Suffering from any type of mobility issue can make home life a difficult experience. There are all kinds of tasks and activities which we carry out in the home without a second thought, yet these exact tasks and activities are made ten times more difficult for someone with mobility problems. It is not just the difficulties which one can run into, but also the additional stresses and pressures which are put on the body, when carrying out what would normally be a simple task.
In order to improve your home life and make those activities simpler, there are a wide range of installations which can help you.
Unless you happen to live in a single floor property, ferrying yourself up and down the stairs can be hard on the body, time consuming and can actually lead some to avoid it unless it is absolutely necessary. If you install a stair lift however, you can make moving up and down the stairs problem free and incredibly simple. All you need to do is sit in the chair of the lift, press a button and then up or down you go.
Simply moving around from room to room can be a challenge for some people with mobility problems, so a simple solution would be to have hand rails put around the walls of the home. These rails act as great support to prevent you from falling and causing an injury, as well as reducing the stress on your legs as you walk around the house.
Sitting down and getting up can also be tough tasks when you have problems with mobility so a simple addition which you should look to use is higher cushions or raised seats. You can use this approach in the bathroom to make using the toilet easier, as well as in the living room or dining room, in order to make sitting down and getting up much simpler.
Bathing is a daily necessity but it can prove to be troublesome when it comes to getting in and out of the bath, or supporting yourself as you shower. Some simple installations which you could look at in order to make this process easier are items like a walk-in bath with a small door; a seat in the shower so that you can rest and bathe at the same time, or even converting your shower to a washroom to allow for more space in which to wash.
A litter picking device is a great tool to help with small tasks around the home. You can use this gizmo to close curtains and doors or to pick items up from the ground or from elsewhere in the room. What this simple piece of kit will do is to remove the need to get up and move around when it isn’t completely necessary. Litter pickers are cheap and they can make a huge impact on how you do things in the home.
Don’t struggle when it isn’t necessary, add these installations in your home and make your life instantly easier.