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An individual's condition will determine what type of equipment is the most suitable. Here are some useful considerations you should take into account when you are purchasing daily living aids and equipment. This helpful guide has been produced by the in-house Occupational Therapists at Nottingham Rehab Supplies.



Grooming Aids


We all feel better when we look good. If problems with weakness, coordination or paralysis make daily routines difficult, the bathroom can become a difficult environment. Below are some common aids and tips to make personal care and grooming routines easier.


Rubber Mats - In the bathroom, safety is the first consideration. Rubber mats at the bottom of bathtubs and showers are simple and inexpensive.


Built Up Handles - Toothbrush and hairbrush handles can be built up for easier gripping in the same way as eating utensils using Plastazote Tubing.


Using a Hair Dryer - A hairdryer mounted on the wall leaves hands free.


Using Soap - A small flannel wrapped around a bar of soap helps avoid slippery bars of soap.


Electric Shaver - Electric shavers are easier to use and safer than blades.


Velcro Strap Holder - A Cuff Utensil Holder can help secure a razor or toothbrush in a person's hand.


Pump Dispensers or Flip Lids - Ease opening and closing shampoo and rinse bottles.


Long-Handled Sponges and Lotion Applicators - For those who cannot reach to wash their feet or back.


Long-Handled Brush and Combs - Used by people with stiff hands or painful joints. Good elbow flexion is needed if the range of the person's shoulder movements is severely limited. Reasonable grip is required to hold the comb or brush.



Nottingham Rehab Supplies professionally trained Occupational Therapy Helpline Operator will be pleased to help and guide you on product purpose, suitability, usage and provide technical details to help you make the right choice of product.


Telephone: 0845 121 8110

Email: productadvice@nrs-uk.co.uk