Hospitals and Care facilities require a wide-ranging set of resources to help patients regain, improve, or maintain function. Assistive devices and grip aids will help further enhance inpatients' and outpatients' rehabilitation and ability to work towards independence at home, school or work.
For Use and Re-Use in Hospitals and Care Facilities
When choosing adaptive aids for institutional use, preventing bacterial infections and the spread of germs and cross-contamination is a top priority and necessity. EazyHold can be completely sanitized and does not harbor bacteria, making it the FIRST universal cuff that can be used and reused in care facilities.
EazyHold pre-made grip aids are invaluable to assist with fine and gross motor skills, muscle strengthening, balance, coordination, gait, eating, and vision.
Made of hypoallergenic, latex-free food grade silicone, it adapts to help you hold most anything. The 100% silicone cuff can be passed from patient to patient and object to object with confidence, because it so easy to sterilize in the dishwasher or autoclave.
- For use adapting to home rehab equipment
- Modify tools in the kitchen
- Gym and exercise equipment
- Mobility device adaptable
- Grooming and self-care in wet environments
- Adapting remotes and styluses
Spinal Cord Injuries
When Kerry, one of the designers of EazyHold, volunteered in assisting OTs at Northridge Hospitals' Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Center, she helped patients relearn to eat, paint, groom, and perform other activities of daily living. "The OTs would make cuffs on the fly for each of their client's individual needs because the ready-made fabric universal cuffs were not sanitary to distribute for use. They would use materials they had handy, like tape, rubber bands, popsicle sticks, ace bandages, and velcro to make a quick adaptive cuff. But they also would become wet or dirty, and impossible to keep clean. For this reason, EazyHold is the only hygienic option."
CP can affect a persons' body movement, muscle tone, muscle control, coordination, reflexes, posture, and balance.
How can a child or adult who is unable to grasp a utensil to self-feed with a spoon, or drink from a cup or bottle benefit from the EazyHold grip assist? Our universal cuff is a simple and useful solution to help maintain control and grasp. Because the EazyHold allows the utensil to be placed directly against the palm of the hand, this allows for greater sensory perception and a much quicker learning curve than traditional cuffs.
Spontaneous and independent use of many toys is also difficult for many children and adults with cerebral palsy. The toys often require more grip than some infants and children may possess. Because playing is an important part of intellectual, social, perceptual, and physical development, growth in these areas may be limited when the child cannot actively play. Fortunately, toys can be adapted to make them more accessible to children with physical disabilities.
EazyHold can help to assist the child with independent use of play materials such as dolls and action figures, writing and art supplies, musical instruments, and for the very young, teethers and even a stuffed animal for self-soothing can be held securely and comfortably. EazyHold also has the added benefit of putting the toy or tool directly in the child's hand for greater sensory perception.
Adapting toys with EazyHold can be applied to other items as well, such as cell phones, remotes, environmental controls, and household items to make them easier to use. Making an educational environment more accessible gives children with physical disabilities greater control of their surroundings and the opportunity to expand their learning experiences.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Juvenile Arthritis
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the USA with more than 20 million individuals who have severe limitations in function on a daily basis. Many adults will experience Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis, and children Pediatric Arthritis at some point in their lifetime. Arthritis can make it very difficult to be physically active. Decreased mobility due to daily wear and tear, fatigue, or muscle strains caused by forceful movements against stiff and painful joints, can make it very difficult, or impossible to remain active with out some kind of assistance.
Self-help devices can make daily living much easier on your joints and tendons and much more efficient for you. EazyHold can help keep tools and utensils in the best position for ease of use, provide leverage when needed, and allow you to do tasks which require a repetitive motion, ultimately putting less stress on joints.
Leisure activities can be more enjoyable through the use of assistive arthritis devices, such as holding tools and hoses for gardening, fishing poles, boat oars, cycling, and many other hobbies and sports.
EazyHold can also help keep tools and utensils in the best position for ease of use and provide leverage when needed. The cuff allows you to easily perform tasks which require repetitive motion, and help combat repetitive strain injury (RSI), by putting less stress on finger joints.
The adjustable cuff is a simple device that allows those with limited finger/hand dexterity and strength to hold and manipulate objects easily. The silicone strap adjusts to fit any hand comfortably and unlike other universal cuffs, it puts the tool directly against the palm for greater sensory perception and allowing for greater independence.
Traumatic Brain Injury and Paraplegia.
The loss of hand and arm function is one of the most difficult-to-deal-with losses that children and adults with a traumatic brain injury or paraplegia will experience. This is when a grip assist becomes an important tool for increasing independence and decreasing caregiver need. Understanding techniques to maintain self-care through the use of adaptive equipment like EazyHold universal cuffs becomes even more important to maintain arm and hand function and continue to enable purposeful movement through daily activities.
Many tools and utensils can be adapted by using the EazyHold to help maintain a level of independence with eating, grooming, using a stylus, playing musical instruments, working outside or at school and playing with toys
After a stroke, each person will have different recovery time and need for care. Moving around and performing normal daily tasks like dressing and feeding may be harder after a stroke. Muscles on one side of the body may be weaker or may not move at all. It may involve only part of the arm or leg or the whole side of the body. It will be important to keep all of the muscles as strong as possible and stay as physically active as possible by accomplishing as many daily living tasks as possible independently.
EazyHold can help with activities such as cooking or eating, bathing or showering, moving around the home with a cane or walker, grooming, writing and using a computer, working in the garden, creating art and many more activities.
For those who have experienced a stroke, EazyHold can be used on the impaired hand or limb for large motor skills and to help stabilize objects, like securing a piece of food with a fork against a plate, while the non-impacted hand/arm can perform the small motor skills like cutting the food. Or securing a brush on the weakened hand and using the stronger hand to run objects across it for cleaning items like vegetables, or dishes, or in the case of grooming, brushing teeth or dentures. This allows the weaker/ impaired arm to continue to improve and maintain muscle mass and mobility for increasing Independence.
Rett syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system that leads to developmental problems in children, especially in the areas of hand use, and it occurs almost always in girls. It begins early, soon after birth, or late, beyond 18 months of age, sometimes as late as 3 or 4 years old.
Girls with Rett Syndrome will experience a loss of hand functioning. Not only do girls with Rett lose hand function, but they also may have near constant, repetitive hand movements that they have no control over and purposeful movement is limited. Parents have found that EazyHold helps their child to hold onto a comfort toy or doll for self-play, a spoon for self-feeding, or a cup for drinking, allowing some desperately needed independence for the child and the caregiver.