These products may assist with dental care; shaving; and toiletry, cosmetic and jewellery applications. Some of the products will stabilise other items or enlarge the handles.
The mirrors are for self-examination. For example, adjustable mirrors for catheterising; mirrors with integral hand grips; and unbreakable mirrors for use in situations where standard glass would be unsafe.
It is worth considering what part of the activity you require assistance with. You may be able to modify the method of carrying out a task or use one of the personal care products available.
The long handled products may help people with a limited range of movement in their wrists or hips and could compensate for a lack of reach or strength. For a person with coordination problems such as tremors, ataxia, or athetoid movements, stabilising the arm may help. Building up handles may assist people who have a limited grip.
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