Helpful aids

jenzie06 Member Posts: 708
edited 3. Nov 2016, 04:57 in Living with Arthritis archive
After two rather woe-is-me posts I thought I'd rather do a more positive one.

So, which aids do people find helpful?
Has anyone found a tin opener that doesn't make your fingers drop off?

I've got a hippychick hip seat which is secured round your waist and then youngest sits on the little seat rather than on your hip (saves you standing at a wonky angle).
I've got a seat for the bath and taps with levers are brilliant too.

Anyone else?


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,429
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    An electric tin opener. Relatively cheap, last forever, no fingers involved. And an electric jar opener too.
  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 843
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    . A sock puller-on-er.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Even though I don't have children and don't wear socks I hope this helps. My useful aids are cordless vacuums, an induction hob plus hide-and-slide oven door, a K*rch*r window vac and learning how to use our inherited dishwasher. Oh, and a rollator and, recently, a mobility scooter. DD
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Plugs with grips fitted or grips to fit on plugs so it's easier to pull the plug from the socket.

    I also use a very lightweight travel hairdryer as the ordinary ones are too heavy.

    Like DD I'm in love with my super light cordless vac!
  • applerose
    applerose Member Posts: 3,621
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    An electric tin opener, a light cordless vacuum cleaner and a shopping trolley.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,635
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi jenzie06,
    what a lovely post and super idea to share helpful aids. My personal favourite is my helping hand with a magnet on the end as I'm forever dropping things on the floor
    Best wishes