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Self care: Body care

46 tips and ideas 
Bathroom with aquariumAccessible bathroom with aquarium
Being able to look at fish and listen to music passes the time in the bathroom
Sink cabinet with shelves removed, doors openAdapted sink cabinet
Simple adapted sink cabinet – suitable for wheelchair users
Bath lift in tubAquatec bath lift
- makes it possible to take a relaxing bath – suitable for people with disabilities
Automatic soap pumpAutomatic soap pump with sensor
- suitable for people with impaired hand function
The user takes toothpaste with the help of the toothpaste dispenserAutomatic toothpaste dispenser
- makes it possible to take toothpaste without needing to open/close the cap and without needing to squeeze the tube – suitable for people with impaired hand function
String attached to bathtub plugBathtub stopper
- simple adaptation that allows a person with reduced hand function to easily pull out the bath tub plug
User with battery-operated-electric-toothbrushBattery-operated electric toothbrush
Electric toothbrush facilitates dental care for persons who cannot hold a toothbrush unassisted.
Assistant places toothbrush in user's handBrushing teeth
Electric toothbrush makes brushing teeth easier for persons with impaired hand function
'Superbrush' toothbrushBrushing teeth
A toothbrush that makes it easier for someone who needs help brushing teeth and that makes brushing teeth easier for persons with limited motor function
Razor with large buttonCordless razor with large button
Razor with large button appropriate for persons with impaired hand function.
Suspended washbasinCustom-built, suspended washbasin
Practical and aesthetic solution for washbasin that works for wheelchair users with impaired balance.
User with dental floss holder for upper teethCustom-designed dental floss holder
Independent use of dental floss for a person with impaired hand function
User files pinky fingernail.Custom-made hand and nail file
File surface placed on a bottle provides a good handle – suitable for people with impaired hand function
Electric toothbrush with handleCustomized electric toothbrush
The handle of the electric toothbrush enables a person without active hand function to brush teeth independently.
Dental care card (plasticized card)Dental care card
Free dental care - a right for persons with extensive disabilities (in Sweden)
Plackers in packageDental floss loop with integrated dental floss
A useful assistive device for persons who need assistance for dental hygiene
User shapes her eyebrowEasy-to-use eyebrow tweezer
- suitable for people with impaired hand function
Electric nail file. Photo from www.tradera.comElectric nail file
Electric nail file with good grip – suitable for people with impaired hand function
Electric toothbrushElectric toothbrush
The electric toothbrush is appropriate for persons with impaired hand function.
Electric toothbrush in holder attached to the side of the wash basinElectric toothbrush
Electric toothbrush attached to the side of the wash basin
Hair brush on “cough rod”Hair brush on stand
Hair brush on stand – assistive device makes scratching possible for persons without active hand function
User holds hairbrushHairbrush with handle
Simple, practical handle on hairbrush for persons with impaired hand function.
User ‘takes' hand rubHand rub dispenser with sensor
– aids people with impaired hand function
User with toothbrush in holderHolder for electric toothbrush
Electric toothbrush in holder enables a person with impaired hand function to brush teeth without assistance
User holds electric toothbrushHolder for electric toothbrush
Custom-designed holder in orthotic material
Make-up mirrorMake-up mirror
Adjustable mirror helps persons unable to hold a mirror
Mirror with hat rack underneathMake-up table for wheelchair-bound persons
Individually designed make-up table for wheelchair users.
Massage device - handle with moving rollersMassage device
For massages, to increase circulation and warm the body
User with hair brush – viewed from the frontMassage hair brush with handle
Simple and practical handle on a hair brush – suitable for persons with impaired hand function
Mirror with pull-out wall bracketMirror with pull-out wall bracket
Easy-to-use mirror for persons who have impaired hand function
Sponge with suction cups upwardsModified sponge
- makes it possible to wash your hand when you can only use a hand
User holds his adapted toothbrushModified toothbrush
A holder that enables people without finger function to hold a toothbrush
User clipping nailsNail clipper
Nail clipper with container – suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User looks in mirrorPivoting key cabinet with mirror
Wall-mounted pivoting mirror at right height – suitable for wheelchair users
Pull-out bathroom mirrorPull-out bathroom mirror
Easy to use mirror for persons with impaired hand function
User with razor on standRazor on stand
Razor enables persons without active hand function to shave independently
Shallow washbasinShallow washbasin with counterspace
A shallow washbasin works well for wheelchair users with limited reach
Two sinks installed at different heightsSink at different heights
Placement of sink and drawers in adapted bathroom
Washbasin with spacer unitSink with hand shower
Adjustable angle sink in bathroom with hand shower, suitable for persons with impaired balance and hand function.
Soap pumpStable soap pump
Soap pump makes it easier for persons with impaired hand function to use soap
Toothpaste tube with flip-top lid, openToothpaste tube with large flip-top lid
Flip-top lid makes it easier for persons with impaired dexterity to open toothpaste tube
User with dental floss holder in mouthUsing dental floss
A person with impaired hand and arm function can use dental floss using only mouth and tongue movements
Wall-mounted soap dispenserWall-mounted soap dispenser
Easy-to-use soap dispenser – appropriate for persons with impaired hand function
Washbasin and bathroom cabinetWashbasin and storage
Washbasin with spacer unit and support for forearms – suitable for wheelchair users and persons with compromised arm/hand function
Cut-out sectionWashbasin cabinet in adapted bathroom
Washbasin cabinet with curtain and shelf with cut-out section make it easier for wheelchair users to come close and maintain balance
Toilet and shower with window protected by clear curtainWheelchair accessible bathroom
Curtain in front of the window at the shower protects the window from moisture - an option to have an open shower area next to a window