Reaching Aids Benefit Seniors

As we get older, reaching for objects becomes difficult. Fortunately, are devices designed to help individuals reach the top of the highest kitchen cupboard, grab clothes from the dryer, and pick up your keys. A grabber is excellent for active older adults, but it’s also wonderful if you’re injured or have limited mobility. Here are a few of the better devices available:

This grabber from VIVE is a best seller on Amazon

Reacher Grabber by Vive – Rotating Grip – 32″ Extra Long Handy Mobility Aid – Reaching Assist Tool for Trash Pick Up, Litter Picker, Garden Nabber, Disabled, Arm Extension

This Grabber will lift 5 lbs and can be used for many applications including; trash pickup, lawn cleanup, and retrieving small objects from high places, low places, and even tight spaces.

Toileting is a very personal activity that adults prefer to perform independently. This can be a difficult task for individuals with mobility issues. This reaching aid available on Amazon can provide the necessary reach to allow continued toileting independence:

Blue Jay the Wiping Wand – Long Reach Hygienic Cleaning Aid, Extends Your Reach Over 15″, Easy to Use, Grips Toilet Paper or Pre-Moistened Wipes, Reaching Aid

This toileting aid can extend your reach over 15″. Ideal for those with limited mobility. Crafted from ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). 

For anyone who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, grabbing hard to reach items can be painful. This 2 pack allow you to place grabbers in multiple locations for easy access. These are highly rated and available on Amazon.

Gripper Reacher Grabber Tool For Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Relief Pick-Up Gripper Best Reachers Grabbers Mobility Aids For Disabled and Elderly 2 Pack Set




Reachers are inexpensive solutions to common mobility issues seniors face. These can provide the needed assistance to help seniors continue to  live independently and safe in their own homes.

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