Tenura Daily Living aids.

If you follow my instagram account you’ll know I have become a little obsessed with daily living aids. These are products with a variety of purposes designed to make life tasks easier, particularly for disabled and elderly people. I am regularly reviewing products with ‘Tourettesy Videos’ for pure honesty over on my Instagram.

I was kindly sent some products to try from Tenura UK. They are a daily living aid manufacturer with an aim to improve quality of life in independent living.

These products are described as ‘long lasting, non- slip and chemical/ latex free’. They offer VAT exemption on lots of products for disabled people and their customer care is impeccable. I have been throroughly impressed by both their high quality and friendly service. As always I give honest reviews and speak about the pros and cons to each product truthfully. I genuinely believe these products to be extremely useful for different people. Not only are they available individually to buy lots of them are also available in bulk too.

Many of the Tenura products are sold in three colours each with a specific aim. I love this idea. Below is a link to a more in depth description, however in brief, yellow is for low lighting, red commands attention and blue is calming.

https://www.tenura.co.uk/highlight-objects-and-hazards-with-tenura

The First Product I received was this silicone non- slip circular coaster- I actually found it worked a lot better under plates than it did for mugs. I’m the clumsiest ever so still managed to knock this about with a mug on however with the plate/ bowl it did not budge which was great. The silicone is very thick and it’s quality is evident upon appearance. I love that its got little patterns indented into it.

Circular Yellow Coaster

https://www.tenura.co.uk/tenura-silicone-rubber-anti-slip-circular-coaster – Link to buy an anti- slip coaster.

WHAT IS IT? (taken from Tenura’s website as I couldn’t have explained their products any better!!!)

  • Creates a strong non slip surface, perfect for resting cups, plates and bowls on to prevent unwanted movement
  • Anti-microbial construction preventing bacteria from harboring on its surface
  • Available in 14cm and 19cm diameter, with a material thickness of 1.5mm

This coaster has many purposes and is made of non toxic silicone material which I think could be great in care homes or on hospital wards as well as in the home. I found they worked best with bowls on or underneath a plate or cup on a tray. There are plenty of ways these could be used! It worked nicely on a tray as well as under my food processor. It is also dishwasher safe.

WHAT DOES IT DO? (taken from Tenura’s website as I couldn’t have explained their products any better!!!)

  • Prevents plates, bowls and crockery from sliding on tables, counters and trays
  • Holds chopping boards in position
  • Holds kitchen appliances and mixing bowls in place
  • Holds objects firm on surfaces that are not horizontal and / or are subject to motion or tipping.

These coasters come in different sizes in addition to the three colours- the one I have was yellow and a medium size for £3.83.

Another product I tried from Tenura was the ‘Cup Caps’ as I felt they were very fitting for me (someone who spills drinks all the time!)

Tenura CupCaps (pack of 2)

I love these!!! I’m forever spilling my drink down myself, leaving cups on the side for hours on end and having hundreds of drinks on the go at once. These are a really great solution to avoid spills and ensure freshness of drinks. (Let’s be realistic- leaving your drink out uncovered is a little gross!)

The application of this product is incredibly easy and they’re a super flexible material. Remember to ensure the glass is dry and these slip on and suction to the cup very well.

https://www.tenura.co.uk/cupcaps – A link to buy a pack of two.

WHAT DOES IT DO? (taken from Tenura’s website as I couldn’t have explained their products any better!!!)

  • Seals cups, mugs and cans preventing spills and stains
  • Keeps drinks fresher for longer
  • Can be applied with ease
  • Made with a strong anti-microbial construction preventing bacteria from harbouring on the material
  • Each pack contains 6cm and 8cm diameter CupCaps

They honestly feel like magic! I tipped my cup upside down and gave it a big shake and there wasn’t even a drip of spillage.

I think these would be perfect for young children or parents of children as well as disabled people with weak grip and their carers as they will help to avoid spillages. They are antimicrobial and can be kept in the fridge which is cool. (Pardon the pun!)

They are £10.00 for two which is really reasonable and they stretch to fit most cups or glasses- they don’t spill if knocked over or tipped upside down!!!

I have done a short video on my Instagram @aticcersguidetolife highlights in ‘reviews 2’ if you would like to see them working. You can pop any straw through these and you’re good to go.

The next product was my favourite of the bunch! Simple yet super effective.

Anti- Slip Circles

LOVE! These can be used on wet floor, showers, patios and baths, they are anti- slip stickers which have a rough grip surface on one side and a non marking sticker on the other. To test these out I stuck them on half the floor of my shower and at one end of my bath- within a day I had slipped on the side without the grips and realised how good they were. I now have these in both my bath and my shower all over and they’re great. They ‘take the edge off’ the slip if that makes sense- add a subtle grip. I would say put these a little closer together than you think and you’ll realise just how useful they are! They grip really easily sticking to the surface and don’t mark when removed. They are very easy to apply, and Tenura say they’re much more efficient than bath mats, which can attract mould. I also agree I would choose these over a bath mat as they have feel more hygienic and less clunky whilst seeming to have more grip in addition to being non abrasive.

https://www.tenura.co.uk/tenura-aqua-safe-anti-slip-bath-and-shower

WHAT DO THEY DO? (taken from Tenura’s website as I couldn’t have explained their products any better!!!)

  • Helps to prevent slips and falls in dry and wet conditions
  • Made from a strong non abrasive material which is very kind to bare skin
  • Creates a strong bond with a application surface thanks to its strong self adhesive backing
  • Available in rolls consisting of approx 30 (200mmx20mm) strips or 72 (40mm diameter) circles

THOUGHTS ON THEIR APPEARANCE:

The stickers are designed to prevent slipping and blend into the bath or shower and they definitely do just that. They apply well, without looking out of place. This was something my mum was super conscious of as we have just had her bathrooms done and she didn’t want them being ruined;). It’s safe to say she likes them too as they stick to her modern bathroom aesthetic! They are available in both white and transparent.

These are £7.20 for a roll and the roll is huge it would last ages with replaceable stickers or for multiple areas.

I did a quick video on my Instagram highlights ‘Reviews 2’ of the application of these in both my bath and shower. Ensure you clean the surface before applying the stickers and dry it well.

The next product is another from their silicone anti toxic range. It is super useful for opening jars and I think the smaller one would be really great to keep in a handbag for bottles and lip sticks!

Silicone Jar Opener

https://www.tenura.co.uk/tenura-kitchen-pack – To buy these.

WHAT IS IT? (taken from Tenura’s website as I couldn’t have explained their products any better!!!)

  • Makes jars and other containers much easier to open relieving strain on wrists, muscles and joints.
  • 12cm diameter
  • The Tenura rubber jar opener is non-toxic due to their silicone rubber construction, which means they can be used in kitchens and clinical areas. 

They could definitely be used to open other items as well as jars and could be very suitable for a person with arthritis or little use of the wrist. The non- slip not only helps open the jar but also helps aid avoiding breakages or spillages due to over forcing the jar open. Due to the non-toxic development I also think they could be great to hold things such as potatoes or apples still when cutting!

HOW DO I USE THEM?

These are super easy to use, either put on top of the jar on in your palm and simply use them same way you would normally open a jar. It really helps to ease strain and pain in the wrist and avoids over extension which is great for hyper-mobile patients.

These are just £4 and again this is super reasonable for the quality of product.

Again there is another short video demonstration on my Instagram @aticcersguidetolife highlights ‘reviews 2’.

Overall I was thoroughly impressed by the quality and care that has gone into the Tenura products- I think each product has its strengths for both able bodied people and people with a variety of disabilities. I look forward to trying more!

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