When living with a disability, it can be hard to achieve everyday tasks and chores around the house. If you live with a carer, things can become easier, but if you’re alone and need some help with getting on with your everyday tasks, then things can become tricky. Below are some living aids from Millercare which can help with everyday comfort, exercise, getting ready for the day and even cooking.
Whether you’re out and about shopping or just lounging around the house, comfort is of the most importance, especially if your disability causes you pain. Some items from Millercare can help with back pain, such as the Harley Batwing Pillow, which can be propped up in bed or on a chair should you need it. Alternatively, consider purchasing some comfortable and durable slippers which can also help with swelling and sore feet.
Leisure & Exercise
Do you exercise with a disability? Depending on your needs, you may need support for either your lumbar spine or your knees. Choosing the right supports is important for a number of reasons, however one important reason is that they will allow you to exercise safely and in a way which means you can carry on for longer.
Sometimes, just getting on with simple tasks in the home can take its toll with someone who has a disability. If you suffer from issues such as glaucoma or other eye issues, one way to help in the home is to purchase a telephone with large buttons. This way, you can contact loved ones in an easy and accessible way.
If you suffer from arthritis and other such issues, consider buying key turners. These help you turn your key in the door, and can assist with fiddly locks, offering more grip.
Utensils and Meal Prep for Disabilities
If you cook for yourself and need to prepare your meals in advance, a handy aid for the kitchen can include accessible can openers, a kettle that tips so you don’t need to pick it up, or even non-slip chopping boards. Any items that can help in the kitchen is a step in the right direction for more accessible living.
When it comes to getting ready when you’re disabled, there are many options you can choose from. Whether it’s disability clothing or simply items that can help you get changed from day to day. A simple dressing stick can save you time and energy, and means you can dress in an easy manner without exerting yourself.
Guest post by Gina Kay Daniel