Use long handled devices to reach things.
Ex. Long handled BBQ tongs
Buy an automatic jar opener to open new jars
Explore various manual jar openers
Run hot water over the lid of the jar before trying to open
Use an electric can opener instead of a manual one
Use something flat like a table knife to open tabs on soup cans or beverage cans
Use long handled scrubbers
Grab bars in shower and tub. They work well on the outside of the shower/tub also.
Be sure you can get out of a bathtub! Some people get stuck.
Raised toilet or toilet seat
Toto toilet with built-in bidet. One unit or add-on seats to regular toilet.
Other brands are also available. This is not an advertisement for Toto :)
Heated towel rack. Turn it on 15 minutes before shower for a warm towel. Also helps to dry the towel.
Under-floor electric warming mat so that the whole bathroom can be warm for bathing.
Install French style door handles that you can push down instead of the round knobs that you have to squeeze to turn
2 story house - Consider installing a stair lift. Helps prevent falls. Cheaper than moving.
Having trouble turning your key in the ignition? Use a device to build up the head of the key to make it easier to turn.
Keep something long and slim like chop sticks to fish out things you drop into narrow spaces
Steering wheel cover - the padding increases the diameter of the
steering wheel which helps with gripping and with hot and cold temperature of the steering wheel.
Heated car seats.
Mylar "space-blankets" for emergencies really do work. Great to keep one in your car.
Consider buying a lift chair for your existing car. Many mobility centers have suggestions.
Buying a new car? Here are some things to consider:
It can be hard to get in and out of a car. Consider something where the seats are higher. They are easier to get into and out of and there isn't a big lip to lift your foot over into the footwell.
The ease of getting into and out of a car can really impact how mobile and self-reliant a person feels.
Test drive or rent cars you think might work for you.
Standard shift or automatic?
Self adjusting mirrors
There are various chemical pouches to keep your hands and feet warm, but you can also just put dry white rice into a tube sock and tie off the end of the sock. Microwave for 30+ seconds to heat to your desired heat, then use has a hand or foot warmer. Sleeping with this keeps your hands or feet warm all night.
Use a heated foot rest/pad under your desk, and drape a light blanket
over your lap trap warm air by your feet. The sturdiest and least expensive
foot warmer = a pet warming pad. They come in a variety of sizes and
have washable covers.
Flannel or fleece sheets and/or flannel pajamas.
A feather or down substitute is warm and lighter weight than blankets.
If you are in the PG&E service area, go to their website and sign up for a Medical Baseline which provides you with more energy for less cost.
Consider using a walker with a seat and a basket. You can walk farther because you can sit and rest, and carry your water bottle in the basket. Tripping can be an issue when you are tired, so you can rest along the way and enjoy the scenery.
Look for yoga or stretching exercises for people with arthritis. They are no so strenuous.
Keep moving. It's good for you.
Request "easy-open" caps from the pharmacy. With many providers, there is a space to add notes when filling a prescription.
Canes and other ergonomic hand-grips help with walking. Regular devices might cause pain to your hands or wrists. May require a prescription.
Custom made wrist braces can help during the day as well as at night when sleeping.
Custom finger splints might help with bent fingers. Talk to your physical therapist.