Disability Equipment for the Home: Top Aids for More Comfortable Living

For many of us, our home is a place of safety where we can relax with ease, so it’s important to ensure that every member of the household — particularly those with a disability — have everything they need to feel and live comfortably.

At Bayliss Mobility, we care about the lives and needs of everyone within the disabled community. Our wide range of disability equipment for the home helps to make daily life that little bit simpler.

Below, we’ve selected the items that are especially helpful to have in different rooms around the house.

1. Grab Rails

To help with mobility, grab rails can be positioned anywhere in and around the home to provide support when you’re standing up or sitting down. These are particularly useful if you’re low on energy or require assistance when moving around the home, and they can also be used to help you keep your balance.

Grab rails can be either vertical or horizontal and can be attached in several ways on the floor, wall and ceiling — whatever suits you best.

2. Dressing Aids

If you have limited mobility, arthritis or back pain, dressing aids allow you to reach those hard-to-reach places without having to stretch, turn or twist. For example, a sock aid is a simple but extremely effective tool to help you put on socks, especially if you struggle with bending and stretching. This device will hold your sock in place while keeping the toe area open, allowing you to dress with ease.

A dressing stick is another great tool for those who aren’t able to bend freely, allowing you to pull on jackets, shirts, skirts and trousers and even pull up zips using the convenient hook on the end.

3. Kitchen Aids

The option to comfortably prepare and cook food (where physical abilities allow) is a huge contributor to quality of life, and there are plenty of kitchen aids to help you do this. To pour hot water safely, we stock a handy level liquid indicator so you can make a cup of tea anytime. If you find it difficult to hold and eat using utensils, try using a two-handled mug or angled cutlery — there’s something for every challenge.

For those with a weak grip or poor motor skills, a food workstation is a great tool for cutting, peeling, slicing, grating and spreading safely, with the board held firmly in place by non-slip suction cups to prevent it from moving.

4. Bathroom Aids

The bathroom is rife with the potential for slips and falls, so it’s essential that you feel completely confident in your mobility when using the shower or bath to wash independently. We suggest adding a grab rail next to the bath and toilet, and you may even find it beneficial to use a shower seat with a backrest. These often have handles, rubber feet and drain holes to allow easy and safe transfer.

A long-handled foot sponge and brush set is another helpful aid, making it much easier to wash hard-to-reach areas by reducing the need for bending. We also stock waterproof casts and bandage protectors for anyone with long-term dressings or short-term splints.

5. Reading and Writing Aids

Many of us enjoy reading, writing and craftwork in our spare time — it's one of life's little pleasures and something we often take for granted. Fortunately, there are plenty of great aids out there to make these activities easier, including a hands-free magnifier, pen grips and over-bed tables — perfect for those who enjoy needlework and embroidery. This allows you to be completely hands-free, so you can turn a page or complete your delicate work with ease.

We're dedicated to helping our customers go about their daily lives with as much comfort as possible, no matter what their needs or requirements. If we don’t have a product that matches your needs, let us know so that we can address it.

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Sammie KershawEditor