As we age, it’s easy to run across challenges with activities and functions we used to take for granted. When you encounter functional difficulties in your home, simply explain your situation to one of our highly-trained staff and you’ll be amazed at what we can recommend for you. Life should be easier, and we can assist you in accomplishing this with a great selection of daily living and mobility aids.
Below are examples of daily activities that we can help make easier. If you don't see a solution or product listed for sale online, please contact us or see us in-store.
Putting on your shoes – Use elastic laces rather than regular shoelaces. Double-knot the elastic laces so they stay in place. And purchase a long-handled shoehorn to use with your elastic laces. These two items will make putting your shoes on a breeze!
Opening doors – Arthritis is a very common condition that arises as we age, and this can make opening a door or using a key very problematic. Rubber doorknob grips added to your doorknob will provide you with the solution. Need help with using your key? Key turners are grasped with a full hand and provide added leverage for turning keys.
Getting in and out of your vehicle – We see this as a very common problem amongst our clients. If it’s taking you a lot of effort and time to enter and exit your vehicle, know that you do not need to suffer any longer – we have solutions. A Handy Bar portable support handle provides optimal leverage. A swivel transfer disc is like a “lazy susan” for humans: just place this on your vehicle seat before sitting down and it makes turning your body easier. If you have very limited leg strength, a leg lifter will allow you to lift your legs independently as you enter and exit your vehicle.
Reaching and picking up items – It is very common after surgery that clients find they need a reacher because their rehabilitation requires them not to bend at the knees or the hips. A reacher is a great device to grab something high or low, or in a tight space. Are you grabbing heavy or large items? Do you have arthritis or are recovering from a stroke? Contact us to find out which reacher model would be right for you.
Dressing independently - This is an activity most prefer to do on their own. Do you have trouble putting on, or taking off your socks? Use a sock/stocking aid. If you have difficulty with buttons or zippers, try a buttonhook or zipper pull.
Eating - Health and medical conditions can create challenges eating independently. Items such as thick-handled cutlery, scoop plates, nosey cups, a cup holder, or bib can correct this situation very easily.
Cooking - For the consummate chef who wants to continue cooking up a storm in the kitchen, we carry helpful products such as single-hand cutting boards, ergonomic knives, and easy openers for cans, can tabs, bottle caps, and jars. You’ll also find useful unique devices such as stove knob turners and oven rack pullers.
At MEDIchair NorthBC we carry a wide range of inexpensive Aids for Daily Living (ADL) that are not found in general retail stores. We have a generous supply of ADL’s in stock and if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can order it in.