One of the things that a lot of people asked for when I asked what people would like to see more from on my blog was how I cope with my day to day life with the issues I face. So I thought I would set about with talking about some of the equipment I have around the bungalow to help.
Helping Hands Around the Home
Ash has to help out quite a lot in the kitchen as I can't stand for long, I also have issues on remembering things are hot so I can go and grab hot items with my bare hands (yes I've even grabbed the kettle around the body instead of the handle). However, to help with the standing issue, I have a stool in the kitchen. This allows me to sit at a height that means I can still work on the kitchen counters, or wash up.
To be honest, I don't have anything extra special in the lounge, I was however very careful when I decided on which furniture to buy. The sofa is at a height that makes it easier for me to get off of. I have tables around me to place items on, within easy reach. For really bad days I have cups with lids, as you have no idea how many times I've dropped my tea as I can't hold it well, or my shakes were just too bad.
Again the bedroom was more just careful buying when we decided on which bed to buy, making sure it was at a height that wasn't too high or low for me.
Perhaps the bathroom is one room with the most adaptations, it is full of grab rails to help me get around easier in there, while we have had a shower installed which has a seat under it to make washing possible for me.
Garden and Outdoors
Again grab rails are found around our front and back doors to help me with getting in and out of the home. Once I am outside, I, of course, use my crutches for very short distances, while my wheelchair is brought out for longer distances. I am also thinking of upgrading to a mobility scooter such as these from Mobility Solutions at some point in the future.
So there are some of the things I use around the home and outdoors which help me a little in my day to day life, I am sure there are more things but it's hard to remember all the not so normal things I use as it is now so normal to me.
Do you have any adaptations to your home? How do they help you?