View Full Version : Grabber brand?

01-09-2015, 03:57 PM
What brand of grabbers do people recommend? What about a sock helper? Is thatbwhatbpeople mean when they say a "dressing aid?"

Got my body pillows and dry shampoo today!

01-09-2015, 05:59 PM
I do not know about brand names for grabbers. I have many in my home. Just make sure that it is long enough for you to get what it is you want to grab without Bending.

As I am fused from C2 to my sacrum, I have a sock helper. I dont know if you will need one. They are easy enough to get. Even our local Walmart carries them.

What a dressing aid or stick is , it is a dowel with a hook on one side and another type of hook on the other. I find that really helps to get dressed

Good luck

02-01-2015, 02:09 AM
I have used MANY different grabbers, and broken many, in my opinion you definitely get what you pay for. The Ettore Grip and Grab is the best by far, there is a hardware store in my town that sells them and you can also find them on Amazon, they run about $25. I have 6 of them....they hang on hooks in every room in my house and I keep one in my car. They are strong and pick up pretty much anything. They are a Godsend.

02-01-2015, 05:49 AM
I completely agree that the Ettore brand is the best. Lowe's in our area has a good price on them.


The 36" is $17.98

Did you have your surgery yet?

02-01-2015, 09:17 AM
That's good to know! Mine are Carex & they keep breaking. I just ordered 2 cheap folding ones on ebay to carry in my bag for the Y or to take into the grocery. I don't have high hopes for how long they'll last! My husband uses a super long one when he's on his tractor. I will check out your recommendation.

02-04-2015, 12:54 AM
Hi, everyone -

Just weighing in here - my grabbers (all three of them) are Sammons Preston Rolyan, two of which are model # 4107, which is a 32" reacher. I use one about a thousand times per day, and have had no problems picking up the tiniest pieces of paper, leaves, etc., plus some heavy stuff that I shouldn't be picking up at all, probably (heavy pairs of jeans and even a full small trashcan once that had tipped over). They have a little magnetic piece on the end, so a paperclip or small non-heavy metal objects will stick to it without really having to "grab" it. I've used the one in my bedroom the most, and I keep the other in the kitchen because the bedroom and kitchen are the two rooms I occupy the most. I've had no trouble with breakage or any problems with either of them whatsoever. I would be lost without them. One was included in the $50+ "bag of tricks" I purchased from my doctor's office, which included the sock aid, tongs, dressing stick, and a sponge on a stick for bathing. I ordered the second one from Amazon for all of $12.

A couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of going back to work, I ordered another reacher of the same brand that is a 26" but it is foldable, so this one I can take to work with me and it will fit inside my purse. I may need it in the car, too, in case I drop cash/coins/credit card in a drive through or something. It was $16.75 and is model #4108. I haven't had any need for it yet, so I don't know how durable it will be, but I've been using the one in the bedroom dozens of times per day since I came home in November and have had no problems with breakage or anything. I would highly recommend this brand.

Good luck to you!! (smiley)