Daily Living

Daily Living

As motor skills decline with the progression of ALS, typical daily activities can become more difficult and fatiguing. The use of adapted devices can help extend independence in many of the tasks.

Cooking

Openers

Good Grips Jar Opener

Multi opener

Pouring/Tipping Products

Homecraft Standard Kettle Tipper

Pour Thing

Food Preparation

Folding Pan Holder

Kitchen Roll-About

Over-Stove Mirror

Food Prep Board

Hi-D Paring Board

Eating

Utensils / Tubing

Homecraft Light Weight Foam Handled Cutlery

Ableware Universal Built-Up Handle

Comfort Grip Curved Utensils

Deluxe Flexible Utensils

Sammons Preston Sure Hand Extension Utensils

Angled Lightweight Knife

Rocker Knife

Sure Hand Rocker Knife

Foam Tubing

Cylindrical Foam Padding

Plates / Bowls

Invisible Food Guard

My Plate-Mate Food Guard

Hi-Lo Scoop Plate

Scooper Plate with Suction Cup Base

Scooper Bowl with Suction Cup Base

Drinking Aids

Reusable Drinking Straws

U Drink Adaptable Holder

16. oz. Easy Grip “Hand in Mug”

Other Eating Tips

Hygiene

Oral Care

Universal Holder

Foam Tubing

Hair Care

Electric Razor Strap

Etac Hair Washer

Hands-Free Hair Dryer Pro Stand 2000

Easy-Pull Hairbrush

EZ-Shampoo Hair Washing Tray

Bathing

Bath Chairs

Curved Bath Brush

Ergonomic Handle Sponges

Transfer Bench

Toileting

Bedside Commode

Bidets

Raised Toilet Seats

Selfwipe Toilet Aid

Toilet Aid

Dressing

Button / Zipper Aids

Button Hooks with Zipper Pull

Clear Zipper Pull

Socks / Shoes

Sock Aid

iBungee Laces

Wear Ease Shoe Fasteners

Flex-O-Lace Shoelaces

Other Dressing Tips

Writing

Adapted Writing Aids / Tubing

Bipgrip

Slip-On Writing Aid

Tubing

Other Writing Tips

Home Modifications

Home modifications may be necessary to make an existing home accessible to and individual with ALS. Primary concerns are typically entry to the home and access to the restroom. Assessments of needs and modifications are done by professionals in a local area. Links are provided on general products and modifications.

Home Entry

Ramps

Doorway Width Modification

Use of Offset Hinges

Automatic Door Openers

Small External Lifts / Elevators

Restroom Modifications

Grab Bars

Roll-in Shower

Bidet