What is assistive devices for bathing or grooming?

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Tools for grooming and dressing

Shower grab bar, bathtub grab bar, shoehorn, long-handled sponge.

Examples include:

  • Tub or shower grab bars. They can help you get in and out of the bathtub.
  • Tools to help you get dressed. These include button or zipper hooks, shoehorns, and sock aids.
  • Electric toothbrushes and combs, and brushes that have big handles. They are easier to hold.
  • Long-handled sponges for bathing.
  • Velcro fasteners on clothes instead of small buttons or snaps.
  • Large pull tabs on zippers. These make zippers easier to hold and pull.

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