Wellness

In-Home Tweaks To Enhance A Mobility Restricted Lifestyle

posted by Chris Valentine

A restriction of physical mobility could happen to anyone, this could take place as a result of an accident, an illness or old age and whilst this can cause many problems in day-to-day life, there are many ways in which one can improve their lives, regardless of their disability.

Today we are going to focus on home life for those with limited mobility and take a look at just some of the aids that are out there which can have a significantly positive impact on daily life.

Stair Lift

Walking up and down stairs for anyone who has issues when it comes to their mobility can be incredibly stressful, painful and could actually cause further damage. With this being said, unless you live in a bungalow, this task is necessary in our daily lives and the best way to overcome it is to get a stairlift fitted. A stair lift is an impressive piece of kit which allows you to simply sit down in the chair and be automatically taken up and down the stairs. You can control the lift with a small remote control and no longer do you need to face difficulty getting upstairs and back down again.

Trolley

Managing getting around the home yourself can be tough enough, without the addition of carrying things as you go, for this reason a trolley makes a lot of sense. Whether you are taking meals from one room to another, clothes or anything else around the home, you can make it much easier on yourself if you have a small, wheeled trolley which can help you to ferry things around the home. A trolley will not only help you move things, it will also provide you with support as you walk.

Bathroom

There are many tweaks which you can make to your existing bathroom to enable you to wash and visit the toilet with ease. The first step is to look at the bath and shower, a shower seat for example can help you out a great deal as could a walk-in bath. When it comes to the toilet, you should look at having a raised toilet seat put in so that getting on and off the toilet do not cause you pain or stress.

Assistance Stick

We take for granted just how easy it is to bend down and pick something up or to reach for something in the home, difficult tasks for anyone with limited movement. For this reason there are some fantastic assistance sticks on the market which have grabbers at the end of them. These are the perfect aids for picking things up from the floor, reaching for something across the room or even doing things like closing doors and curtains. These sticks are incredibly handy and can take a great deal of stress out of daily life at home.

If you have limited mobility, don’t struggle on around the home, make sure that you know what aids are available and film your home with as many things as necessary to make your life that little bit easier.

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