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Back Scratchers Make Living Alone Easier

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Back Scratchers

back scratchers making life easier -- things to make living alone easier - back scratcher backscratcher back scratchers backscratchersBack scratchers definitely make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier. Keeping a back scratcher within easy reach certainly beats having to resort to finding a wall or doorway to rub up against or trying other desperate measures to scratch that itch you otherwise can’t reach.

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Grabbers and Reachers Make Living Alone Easier

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Grabber Reaching Aids

grabber reaching aids making life easier -- things to make living alone easier - grabbers and reachersGrabber reaching aids definitely make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier. Grabber reaching aids come in a variety of models and prices.

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Lotion Applicators Make Living Alone Easier

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Lotion Applicators

lotion applicator -- making life easier -- things to make living alone easier - lotion applicatorsLotion applicators definitely make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier.

Lotion applicators come in a variety of models and price ranges.
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Long Handle Brush and Comb

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A long-handled brush and comb can help make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier. A long-handled brush and comb are especially important for those who have difficulty reaching above shoulder level.

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Back Scrubbers Make Living Alone Easier

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Back Scrubbers

back scrubbers backscrubbers scrubers scruber making life easier -- things to make living alone easier - back scrubbers backscrubbers scrubers scruberBack scrubbers definitely make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier.

Back scrubbers come in a variety of models and prices.

Popular types of styles of back scrubbers include long handle models with a loofah, cleaning, or net pouf (mesh) sponge. Others have nylon bristles or natural bristles. Also popular are the two-handled back scrubbers and those with a dual-sided head that has bristles on one side and massaging “beads” on the other.

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A Foot Brush Makes Living Alone Easier

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A Foot Brush

foot brush reaching aids making life easier -- things to make living alone easier - foot brush pumice stoneA foot brush and foot care aids definitely make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier.

Brushes for the feet and other feet-cleaning aids come in a variety of models and prices.

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A dressing aid stick definitely makes life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and is among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier.

The Duro-Med dressing aid stick pictured on the left adds 27 inches to an individual’s reach.

The Duro-Med dressing aid stick has two hooks for picking up items.

It assists with dressing or undressing for those with limited dexterity or the use of only one hand.

The Duro-Med dressing aid stick can be a valuable assistance to helping make living alone easier for anyone who needs help getting dressed or undressed.

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A long reach comfort wipe definitely makes life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and is among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier.

The long reach comfort wipe shown on the left has an ergonomic shape helps those with limited dexterity. It has a soft flexible head that grips toilet paper, tissue or pre-moistened wipes securely. The long reach comfort wipe also contains a unique release button for fast sanitary disposal.

An alternative (with an applicable, but juvenile humor-sounding product name) is the more expensive Bottom Buddy Toilet Tissue Holder Helper.

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A long handle shoe horn definitely makes life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and is among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier.

The long handle shoe horn pictured on the left has a chrome-plated shaft and a flexible head for easy use. The long handle also extends the user’s reach an additional 24 inches.

An alternative is the less expensive, shorter Carex Shoe Horn.

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A sock aid definitely makes life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and is among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier.

The Flexible Sock Aid shown on the upper left has a nylon interior that reduces friction, while the terrycloth outside holds the sock in place. The flexible three-finger design bends with the contours of the foot and heel. The  29-inch long looped handles reduce the need to bend and are easy to manipulate. The Flexible Sock Aid is hand washable.

The Hard Plastic Sock Aid shown on the lower left uses molded hard plastic design that most physical therapists recommend. Each sock aid helps the user put on socks and stockings without bending. To use the Hard Plastic Sock Aid, the sock or stocking is placed over plastic core. Garter clips attach to the sock or stocking and holds it in place while the user slips his or her foot into the sock or stocking. The 48-inch strap  reduces the need to bend and are easy to manipulate. The Hard Plastic Sock Aid comes with instructions.

 

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