For anyone with limited mobility, 7 days can sometimes be a long week and during this week, you face some everyday challenges. Therefore, it is key that you help that person and support their emotional well-being so that they remain as independent as they would like. One way of doing this is to ensure they have some of the tools and independent living aids available to them, so that they can live safely and comfortably.
These independent living aids/mobility aids can range from a Walker/Rollator , Walking Stick, Reacher or something to help them get up from their chair such as an Upeasy cushion.
Are you ever worried about slipping in the bath?
Bathing is one area that a loss of independence can be felt, due to a loss of mobility. Our elderly can sometimes struggle to get in and out of the bath, especially if they have wet hands or feet. Few of our elderly family or friends (just ask my parents) want to always rely on their partner or carer, so because of this they are all too often forced to strip wash at the bathroom basin - and in some cases at the kitchen sink - not out of convenience but moreso because they no longer feel safe in the bath or even become stuck in it.
Therefore, some daily living aids that can help restore independence is by installing grab rails/bars within the bathroom, as also safety strips in order to help avoid slips. Also, if you want to have a bath, you could use a bathing cushion which inflates and deflates as and when required, to help you get in and out of the bath. There are a variety of bathroom tools and accessories which will help make the bathing experience a pleasure, rather than a concern or worry. As these independent living aids take into account an elderly persons needs and requirements when bathing. Not only will this help boost their safety and wellbeing but also help make it possible for the elderly person to remain in the home they love.
The risk of the Stairs
Additionally, the family and friends of the loved one may also be concerned about the risks of their loved one falling down or on the stairs. The consequences of which can be broken bones or worse still, a fractured hip.