Adapted scissors: What device will help my father use the household scissors more easily?
What device will help my father use the household scissors more easily?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate in your particular situation.
Arthritis can make it challenging to use the everyday household items we rely on each day. Given your father’s difficulties using standard scissors, you may be interested in knowing about the wide variety of adapted household scissors available on the market. Below are direct links to a few examples of these products:
- Easy Action Scissors by Fiskars (at Walmart Canada) are considered “arthritis friendly” by the Arthritis Society and reduce the effort required for cutting by automatically re-opening after each cut. This product costs about $25 (Cdn), plus a shipping fee.
- Loop Handle Scissors by Easi-Grip (at ArthritisSupplies.com) are lightweight and only require a gentle squeeze to operate. This product is available from a U.S. retailer and costs about $12 to $15 (U.S.), plus a shipping fee.
- Push Down Table Top Scissors (at Flaghouse Inc.) allow you to cut by simply placing the t-shaped handle on a flat surface and pressing down. This product costs about $30 to $35 (Cdn), plus a shipping fee.
Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.