Equipment to be more independent
:Question: My husband had a stroke a month-and-a-half ago. He is still unable to move his left arm. I was wondering if there was any kind of device that would help him be able to put on his deodorant? Also to tie his shoes? I have arthritis in my wrists and hands so it is hard for me Thanks in advance.
: You can purchase elastic shoe laces for shoes. This allows for the shoes to stay tied and the person can slip them on. You can also by shoes that are velcro or are slip on only without laces. Many times people can use the non-affected arm to put deodorant on. He can lean forward to get the affected arm to lift away from the body if that is a problem. Here is a good education sheet from Ohio State University Medical Center that gives some suggestions on doing one handed activities:https://patienteducation.osumc.edu/Documents/daily-activities-one-hand.pdf