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As you get older, you may start to have trouble with everyday tasks such as bathing, picking up things off the floor, or even just getting around. Assistive devices are products and tools that can make life easier. They might be new things you add to your home, or improvements to something you already have. The first step is recognizing when and where you could use some extra help. Sometimes people adapt to changes in their ability level, giving up things they like to do without even recognizing it.
Here are some ideas that could help make your daily activities easier:
- A cane or crutch used on the opposite side of a painful knee or hip makes walking easier and helps the joint last longer.
- Reachers are long rods with a grip handle on one end and a grabber on the other. They let you pick up small objects without having to bend over or reach uncomfortably.
- Elevated chair legs make it easier to get in and out of your seat. The chairs you have can usually be fitted with extenders.