The reachers in this section are operated by pulling a pistol-like trigger, using one or two fingers. These reachers are generally designed to be used with one hand.1
If you have difficulty using one or two fingers to grip, you may find it more comfortable to use a reacher with a squeeze grip. This style provides a larger grip and allows you to use your whole hand to grip the handle, which can be useful if you experience pain or stiffness in your hands and/or fingers.2
If you would like advice regarding issues with preparing food, using kitchen appliances or completing household chores, you could try sections of AskSARA. AskSARA is the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)'s free online self assessment tool. AskSARA will ask you questions about yourself and your environment and then offer relevant advice, product suggestions and supplier details.
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