Being a caregiver for a loved one is arguably the most rewarding job you could have. However, as rewarding as it is, you can’t underestimate the challenges you’ll face doing the job and trying to live your life as normally as possible. Utilizing the resources available to you is key. Whether it’s installing grab bars, investing in portable showers, using a shower chair, or any other type of product, find ways to make your job easier. Here are some valuable accessibility products for family caregivers to consider.
Grab bars are some of the simplest products that take a matter of minutes to install but can increase the safety level inside a home tremendously. Common places to install grab bars are in the bathroom, particularly by the toilet, sink, shower, or bathtub. These are stronger than towel bars and can withstand a person’s weight. Bathroom safety is important to prioritize, and grab bars can make the area much safer.
If your loved one recently had surgery or is recovering from an illness, a portable shower allows for ease for people with limited mobility access. The showers make it accessible for the wheelchair to roll directly into the portable shower.
A shower chair can be used as a temporary solution or installed permanently onto the wall. As your loved one gets older, standing for 10 minutes can become a challenge. Having a shower chair readily available can give them and you some peace of mind that they can take a break when needed. A shower chair can prevent falls from happening on slippery floors and allow for weak legs to rest.
A walk-in tub is a great investment for people with limited mobility. It allows for an easier entry into the bathtub without having to take a big step. They can sit on an elevated seat, making it easier to get up. The water can fill up as high as they want it to on their body, and some models have water jets they can use to relieve some pressure points or tension.
Next Day Access loves helping caregivers make their jobs of caring for a loved one easier. We have a long line of mobility products to help no matter what your situation is, so contact us today to see how we can help.