In this section you will find information on reachers with a squeeze style trigger mechanism. They are used by placing all your fingers around the handle and trigger mechanism, then squeezing it inwards towards the handle and the palm of your hand.1
This style of handle may be easier to operate than a pistol style trigger if you have pain or stiffness in the joints of your hands and fingers, as it provides a larger grip size which can help to protect your joints.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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