Use velcro instead of buttons or hooks to fasten clothing.
Buy clothes that are large enough to slip on easily.
Wear elastic waistbands that stretch easily.
Use a dressing stick to pull up pants or retrieve clothing.
Wear garment that open in the front.
Use elastic shoelaces or slip on shoes to eliminate need to tie shoelaces.
Bathing and Hygiene
Use a long-handle sponge to wash back and lower extremities.
Use a shower bench if unable to sit down in the tub.
A long shower hose makes rinsing easier.
Long-handles combs or brushes are helpful if reaching is limited.
Safety rails should be used in the bathroom.
Use raised toilet seat to decrease difficulty in standing from a sitting position.
Place blocks under chairs to ease standing from a sitting position.
Place rails at all stairways.
Use ramps instead of stairs as needed.
Use microwaves. They are safe, fast, and convenient.
Use a jar opener to grip a jar and open the lid.
Use efficient storage.
Use a food processor to decrease mobility required in food preparation.
Use containers that are easy to open.
Wear long oven mitts; they are safer than pot holders.
Use a cutting board with stainless steel nails to stabilize food while cutting.
Use convenience or easily prepared foods.
Use a plate guard to prevent food from slipping off the plate.
Purchase large-handles utensils or use foam to make handles of utensils wider to improve the grip required for eating.
If needed, purchase special elongated, curved, or swivel utensils.
Use unbreakable cups with handles, if your hand is unsteady.
Recreation or Leisure
Use card holders and card shufflers when playing cards.
Purchase self-threading needles for sewing.
Make phone dialing easier by using a pencil.
Use a clipboard to keep writing paper steady.
Use bookholder to stabilize a book you are reading.
Check catalogs that carry multiple self help devices.