Article - Making It Big!
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Getting through life's daily chores can be like a math puzzle. Short or tall, performing some daily tasks can be problematic. Add in disease, age or the resulting impairment of an accident and the difficulty increases. When extra weight is added into the equation, the challenge multiplies. Daily Living Aids can help. Particularly those designed with 'big' in mind!
What are Daily Living Aids? Daily Living Aids are tools that assist people in accomplishing their daily routines. Some of these tools might be considered 'medical', but many are not. For example, many people make use of non-medical bath brushes and long handled shoe horns just because they make thing easier. Here are some other ideas:
Long handled lotion applicators for applying medication.
Toe reachers for washing in between all the toes.
Back scrubbers for, well, scrubbing your back!
Some tasks don't require reaching, but do need to be structured to handle more than 300 lbs. Look for versions of products that are specifically designed to handle a higher weight capacity.
Superpole Heavy Duty (capacity of 450 pounds) - a simple yet elegant floor to ceiling pole that provides sturdy and safe assistance for standing, as well as getting out of bed, out of a chair - anywhere you need it!
Uplift Seat Assist (capacity of 350 pounds) - a self-powered lifting cushion that provides that extra lift needed to help you get in and out of any armchair on your own.
Pride Lift Chair (capacity of 500 pounds) - Each recliner is built on a sturdy frame with a powerful (but quiet) motor. With a single push button control, you can command the chair to recline, sit up, raise or lower you.
The Toilet Transfer Rail is perfect by the toilet to help with standing and/or transfers from a wheelchair.
For moving from here to there:
Oversized Rollator (capacity of 375 pounds) has a seat and width that is generously sized.
Beasy Transfer Boards (capacity of 400 pounds) - provide assistance when moving from a seat to a wheelchair or vice versa.
For the bath:
Mounted Bath Chairs and Benches all have a weight capacity of at least 300 lbs, and some as high as 550 lbs.
People who are generously sized can have more independence and perform routine daily tasks with ease when they have the right tools and aids to work with. Check out the Generously Sized section on Dynamic-Living.com and check for weight capacity on AdaptMy.com for more ideas.
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