Sock Aid, Dressing Hook

    Introducing the Reach Right Dressing Kit - the ultimate solution for individuals with limited mobility and flexibility. This 4-in-1 tool is designed to make your daily routine easier and hassle-free. With the included shoehorn, you can effortlessly slide...

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  • McKesson Exam Stool McKesson Brand 81-11001US393


    McKesson Backless Black Exam Stool 17.75 to 24.5" Height Range

    Color: Black Pneumatic Height Adjustment: 17-3/4 inch - 24-1/2 inch Comfortable 16 inch wide, 4 inch thick round polyfoam seat cushion. Stylish 23 inch brushed aluminum/black accented base with five legs. Chrome-hooded, dual-wheel casters. Optional...

  • Ezy Dose Vial Cap Opener Apothecary Products 23298

    EZY Dose

    Ezy Dose Red Vial Cap Opener

    Vial cap opener tool lifts the plastic lid off most bottles. Rest the handle on top of the bottle and move the curved part of the device just under the lid but not all the way to the neck of the bottle. Slowly and gently press down on the handle with the...

  • McKesson Exam Stool McKesson Brand 81-22100-WR041


    McKesson Backless Black Exam Stool 16 to 23'' Height Range

    This backless, round pneumatic exam stool features a poly-foam cushion, five leg base, and adjustable height.Black Five-leg, 21 Inch (53.3 cm) black ABS plastic composite base for overall support Features 4 Inch (10.2 cm) poly-foam seat cushion for...

  • FabLife Dressing Aid Stick Fabrication Enterprises 86-0030

    Fabrication Enterprises

    FabLife Beige Double End Dressing Aid Stick

    The FabLife dressing stick aid assists in putting on shirts and jackets, pulling up slacks or removing socks. The hook on the opposite end aids in pulling zippers and shoelace loops.Combination hook/pusher assists in putting on shirts and jackets,...

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.