This versatile reaching aid from Nottingham rehab supplies is designed for picking up small or lightweight objects around the home, in the garden or when you're out and about. It's really useful for a person who has difficulty or finds it uncomfortable to bend or stretch when reaching. It's therefore suitable for a variety of people, including those who use a wheelchair or who have mobility difficulties and those who suffer from back or hip pain. The Combi-Reacher can be used to pick up a wide variety of everyday objects and is ideal for litter picking. It can also be used to help with dressing, for example putting on socks, if you can't reach your feet. You can use the Combi-Reacher to close the curtains, pick objects out of high cupboards, pick up the post or newspaper, reach for the TV remote-the list is endless.
The Combi-Reacher features a long, aluminium shaft with a trigger-like handle at one end and a grabber at the other end. to pick something up, all that is required is to hold the handle with fingers gently placed round the trigger, reach up or across to the item easily without straining, squeeze the trigger to open the grabber jaws, then release trigger to close jaws around the object.
The ergonomically designed handle enables all four fingers to be placed on the trigger, making it suitable for a person with limited grip strength as they can use a fist grip. The reacher contains minimal dirt traps and is easy to keep clean. The grabber rotates 360° so there is no need for the person using it to twist their wrist into an uncomfortable angle. It also has rubber-lined jaws which provide extra grip when lifting a more slippery object. There is a magnet on the end of the top jaw which means you can pick up small metal items such as pins, needles or keys. It is also easy to pick and scoop up papers.
The Combi-Reacher also features an integral shoe horn, so there is no need to buy another device to help with this. There's a plastic clip on the aluminium shaft for storing the reacher on a walking frame. The reacher is 813 mm long and weighs 180 g
Easy to Grip & Versatile Integral Shoe Horn. Lightweight and robust, this versatile reacher is ideal for picking up everyday items around the home for those who have difficulty bending or reaching. Containing no skin traps, the four finger trigger action is suitable for those with a limited grip, whilst the 360 degree revolving head avoids the need to rotate the wrist which may be painful for some users. Additional features include an easy-grip shoehorn, rubber lined jaws that provide extra grip when lifting, a useful magnet and reacher tips designed for ease of picking and scooping up papers. Trigger contains minimal dirt traps that assist with easier cleaning. Also features a clip for storing the reacher on a walking frame.