General ageing, as well as conditions like arthritis, muscular dystrophy, motor neurone disease etc can affect many parts of the body, including our hands and our grip. Not having the strength to grip taps, door knobs, oven dials, and open jars can have a huge impact on your quality of living.
If you’re finding it increasingly harder to take the lids off jars or turn on the taps to wash your hands then you may benefit from a tap/knob turner. We stock a variety of devices designed to help you turn on different styles of taps, open door handles, and turn keys in locks.
As we age our bodies naturally began to decline; and the things that we used to find really easy are now difficult and we may need extra help with them. For example, elderly people may struggle to grip things properly, struggling to open jars and turn on taps. Conditions such as arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and gout can also affect the hands in people of any age, weakening the grip.
Being unable to do simple things like turning the taps on and off in their own home can really affect a person’s confidence. No one wants to give up their independence and require full time care just because they now struggle to grip the tap handles.
Please browse our full range of gripping aids below, and don’t hesitate to contact us online or call 0161 969 4011 if there’s anything else you’d like to know. Here at UKS Mobility we’re the mobility experts and we’re always on hand to answer your questions and offer advice.