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The 22" long brush extends the arms length to reduce reaching and stretching motions.
The brush is angled and swivels,
$10 Sears HHC
Bath brush, curved
Designed for people with limited ability to lift arm and shoulder. Brush is curved so that
it fits over shoulder to reach the middle of the back.
$35 Sammons Preston
Bath safety treads, 8" x 18" strips
Reduce the danger of slips and falls in the bathtub or shower by putting safety treads on
the bottom of the tub or shower.
Comb, long handle
20" shaft with plastic coated grip allows people with limited arm and wrist movement
to comb their hair.
$24 Sammons Preston
Grab bars, 3-level zig-zag
Grab bars can be installed in the shower or tub to provide support while standing or when
getting into and out of the tub or shower. Be sure that you securely mount the grab bars
into studs or walls backed with woodblocking for additional safety. Zigzag bars help keep
wet hands from slipping and provide various gripping heights for children and adults.
Hairbrush, easy pull
Brush with handstrap to aid those with limited gripping ability.
$10 Sammons Preston
Laundry bag, mesh, zipper
Small laundry items can be combined in one bag. There is less reaching and easier transfer
from washer to dryer.
$3 Department Stores
Mirror w/ stand
Mirror can be set on counter for easy viewing from seated position, or hung. Mirror pivots
easily to magnified side. Mirror has a plastic frame and wire frame base.
$4 Sammons Preston
Reacher, Pik Stik with suction cups
A multi-use "reacher" is handy to help in taking down lightweight items from
upper shelves or in picking up dropped items. The suction cup ends provide a solid grip.
$21 Sears HHC
Brush holds securely to surface. Ideal for one handed use in bath or kitchen.
$4 Sammons Preston, Inc.
6 pairs of clips marked by color and raised dots, help keep matching clothes grouped
together in the wash or in the closet. These clips make it easier to select matching
clothes for people with low vision or color blindness.
$6 Sammons Preston
Toilet paper dispenser
Easy to use toilet tissue holder allows changing of rolls with one hand.
$5 Department Stores
Wash mit, terry cloth/mesh
Use with liquid/bar soap for cleansing. Good for shower, bath, or for washing dishes.
Elastic at wrist assures a snug fit. Mitt can be turned inside out for use with other
$5 Sammons Preston
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