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As age increases, the physical capabilities as well as self-care abilities gradually declines. Individuals can use various types of​​ assistive devices to help with daily activities and to maintain functional independence despite physical and cognitive decline. Caregivers can base on the needs of these individuals to aid in selecting the appropriate assistive devices, to enable the individual to live safely and independently. ​​ This will improve their confidence, self-image and self-care abilities.

Assistive device is a specially designed device to assist people who have difficulty to perform activities of daily living. It can be applied​​ in different situations, including dressing, feeding, toileting, bathing, grooming, household activities) and mobility (lifting and transfer). Commonly used devices can be classified into the following categories:

Dressing, bathing, toileting, cooking and​​ eating are all areas that Basic Assistive Devices can be utilized. This will depend on the area of concern to be targeted.​​ 

Devices and features of devices to help perform tasks:​​ 

  • specialized handles and grip

  • devices that extend reach

  • bath board

  • shower chair

  • bathroom grab bar

  • long handed brush

  • jar opener​​ 

  • stocking aid

  • long handled shoehorn

  • button hook​​ 

  • mug with 2 handles

  • adapted chopsticks  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Required Materials:  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

 

1.specialized handles and grip

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2.devices that extend reach/grabber​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2L4F4pr​​ 

3.bath board

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4.shower chair

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2W3UiBm​​ 

5.bathroom grab bar

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/3fpznjO​​ 

6.long handed brush

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2KZbemr​​ 

7.jar opener​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2YCPQeO​​ 

8.stocking aid

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/35A06WH​​ 

9.long handled shoehorn

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2WuWgd5​​ 

10.button hook​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2WuWgd5​​ 

11.mug with 2 handles

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2SCCZp6

 

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