Assistive devices are available to help you in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, car, and more. Many arthritis patients are unaware of just what's available -- and when they hear about a useful assistive device, they wonder how they ever lived without it. What assistive devices have been invaluable to you?
Cup or glass to drink from
- Does anyone have any ideas on a cup or glass or drink container to aid in drinking? My condition is so bad in my hands, I can't pick up a glass.
- —Guest Allen Heil
- I can not cope now with out my canes. I use one all the time and two when I am walking for long distances. Would propably have a few falls if it was not for the canes.
- The aid I use every day has a long handle that grasps things that are hard to reach.I'm not sure what it's called. I also use it to pull full laundry baskets instead of carrying them.
- I have a large shaped nutcracker on my counter. I use it to open everything! Grip is one of the first things to go and this lets me open most things myself.