Struggling to get around like you used to but also want to do things for yourself as much as possible? Here are some top items to help maintain independence at home…
It’s inevitable that when you get older you might not be able to do the things you used to as easily anymore. Not only is this frustrating for you, but can also lead to your morale decreasing and mental health being affected. You could feel stuck in limbo where you can’t quite operate as you once did, but you also aren’t ready for a carer or don’t want to go into a care home. Luckily, there are a number of products on the market that make it that bit easier to maintain your independence at home. Here we explore some of the top items to invest in.
If you struggle to get up and down your stairs it can be difficult to maintain your independence. You don’t want to have to ask for help if you need to nip up to grab a book or to fear falling down them when walking around unaided. By installing a stairlift, you can rest assured that your journey between the storeys of your house will be safe and stress-free.
A trolley can be useful for many different things in the home. A walking aid, it can help you to get around safely, as well as being able to transport items safely from room to room. Handy trolleys come with two clip-on shelves that are heat resistant and removable meaning they can withstand hot plates or cups of tea should you wish to carry these in from the kitchen to the living room. You can also use the top tray to eat from if you don’t want to sit up at your dining table. The handles are designed to provide a secure hold for people with a weak grip and the height can be adjusted depending on your needs.
A personal safety alarm
One of the biggest barriers to home independence can be the worry that you are going to have a fall or hurt yourself and no one will be there to help. If you get one of our personal safety alarms you can relax and feel confident that help will be there should you need it. Our MiniFinder Nano GPS Personal Safety Alarm is packed with features such as an SOS Panic Alarm, Entry & Exit notifications, Loss of GPS signal notification, remote configuration, a two-way calling function and a built-in falling sensor among other things.
When you want privacy and independence in the bathroom but also want to retain your independence, grab rails are the ideal solution. These can help you to stay safe when getting in and out of the bath or shower and mean there is also a reduced risk of falls if you feel unwell. These bars can also help to take the pressure off your joints and reduce pain.
A drive pedal exerciser
If you have limited mobility, it’s a good idea to get movement in when you can to stop your joints from seizing up. With a drive pedal exerciser, you can put this in front of you while doing things such as watching the TV and get some gentle exercise to help keep your mind and body active. This will mean you don’t need to rely on someone else to take you out on a walk or for another form of exercise.
These items are all designed to help you to maintain independence at home. No matter if you find it hard to get around, struggle getting in and out of the bath, or are concerned about how you get some movement in during the day, there is something to help. Be sure to take a look at the different products on our website and get in touch if you have any questions or queries.