Adaptive equipment involves devices and tools that you can use to assist you with completing activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, toileting, feeding, and grooming. These devices aim to increase your independence and improve self-care abilities and may involve anything from simple aids to state-of-the-art electronic devices.

If you have physical disabilities or vision impairments, you may benefit from a variety of adaptive equipment and routines. This adaptive equipment and strategies may involve the aids that help you eat independently, such as adapted plates or dishes, adapted utensils, and adapted cooking equipment.

Adaptive dressing equipment like dressing sticks, the sock aid, elastic shoelaces, or long-handled shoehorn may be useful if you have physical and/or cognitive limitations that impair your self-care abilities.