Adaptive Equipment Information
Rapid Recovery Joint Program
Reacher Assists with reaching objects as well as dressing due to decrease flexibility, hip precautions, fractures, back pain, etc. (necessary for maintaining hip precautions)
Sock Aid Assists with putting on socks. Also benefits those with decreased flexibility, hip precautions, fractures, back pain, etc. (necessary for maintaining hip precautions)
Tub Transfer Bench Provides the safest method to transfer into tub or tub/shower combination (highly recommended if you live alone)
Shower Chair Useful for showering if there are issues with balance or decreased tolerance to standing while showering
3-in-1 Bedside Commode Multiple uses, including using as a toilet next to the bed, over the commode (to raise toilet seat height) and as a shower chair.
You will need to follow precautions until you heal from the surgery. Adaptive devices allow you to perform daily self-care independently while maintaining the precautions.
It’s best if you have family available to help you after surgery. However, we’ll help prepare you to be as safe and independent as possible in the event that you’re alone while performing self-care.
If you have a family member, friend or church from whom you can borrow equipment, we support your doing so. However, your therapist may recommend that certain pieces of equipment be used long-term for increased safety and independence.
A therapist will evaluate you after your surgery. Therapists will provide recommendations for equipment based on mobility, safety, home environment, amount of assistance available, and other factors. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions regarding your equipment needs.