Easy-on clothing. When shopping for clothing, look for pants, dresses and skirts that are lined. Lined clothes are easier to slip off and on.  

Simple slip-ons. If you find it difficult to tie sneakers, buy elastic laces and have a friend lace and tie them – once – turning your lace-up shoes into slip-ons. 

Horn in. Use a long-handled shoehorn to help you put on tightly fitting shoes. Make one by taping a shoehorn to the end of a yardstick.  

Sit and shower. To avoid falls in the shower, sit on a waterproof chair. You can buy one at a medical supply store or use a sturdy lawn chair. 

Wash up. Instead of using a washcloth when bathing, use a shower mitt made of terry cloth or loofah. If you sew or know someone who does, make these mitts out of an old towel. 

Easy nail care. To make trimming fingernails and toenails easier, soak hands and feet beforehand to soften nails. 

Easier perspiration protection. If you find spray anti-perspirant cans difficult to use, try a stick or roll-on variety. 

Tub tip. If arthritis or recent surgery makes it difficult to get into and out of the bathtub, place a towel on the edge of the tub. Then sit on it and swivel and in out of the tub.