Small Equipment Aids List

button hook and zip pull

Button Hook and Zip Pull

With a button hook on one end and a zip puller on the other end, this device helps with a number of dressing tasks.

Dycem Mat

Dycem Mat

Dycem has been developed to produce the most effective non-slip material available. It is not sticky, but it grips dry, slippery surfaces. It may also be used for moulding or wrapping around any object.

Elastic Laces

 

Elastic Laces

These look like normal shoe laces but are elasticated and effectively convert lace-up shoes into slip-on shoes for those who have trouble reaching or tying shoelaces.

Foam Tubing

Foam Tubing

Closed cell foam tubing, available in various sizes to provide a built up handle for easier gripping e.g. cutlery, pans etc. It is non-absorbent, non-sticky, washable and dishwasher safe.

Kettle Tipper Cordless

Kettle Tipper(for use with cordless kettle)

This will suit most cordless kettles.  When the kettle is secured a cut out at the top of the tipper allows cups to be positioned as close to the kettle as required. The frame has a built in back stop to prevent spillage if the kettle is accidentally released during use.

Key Turner

 

Key Turner

This product has curved built in handles for Yale or mortice type door keys providing an easy grip and good leverage for turning.

Bendable Long Handled Sponges

Long Handled Sponges (bendable)

The special handle can bend and straighten multiple times to aid in cleaning difficult to reach areas, such as the back and distal areas like the feet. Unlike most sponge handles, these do not require a heat gun to change position.

multiopener

Multi opener

A handy, multi-functional opener with nonslip material grips on the sides for bottle caps, screw tops and ring pulls. The handle provides great leverage for opening screw-on bottle tops. Ring pull seals are easily broken by inserting the ring into the end of the opener and lifting. On the same end is a bottle cap opener. The notch on the seal on twist off jar lids to make opening easier.

Pick Up Stick

Pick-Up Stick

Made from lightweight aluminium, this reacher is designed for people with limited reach and/or mobility. The jaw opening features a slip-resistant surface for a secure hold on the object. Length 530mm. Weight 172g.

Plate Guard

 

Plate Guard (incurve)

This flexible guard can be fitted to ordinary plates to assist with eating. A high inward sloping face helps with food collection and spillage. Plate size 190 to 254mm external diameter.

pull plug

Plug Pull (for electric appliances)

The Plug Pull consists of a standard three-pin plug base with a looped handle for those with a poor grip. Four fingers can fit in the handle to give an improved leverage. We advise a qualified electrician fit this item.

Pen And Pencil Holders

 

Pen and Pencil Holders

This soft PVC moulding slides on to normal sized pens and pencils to make them easier to grip and control writing. Internal diameter 8mm.

Shoehorn

Shoehorn

A plastic moulded shoehorn. With a long handle giving excellent reach. It also has a hanging loop attached to the handle. Length is 430mm. Weight 37g.

Plastic Spread Board With Spikes

Spread Board with Spikes

A durable one-piece moulded plastic board with a raised L-shape in one corner, to allow bread to be spread using one hand. It also has a set of spikes that can be inserted into the board. These are designed to hold produce in place whilst they are being sliced or chopped.

Crossed Tap Turners

Tap Turners Crossed

These strong moulded turners simply hook over the top of an x-type tap, to make it easier to turn. They are supplied as a Red and Blue pair for hot and cold taps.

Crystal Tap Turners

Tap Turners Crystal

This device clamps around the top of cylindrical tap tops, and provides the leverage to turn them easily. The handle is comfortable and easy to grip. For use with taps up to 60mm in diameter. Closed length 190mm.

 

Stocking/Sock Aid

Stocking/Sock Aid

To assist with putting on a stocking or sock especially if bending and reaching to the foot is difficult. The foot is put in the open end of the stocking, which is then pulled over the foot and up the leg using the tapes.

 

Yale Knob Turner

Yale Knob Turner

This soft plastic moulding fits over Yale type door lock knobs, to offer better purchase when turning them. It can be left in position on the lock.

Long Handled Combs And Brushes

Combs and Brushes (Long Handled)

To assist those who cannot raise their arm or reach behind their head to comb their hair. When not in use, the comb or brush folds back into the handle and the extension can be taken off to give a pocket-sized item.

canpull

Canpull

The Canpull is a durable device especially designed for opening ring pull cans. Extremely easy to use, just hook the end under the ring, fold forwards and then roll back. Suitable for users either with arthritis or with arthritis or with a weak grip. Also features a sodasnap, which has been designed specifically for opening the ring pulls on cans of drink.

magnifying sheet

Magnifying Sheet

Made from lightweight plastic for reading large areas of books, maps and newspapers. Hold a few inches above page to magnify subject matter. Ideal for magnifying text, small print, maps and documents.

 

 

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