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When you think of the term “Daily Living Aids”, what comes to mind? If aids for living on a day-to-day basis what came to mind, you’re on the right track. However, they cover a broad area from mobility to bed care and more, and if you were wondering what these products actually were, the following should give you a good indication.

Essentially, what Daily Living aids will provide is assistance for people who wish to self-care and carry out routine activities on a day-to-day basis including the likes of “eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, walking/transferring and continence”, which are collectively referred to as Activities of Daily Living (ADL).

Bathing & Hygiene

When it comes to cleanliness and hygiene when you find it difficult to perform certain tasks as efficiently as you could before, these daily living aids are ideal. They can include anything from long handled sponges to nail/denture brushes that are ideal for self-care as well as hair washing trays for those who require a little assistance when bathing. In terms of hygiene, the likes of antibacterial gels, sprays and wipes are available for your convenience.

Independent Living Specialists Daily Living Aids Bathroom

Cast Protectors

If you have recently come across an injury that has left you in a cast, then cast protectors are ideal to ensure the cast stays dry in the event you are exposed to water. Cast and bandage protectors with tight seals and reusable waterproof seals are ideal for bathing as well as for recreational water activities respectively.

Bedroom

If you are looking for comfortable convalesce in the bedroom then these daily living aids may be ideal for you. Pillows, specially shaped cushions, bed hoists, wedges, bed and seating pads, support cushions, chair and bed raisers, book rests and stands and not to mention backrests, you will be assured that rest will come easier with these bedroom daily living aids.

Independent Living Specialists Daily Living Aids Bedroom

Dressing

When it comes to getting dressed every day, things like putting on your underwear or even your socks on can be a little difficult. With daily living aids such as long handled brushes, dressing sticks and even stocking aids, these can make life much easier.

Eating & Drinking

Independent Living Specialists Daily Living Aids Dressing

Sometimes when patients have tremors or aren’t able to sit upright, eating and drinking daily living aids makes it possible for them to utilise the same utensils with minor adjustments to make it easier for use.

Food Preparation and Household

Often when you find difficulty holding utensils or lack the arm strength to lift a kettle, these daily living aids are quite convenient. From plates with inside edges, kettle tippers, bottle openers, to graters and scrapers, food preparation is made simpler and easier. Similarly, with household items, things like knife with easy grips or key turners to tap tuners can prove to be quite valuable additions to your home. An item perfect for senior or the elderly would be phones that come with a pre-programmed emergency button.

Independent Living Specialists Daily Living Aids Kitchen

Leisure and Mobility

In terms of leisure, we are looking daily living aids such as therapeutic gloves for the prevention of edema and postoperative double step platforms for postoperative conveniences when attempting to get into bed or similar heights. However, where mobility daily living aids are concerned you are looking at products that will offer you the option of getting around and about with as little assistance as possible or even let others know of your activities such as the stand up pressure alarms (which are perfect for dementia patients).

Find out more information on the available Daily Living Aids available for purchase through Independent Living Specialists.

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