When Seniors develop any kind of disabilities, sometimes it is very difficult to maneuver and reach for things in a kitchen closet that are on a top shelf. Some Seniors use a step stool or a chair but, I would not recommend this especially if one is unsteady on their feet. This becomes a balancing act and can be very hurtful if one fell.
Not only trying to reach for things in high places but, things that fall to the floor, can be hard to retrieve when you have limited mobility.
Because of the Rheumatoid, I have had many operations. My flexibility was minimal and if I dropped something, which can happen, I found it hard to retrieve it.
After looking for ways to pick it up on my own, I would just give up and leave it there. I figured my daughter will see it and pick it up. This was so unnerving to me because of how strong I once was and independent.
I made up my mind to exercise until I get my strength back but, I needed something for meantime to pick up things on my own or take a jar from a shelf that was unreachable.
I went on Amazon and, low and behold, I found the E-Z Reacher with suction cups. You can use it indoors and out. I went on line and ordered one from Amazon right away. They had all kinds but I figured the indoor/outdoor was good for just $21.75. It was a no-brainer. Some they had, ship in one day or up to 10 days. It all depends which one you pick.
Many months past and with exercise and eating the right foods, along with my medication to keep the R/A at bay, I regained my strength. My Doctor tells me I am 80 going on 40. I often ask her “do you want to test my strength? Her reply,”No, I have a family.” I still have the E-Z Reacher and still use it to reach high shelves.
Just a helpful hint.
With that I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy 2016.
Think positive and you will see great things happening in your life this year and for many years to come.