If you care for someone with impaired mobility, you will no doubt find that trying to help move or lift a user can prove a real challenge. Not only can it put unnecessary strain on the carer’s back, but it can also be unsafe for both yourself and the person you care for and it can result in injuries.
The one thing that users with impaired mobility dread, is falling while taking a shower or bath. When their wish it to stay independent during their hygiene routine, to fall and be injured, is their worst nightmare. Being able to shower independently when you have a disability that affects your mobility, can prove a real struggle, and if you’re unsteady on your feet, it can also increase the risk of falls.
Being able to unwind on a comfortable chair after a long day on your feet is one of life’s pleasures. If however you suffer with impaired mobility, or you’re unsteady on your feet, trying to get in and out of a regular couch or chair can prove challenging, uncomfortable and it can be a painful experience.
Difficulty using the toilet is an all too common problem for users who have undergone recent surgery such as a hip or knee replacement, or for anyone with impaired mobility or those that may suffer with balance issues.
A toilet that is positioned too low to the ground can mean that the user may struggle to sit or stand while going to the bathroom which can prove both uncomfortable and dangerous.
If you’re recovering from a recent operation, or you suffer from reduced mobility, and you spend a lot of time resting in bed, you will no doubt know that trying to keep comfortable can be a real struggle. Performing simple tasks such as using a laptop, balancing a food tray, writing a letter or reading a newspaper, can prove a real challenge when lying in bed.
Being able to dress and undress oneself is often taken for granted. However, when you suffer with debilitating conditions such as arthritis, dementia or Parkinson’s, the simple day-to-day task of dressing and undressing can prove a challenge.
The living room is where you come to relax. After a possibly tiring day, you come there to unwind and rest. You want to be comfortable, to listen to music, watch a film or a TV programme, or just to have a chat and a drink with friends and family.
It is estimated that 26% of US adults will be diagnosed with arthritis by 2040. Arthritis and neurological impairments such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy or Parkinson’s can affect your mobility and it can have a negative impact when working in the kitchen.
The bedroom is an important room in your home. You go there to hopefully, forget all your problems of aches and pains, and slumber into a safe comfortable much needed sleep. This will help you to awake the next morning refreshed and energized to begin another day.
The bathroom can be one of the most dangerous places in the home, especially if you’re partially disabled or you suffer with limited mobility.