Posted by: Kelley Dees | March 30, 2011

Solutions for Living: Reaching solutions

Reaching Solutions: These solutions are for those with limited strength and mobility. They help reach objects without bending or stretching and provide added safety when reaching.

  • Long reach garden tools can help you when working in your garden areas. These tools have extra long handles so you don’t have to bend or stretch to do your work.
  • A rotating claw reacher can help extend your reach and help you grab things that may be out of your reach.
  • A step stool with a handle can be especially useful if you regularly use a step stool. The handle gives you extra stability while using the step stool.
  • A light bulb changer is useful, particularly if you have high ceilings. The fingers that wrap around the bulb can mold to different types of light so that you can use it on just about all bulbs.
  • Pull-out pantry shelves make it easy to get to those hard-to-reach items. The pull-out feature brings everything out to you, so you don’t have to reach way back into the back of cabinets. These shelves also help keep less used items from getting pushed to the back, where they seem to disappear and accumulate.

Check out the other posts in the Solutions for Living series:

Disclaimer: The University of Wyoming, Wyoming AgrAbility and its project partners, and the United States Department of Agriculture do not endorse or recommend any of the products or websites described at the exclusion of other suitable products or websites. The author’s opinion of the safety and effectiveness of the products is based on the representations of the companies that produce them and assume that all directions as to their use have been followed.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

This information is adapted from Solutions for Living: Everyday tools for ranchers and farmers, a publication of Wyoming AgrAbility and the University of Wyoming/Cooperative Extension Service. The full brochure can be viewed here (1.7 MB file).

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