Do you need help performing daily living tasks? Try out these products to help you do the things you need to do to care for yourself each day.
Personal utilities are products or equipment designed to help improve or maintain the functional capabilities of people who have a disability. These products can help you do things you might not be able to do any more such as dressing or preparing food.
Personal utilities are often used by people living in residential homes, group homes or long-term care facilities. Disabled and elderly people have a great need for personal utilities and can improve their quality of life by using them because these products making daily living easier and help maintain independence. From dressing aids to kitchen aids to recreational aids, a wide range of personal utility products and equipment are available.
What Types of Tasks Can Personal Utilities Be Helpful For?
You may need help with any of the following tasks if you have a health condition that limits your mobility or dexterity or a health concern you are monitoring:
- Getting dressed
- Preparing food
- Feeding yourself
- Carrying items
- Checking your blood pressure or blood sugar levels
Fortunately, several helpful devices exist to make daily functioning less of a struggle. You can save energy accomplishing tasks easier by using personal utilities.
Dressing aids are used by elderly or disabled people who have difficulty getting dressed. These types of personal utilities can help with fastening buttons, putting on pantyhose or socks, pulling zippers, pulling clothing on and putting on shoes. People with arthritic hands find these aids relieve stress on their hands and save time and frustration when dressing.
Feeding aids include a wide variety of eating utensils which are used by people with limited hand strength. Weighted eating utensils help people with Ataxia, Parkinson’s disease or other forms of injuries or illness that cause hand tremors. Flexible eating utensils can be formed into a variety of positions to help a person eat comfortably. Foam eating utensil tubing and one way drinking straws are other commonly used types of feeding aids.
Grippers, Knobs and Reachers
Grippers and knobs are helpful for performing daily activities such as opening and closing doors, unfastening and fastening jar lids, and turning faucets on and off. These aids can also assist with handwriting and holding small items such as keys.
Reachers assist with obtaining items that far enough away that they are difficult or impossible to retrieve. These aids are available for different purposes and come in a wide variety of styles and lengths such as folding reachers, magnetic reachers, locking reachers, and reacher grabbers. People who are wheelchair bound or who lack grip strength or dexterity often find reachers convenient. They may also be used for retrieving item in tight spaces, getting dressed, picking up items in or outside, and for simply scratching the back.
Medical Handy Utility Trolleys and Carts
Utility trolleys and carts are convenient for shopping or for moving items such as laundry, books or other personal items around the home. With ample space and zippered compartments, these aids ensure your items are not lost or dropped. Carts and trolleys come in a variety of styles with features such as a fold down seat to rest on while you’re out, a tri-wheel design to make it easy to go upstairs and curbs, and a lightweight and durable steel frame that folds for convenient storage or transport.
Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Monitors
Personal utilities for checking blood pressure and blood glucose are convenient to use at home and in between medical visits. These devices are available in manual, digital or automatic styles to suit your needs.
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