Supplies & Equipment For The Disabled


Not very long ago, disability was considered synonymous with a life of handicapped existence and dependence on others to fulfill even the most basic of one’s daily needs. Thankfully, times have changed now. Advances in science and technology have led to the evolution of numerous assistive devices for people suffering from disabilities.

Now, there is wide variety of extensive resources available to aid the disabled persons in their day-to-day activities and to improve their quality of life. These handicap supplies include mobility aids, aids for daily activities, like cooking, bathing etc., and adaptive sports equipment.

Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes and crutches are some of the mobility aids. This category includes companion chairs, transport chairs, reclining chairs, crutches for the forearm and underarm, folding and pediatric walkers, rollators, grab bars etc.

The handicap supplies to aid performance of daily activities include urinals and bedpans, bedside toilets, raised toilet seats and toilet safety rails, over bed tables, foot stools etc. There are also handicap kitchenettes, with provisions of wheelchair accessibility to aid the physically challenged.

Accessible showers, baths, bathtubs etc. are also available. There is a provision to make windows easier for any one to use. Many providers of handicap supplies also offer adjustable beds.

Lifts are provided in hospitals, shopping malls, and other public places to aid access by disabled persons. These lifts are also provided for homes, offices and vehicles.

Disability does not mean bidding adieu to sports and other recreational activities. With the help of adaptive sports equipment, a disabled person can perform all these recreational activities with ease. Some examples of adaptive sports equipment are devices for fishing, swimming, cycling and bowling.

With the aid of handicap supplies, everyday chores and activities are made a lot easier. These equipment and devices encourage self-development and inculcate confidence in disabled persons to live lives of self-sufficiency and independence.