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Tools For People Living With Arthritis

Arthritis, a condition that affects millions worldwide, can transform simple tasks into daunting challenges due to joint pain and stiffness.

Whether you’re looking for solutions for yourself or a loved one, this list of tools is a stepping stone towards a more comfortable and fulfilling life with arthritis.

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Assistive Devices For Seniors With Arthritis

Easy Grip Utensils

Special Supplies Adaptive Utensils (5-Piece Kitchen Set) Wide, Non-Weighted, Non-Slip Handles for Hand Tremors, Arthritis, Parkinson’s or Elderly Use (Grey)
  • Supportive Utensils – This set of adaptive kitchen utensils for adults are wider with a non-weighted design to support those with hand tremors, Parkinson’s, or arthritis.

These have a soft silicone, textured grip so they are gentle on tender hands.

This dishwasher safe set includes a soup spoon, knife, fork, and regular spoon.

One nice thing about the knife is that is slightly serrated, so it can be used to cut food – some adaptive knives are blunt and sort of useless for cutting.

Angled Adaptive Eating Utensils

There are eating utensils with angled handles that help the user more easily direct their food into their mouth.

Convert Your Own Eating Utensils

Ableware Universal Built-Up Handle (Pack of 4)
  • Ergonomic, soft, built-up handle is ideal for people with arthritis or limited grasping ability

If you aren’t ready to take the step of purchasing adaptive utensils for eating, you can always get built up handles.

These are adaptive grips that slide onto an eating utensil, or a toothbrush, pens and pencils, crochet hooks and many other items.

Button Hook

Button Hook and Zipper Pull Helper, Button Assist Device Helper Tool – One Hand Dressing Aids for Easy Button, Shirt Button Hook Tool – Gift for Disabled, Arthritis, Stroke Patient, Fracture(2 Pack)
  • ♛EFFORTLESS BUTTONING AND UNZIPPING: No more struggling with buttons and zippers – our Button Hook and Zipper Pull Helper eliminates pain and frustration, perfect for seniors, elderly, and those with arthritis hands or carpal tunnel. Regain your independence and confidence in dressing yourself with ease.

These two tools can help someone who has lost their dexterity in their fingers to manage buttons and zippers. Makes getting dressed much easier.

Pen Grips

These grips can help someone with arthritis to hold a pen or pencil a bit better.

For a list of jar openers that are best suited for seniors with arthritic hands, click here.

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