Grabbers for Handicapped
People with Arthritis, stroke and Parkinson’s disease will find it hard to pick stuff either when they are lying on the ground or when they are way high above them. Grocery shopping for example is extremely hard for people with arthritis because their muscles might just decide to stiffen up when they are picking vegetables up the shelves of the grocery store. For one bending might be a really painful thing and even impossible especially for the case of those with physical handicap. Parkinson’s patients also have dyskinesia and dystonia which causes muscle stiffness. They are therefore not able to move around or pick things in far off places.
Thanks to technology though, they are still able to move around and do things by using reacher grabbers for handicapped that are uniquely designed to give them extra hand extension as well as ability to hold up as much weight as possible. There are even those tools that are magnetically fitted so that they can do special tasks such as picking car keys, belts, earrings or anything else that is metallic and can be attracted by the magnet fitted in the tool.
What to look out for when buying your grabbing tool
- Length—you want something that offers maximum extension say from 32” and above
2. Durability—you are looking for a tool that is highly durable and will last for a long time therefore giving you value for your money.
3. Sturdiness—the tool needs to be strong and sturdy enough so that you do not have to worry about it breaking easily or catching rust that could affect its effectiveness.
4. Weight limit—you want a tool that will be able to pick high loads of weight without giving in or breaking apart
5. Foldability and flexibility—look out for a tool that can easily be folded so as to save on storage space
6. Picking even the smallest of things—you want a tool that will pick even the least of things be it a dime or even a needle
7. Adaptability—you are looking for a reacher grabber that will be adaptable even on a wheelchair
8. Ergonomic—when you buy tools for people with arthritis and Parkinson’s disease, you are looking out for tools that are ergonomic and comfy to use by them without creating any unneeded muscle stiffening.