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Caregiving NOW!

CAREGIVERPRODUCTS.COM from The Wright Stuff, Inc. specializes in caregiving products, disability aids, elderly care products, nursing home supplies, home medical supplies and equipment products that help make life easier for caregivers and care recipients. They have searched for and compiled lists/websites of assistive devices to help caregivers in bathing, feeding, dressing, positioning and transferring their loved ones.1310407612aa1876a

If you feel helpless trying to care for someone in your home, you can turn to for adaptive eating utensils, special plates, writing tools, bathing aids, positioning pillows and other adaptive aids to make in home care easier.

Some of the links you’ll find on the site:

Shop In the Kitchen for dysphasia products for people with swallowing problems, weighted eating utensils and weighted cups for people suffering from Parkinson’s or hand tremors, scooper plates and plate guards to help make dining easier.

Getting Ready provides elderly bathing aids, No Rinse Shampoo and Body Bath Products, shower chairs, handicap bath aids, and dressing aids that help make bathing and dressing your loved one easier.

2080_carcaddie_3__96959_zoomClick on Around the House for blanket supports, caregiver instructional videos, bed mobility aids and incontinence products that make activities of daily living easier.

In On the Move, you’ll find patient transfer aids, gait belts, wheelchair accessories, bed canes, and bed safety devices to make moving, positioning, and transferring your loved one easier.

For Your Comfort includes gel seat cushions, gel mattresses, bed wedges, positioning pillows, wheelchair positioners to prevent pressure sores, skin breakdown, provide correct body positioning to make your loved one more comfortable.

Quite often, using the right disability equipment will allow a person to be less dependent or require less assistance from their caregiver.  The above links and others (including Arthritis Supplies, Free Home Safety Checklist, Mobility Aids, and Gadgets for Independent Living) offered on the clear, easy-to-navigate site can facilitate a bit more independence for the loved one in your life.


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