The Pain Free Life

Independent Living Aids ~ Reachers & Grabbers

I learned about the reacher from Stephanie Tinney, an occupational therapist, long before I needed one.  Now that MS has slowed me down, the Reacher has become an important part of my personal care.  1-800 WheelChair.com has a bunch of independent living aids including reachers.

 

A variety of reachers and grabbers, all reasonably priced, all designed for picking up objects otherwise unattainable for limited mobility.  

 

Let me share with you what I’ve learned and provide a link for you to purchase one of your own or as a gift for a loved one in need.

 

www.1800wheelchair.com/asp/view-product.asp?product_id=1207&kbid=1744

 

Use the E-Z Reacher to grasp items out of reach without twisting your wrist. With the optional SAF-T-LOK (with on/off lever) feature, you don’t even need to maintain your grasp on the trigger to keep the object gripped! This reaching aid’s nimble rubber cups are flexible enough to pick up items off the floor as small as a dime, yet strong enough to handle a large can of soup or box of cereal.

 

www.1800wheelchair.com/asp/view-category-products.asp?category_id=466&kbid=1744

Features

  • SAF-T-LOK (with on/off lever) locks onto items without maintaining grasp on trigger
  • Comfortable pistol grip
  • Picks up objects without twisting your wrist
  • More power with 4-finger trigger
  • Flexible rubber cups
  • Flexible stainless steel spring fingers for extra wide grasp
  • The widest jaw available

Included

  • SAF-T-LOK

 

 

www.1800wheelchair.com/asp/view-product.asp?product_id=4923?kbid=1744

Sammons Preston Reacher

Description

Designed for picking up objects otherwise unattainable for limited mobility users, the Sammons Preston Reacher is the simple and practical solution you’ve been looking for.

Composed of high-quality, durable aluminum, the reacher is extremely lightweight and features a serrated yellow jaw which opens to 3″ wide. The reacher also has a flexible foam rubber tip which conforms to the contours of any object, working together to ensure a firm, secure grip.

Available in either 26″ or 32″ lengths (a 26″ folding model is also available), the reacher is also equipped with a magnetic tip which makes retrieving small metal objects a snap.

Features

  • Comes in 26″ or 32″ lengths
  • Serrated yellow jaw opens to 3″ wide
  • Flexible foam rubber tip conforms to the contours of any object
  • Magnetic tip helps to retrieve small metal objects
  • Ergonomically designed trigger-action handle
  • Pulling lug helps draw items toward the user

Included

  • One Sammons Preston Reacher

 

www.1800wheelchair.com/asp/view-product.asp?product_id=1049?kbid=1744

Rainbow Reacher

Description

The Rainbow Reacher is the lightest reacher in the world, weighing only 4.5 oz (58 g). Smallest handle grip. Flexible rubber cups and wide jaw safely grip small and large items up to 2 pounds. Useful for small or arthritic hands and those recovering from hip or knee surgery. Handy hook and loop hang tab included. No hooks, holes, or tools required – hang it anywhere…refrigerator, washing machine, desk, wall, even on glass or tile. Keep a Rainbow Reacher handy in your kitchen, laundry, office or workshop. Use indoors-outdoors, upstairs-downstairs, home-office, gifts for kids-friends.

Available in Blue only

Features

  • Lightest reacher in the world
  • Weighs 4.5 oz (58 g)
  • Smallest handle grip
  • Flexible rubber cups and wide jaw safely grip small and large items up to 2 pounds
  • Useful for small or arthritic hands and those recovering from hip or knee surgery
  • Handy hook and loop hang tab included

Included

  • Handy hook
  • Loop hang tab