One thing we hear about a lot is the difficulty of caring for a particular part of one’s body.
Joanna recently expressed a concern that she couldn’t easily reach her back to wash it and that she felt icky and uncomfortable everywhere because of this. Fortunately, Joanna’s problem was an easy fix. We recommended the Curved Bath Brush, and Joanna hasn’t had a complaint about cleanliness since.
And that got us thinking: when one part of your body feels dirty, your whole body can feel unclean. You want to feel good and clean all over because feeling good and clean allows you to care for the rest of your body, inside and out.
That’s why we compiled a list of areas that we’ve received letters and customer complaints about so that we can offer all the different ways of caring for them!
Caring for your head is important and sometimes a conventional shower or bath isn’t in the cards. That’s where the ReadyBath comes in. ReadyBath is a revolutionary system that puts all of the necessary soap and cleansing agents in a nice one-time-use cloth that you can use to clean your body. The one for “Head” of course is the ReadyBath hair cleaner with a conditioner/shampoo combo. This is great for those with mobility challenges or those on vacation whose bathing facilities are not as accommodating as those they have at home.
Let’s face it: some of us just have skin that requires regular lotion. But for those of us who do, there is of course the challenge of getting lotion on every part of our bodies. But worry not! That’s where the Lotion Applicator is a hero. There is also the Roll Easy Lotion Applicator, which is a great choice, too.
And for scrubbing those hard to reach places, there are a host of great items, including the Curved Bath Brush Joanna so enjoyed. Let’s not forget about the Soaper Sponge, which holds the bar of soap and allows you to bring it right to your back and shoulders. Nice, right?
And you must care for your knees, too. People talk about how damaged their knees are and how this knee pain makes walking and standing difficult and uncomfortable. But evolutionarily speaking, our knees are used to far more than they get in the modern age, and that’s why there’s hope.
First, make sure that when you walk and stand, your feet are parallel to one another, not splayed out. By making a conscious effort to walk with them parallel and stand up straight with them parallel, the right muscles will be activated and start to rebuild themselves. This will make standing easier and more comfortable. It takes time but stick with it - you will experience reduced knee pain or at least mitigate future damage to your knees.
If you have very serious knee problems and just need some assistance, there’s always the Reddie Brace, an amazingly high quality knee brace that is available up to XXL, designed to fit a knee with a circumference of 19-22”.
Toes can be especially difficult to wash due to the need to bend over so far in order to reach them. But we have two great solutions for this problem. The first is the Under Toe Washer which is a reacher designed to get between and underneath your toes. It’s a great way to keep your feet fresh and clean.
The second item is the Easy Feet, which you put on the floor of your shower and then run your feet through. Brushes on all sides clean and scrub your feet. Though this is a great way to clean your feet, we have been told that this product is not sufficient for diabetics, who require extra special care of their feet. If you struggle with cleaning your feet and you are diabetic, then perhaps the combination of the Easy Feet and the Under Toe Washer will do the trick. Please let us know!
And then there’s your bottom. Everybody wants to keep his or her bottom clean. It’s important, and an unclean bottom feels icky and uncomfortable all the time. But reaching one’s own bottom isn’t often the easiest thing. And for this we have multiple solutions.
The first is a reacher. We have the Self Wipe Toilet Aid and the Long Reach Comfort Wipe. Both of these have release methods for after you use them to keep things sanitary, but we do always recommend wiping the reacher down with a baby wipe after each use. That’s just good policy.
The other option is the Hygenique Plus Bidet/Sitz Bath System which you put on your toilet to make things cleaner from the inside. It’s a little pricier than either reacher and isn’t recommended a a loan tool for cleansing, but it can be a wonderful addition if that’s a cleanliness level you would like.
We’ll talk more about these and related options in future posts.
For now, I hope you feel like you’re not alone in the endeavor to stay clean and comfortable. No matter your body size or shape or your mobility level, there are tools out there to help you care for all different parts of your body and stay clean and comfortable.
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