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reacher

[rē′chər]
an assistive device with a pincer-type claw and an extended handle that can be used to reach and grasp objects overhead or on the floor by persons with upper extremity disabilities or those who lose the ability to bend and stoop. Also called extended arm.

reacher

(rē′chĕr)
A type of extension device for assisting persons with limited reach to grasp and manipulate objects in the performance of everyday tasks.
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The EZ Assist Reacher, available in three lengths 26", 30" and 32", accommodates all reaching needs.
Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, pharmacies and medical supply companies understand the value of helping patients help themselves with the EZ Assist Reacher.
The Reacher prevents strain by opening cabinets, drawers, and doors.
By eliminating bending, stooping, or stretching, the EZ Assist Reacher is easy on your knees and back, and easy to use.
Battery-operated reachers automatically open and close their gripping jaws with a light push on a rocker switch.
A reacher is an important tool for anyone who is physically limited.