Have you ever struggled to put on your bra due to limited mobility? Perhaps you’ve had shoulder surgery or broken your arm. Or you’ve had a stroke so only have the use of one arm? If so, then I know how frustrating this can be as I’ve seen it first-hand.
Putting on a Bra with One Hand is extremely difficult!!!
While I was working in a hospital on the stroke unit as an OT, I realised how difficult it was to put a bra on using just one hand. The effects of Stroke can be devastating and reduced mobility is just one of the many impacts a stroke can have on someone’s quality of life.
If you or a loved one are have trouble getting up from a seating position, buying a well-made set can be an easy and affordable solution to the problem. Raising a chair’s height can make it more accessible and comfortable to people with injuries or disabilities. It’s also a great way to make the elderly more comfortable in their home.
A Chair Raiser Set Makes For Better Living
Living with limited mobility doesn’t have to be such a struggle the whole time. Disability aids like chair raiser sets, make it possible for people with injuries and mobility problems to live full and independent lives. Getting new furniture is expensive and not necessary. Whether you are in need of help or you have a loved one who needs special furniture, using a high-quality chair raiser on each furniture leg is the simplest way to transform standard furniture into personalized seating for people who are experiencing physical challenges. Plus these are perfect for raising both bed and table heights too.
A Chair Raiser Set Is A Low Cost Option
Unlike most types of mobility equipment or custom-made furnishings, a quality set of these is very affordable and accessible to people of all income levels. Even if you plan to buy more complex mobility equipment in the future, using chair raisers until you purchase it is a great temporary solution. Whether they have temporary injuries or an ongoing health condition, using seating furniture is one of the most common problems among people with limited mobility. Raising furniture heights can make sitting down and getting up much easier and safer.
More Comfortable & Safer To Use
Extra cushions are often used as a way to heighten seating furniture, but they are not a practical or a safe solution for elderly people or people with physical disabilities. Additional cushions can make seating uncomfortable and shorten the length of the space between the seat height and armrests. Armrests make getting up easier and provide protection from accidental falls, so they should not be obstructed with cushions. Using a professionally made chair raiser is a much better solution because it makes seating furniture more accessible without changing the way it looks or feels.
Ensure Yours Is A Quality Chair Raiser Option
Chair raiser sets are available in a wide variety of brands and designs from individual blocks to interconnected raisers. It’s important to choose a product that won’t slide around on the floor and that can give the height you are looking for. Because furniture can be replaced and people’s physical needs can change, it’s best to get chair raisers that can be adjusted if necessary. Quality is another factor that you need to consider when selecting a chair raiser. In order to avoid buying badly made products, it’s best to shop at reputable stores that offer a guarantee of quality.
Where To Get Them
The Internet offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to mobility equipment. Buckingham Healthcare is one of the most trusted providers of disability aids like chair raisers. The Buckingham raiser sets can be used on many different types of furniture including chairs, beds and couches. One chair raiser set includes four individual units that can be adjusted to fit the unique needs of all people with limited mobility. If you have a physical disability or have a loved one who needs help getting around his home, getting a Buckingham chair raiser set can make all the difference.
You can get more details about the product specifics on our ordering pages at Buckingham Chair Raiser Set & Acessories
I would challenge anyone to give it a go. No matter how hard you try to hold onto one end its impossible to bring both ends of the bra together in order to connect the hooks and eyes. In fact, donning a bra is tricky for most of us that have the use of both hands so for those who only have the use of one hand being able to carry out this dressing activity has been impossible.
As an Occupational Therapist working with ladies that were recovering from suffering a stroke, it became obvious that despite my training I couldn’t find any solution to this dressing problem. There was no ”magic technique” or experienced therapist available to pass on a tried and tested method that would enable the user to dress independently. Despite carrying out extensive research into this area, I couldn’t find anyone that was selling a product that could help with the task.
What I also noticed with my stroke ladies is that this “simple” task was incredibly frustrating for them because although they could master other dressing techniques to put on their tops or trousers, they always had to ask for someone else (usually their husband or carer), to do up their bra and unless they were happy to wear a flimsy sports bra they often went without. This had a definite impact on their level of self-esteem and in some cases by not wearing a bra, that they had been used to doing for decades, it resulted in them feeling in some way… less feminine.
The difficulty with bra dressing has challenged me for a few years and it has been a difficult problem to resolve. I was keen to ensure that even a patient with a dense hemiplegia would and should be able to dress independently without having to buy an expensive adaptive bra or ask for help.
I am really pleased to announce that I have finally solved this problem and will soon be launching a new product to our Buckingham range. The Buckingham Bra Buddy is one of a kind as it is the only product available that brings both ends of a standard bra together and enables the user to independently put on their bra even if they only have the use of one hand.
It’s a real breakthrough for ladies and I hope that you will be able to spare a few minutes to watch the demonstration video and see for yourself how the Buckingham BraBuddy works.