Having limited mobility, whether you have a permanent disability or you are recovering from an injury or surgery, is challenging. After all, there’s so much to life that requires movement that when you are limited, it just makes life that much more difficult. Thus, if there are things you can do to make your life easier for movement, it’s always a good idea to do them!
Able Care Group offers the best mobility and handicap equipment, from chair lifts, wheelchair ramps, and platform lifts. We offer free and fast evaluations for your home or business and guarantee 72 hour installation service. We’re a local New Jersey company with a caring and responsive team. With over 30 years of experience, we can get your home or office space equipped with mobility equipment. Below, we’ll offer up tips on how to manage your home with limited mobility. Contact us today to get started!
MORE TIPS TO MANAGE YOUR HOME WITH LIMITED MOBILITY
Your bedroom is where you probably spend a good part of your time when you are at home, especially at night. Here are some great tips to help with improving your mobility in your bedroom:
- Start with the bed. You want your bed to be comfortable and supportive while you are sleeping. Investing in a great memory foam bed for sore joints or a firmer mattress for back support can make a huge difference in your day so you don’t wake up with pain. You can lower your bed as well by getting a smaller bed frame so when you get out of bed, your feet touch the ground. You can also invest in an adjustable bed if you spend a lot of time sitting in bed. This allows you to sit up and read with a simple press of the button. Able Care Group in New Jersey recommends that you can add a rail next to your bed if you are having trouble standing up in the morning.
- Invest in nightlights. Lighting is essential for seeing, and if you have to get up in the middle of the night, you’ll need a light to see by. Put a nightlight in the bathroom and one in your bedroom and have a lamp nearby on your nightstand. That way, it’s easy to see when you wake up in the middle of the night. If your bathroom is too far, you can invest in a plastic commode or urinal.
- Get a chair. A chair with arms for use in dressing can make a world of difference if you are mobility challenged. Also, you can use the chair’s arms for resting against and to sturdy yourself while bending over or walking across the room. You can invest in a dressing stick, which will help you reach clothes that are on hangers or high up, help you put on your pants, take off your socks, and put on your shoes.
- Keep everything nearby. You’ll want to keep all of your essentials nearby and close so you have them in the middle of the night. Before you go to bed, gather your cell phone, a glass of water, your pills, and a bed if you use it for your caregiver. This way you’re not searching in the middle of the night for your phone if it rings or for your pills.
Outside of your bedroom, the kitchen is probably the next place where you spend the most time. After all, they say the kitchen is where your heart is. Thus, you’ll want to make the kitchen and the items in the kitchen as accessible as possible. Below are some helpful tips those with mobility issues:
- Lower the cabinets. You’ll want everything at eye level or lower so you don’t have to reach up high above your head where you can lose your balance. If you are in a wheelchair or use a walker, having pull-out drawers and Lazy Susans can make gathering ingredients a snap. You can also invest in a reacher, which is an inexpensive tool that pinches things. You can pick items up off the floor or use it to grab things that are far away or up high.
- Sit instead of stand. Able Care Group recommends that you sit whenever possible. You are in a much more stable position when you do so, especially if you are having balance issues. Thus, if you are cutting vegetables or rolling out dough, use a chair.
- Rearrange your kitchen for you. This means essentially put all of the items that you use most frequently where you can reach them the easiest. Also, rearrange your kitchen table and chairs to accommodate your wheelchair or walker. This goes for the fridge as well. Put all of your items that you use the most near the front of the fridge.
CHOOSE ABLE CARE GROUP FOR ALL OF YOUR STAIRLIFT AND RAMP NEEDS
Able Care Group has over 30 years of helping those with mobility impairments improve their mobility by providing the best chair lifts for stairs, wheelchair ramps, and vertical platform ramps for both residential and commercial use. We offer 24/7 support so if you are having a problem operating your stair chair lift or ramp, you can give us a call, and we can help you.
Able Care Group is committed to the best customer service, and we’ll help you throughout the entire process, from choosing your chairlift to the installation and support. We offer fast evaluations and a discount for veterans. In addition, we offer 0% financing for six months for those who qualify. In addition, we also sell pre-owned wheelchair ramps and chair lifts that are in good condition if you are looking to save money. We’ll also buy back any aluminum ramps you may have that you no longer need or you are replacing. As a locally-owned New Jersey business, we are proud to be providing our community with the mobility solutions they need. Call us today to get started!