Around the house

Around the house

  • Non-slip grip pen/writing grip

    Photography of a writing gripHand joint stiffness and pain can limit your ability to grip small or thin items. A pen grip provides a thick and comfortable surface that reduces the strain on your finger joints by making it easier for your fingers to grasp. The non-slip surface of this device also facilitates better grip when holding a pen.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Office supply stores
    • Department stores
  • Transfer handle

    Hip and knee pain can make getting on and off a sitting surface difficult. A transfer handle makes this activity easier by providing your arms with an extra point of stability and control when moving between sitting and standing.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Medical Supply stores
    • Home Health stores
  • Switch extender

    Joint pain and stiffness can limit your gripping and reaching ability. This assistive device makes it easier for you to reach and operate wall switches in your home. This device is attached to the wall switch with a handle extending below so that the switch can be activated from a lower height.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
  • Non- slip doorknob covers

    Photography of a non-slip doorknob coverArthritis can make gripping and twisting hand motions painful and difficult. Non-slip doorknob covers modify the doorknob shape surface by making it larger, less slippery, and easier to turn. This modification decreases the strain on hand joints when you turn the knob.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Home health stores
  • Phone holder 

    Photography of a phone holderRepetitive holding or holding something in the same position for a long time is very hard on joints and muscles. This device securely holds your phone in place on a stable surface, eliminating the need for static holding. This device can be useful at home or when you are driving.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Electronics stores
    • Department stores
    • Game stores