When it comes to disabilities, even the smallest changes can make the biggest differences in your life. The best thing about this is that there is always something you can change in everything you do to help you out, so to help you get started we’ve listed below several simple changes that you can make to improve your day-to-day life as quickly as you want to.
It’s important to keep yourself active and make as many things accessible to yourself as possible, which is why reachers are great for helping you get those out of reach items.
Get an Ex N’ Flex
Staying active is one of the most important things for you if you’re disabled, but for obvious reasons this can seem nearly impossible. That’s where machines like the Ex N’ Flex come in handy, and provide an excellent workout as well as top rate customer service.
Have a Handicapped Transportation Service on Speed Dial
It is true that public transportation is becoming more and more accessible for the disabled, but if you don’t want to worry about overcrowded buses and trains then consider finding a favorite personal transportation service and become a regular.
Certified Home Health Care Aide
If you live alone you’ll want to look into hiring a home health care aide. It may take some time for you to find someone you click with, but once you find the right one life becomes much easier.
Invest in an e-Reader
E-Readers/tablets fit comfortably on your wheelchair and can provide you with hours of clutter-free entertainment. It’s a library and an entertainment center that can fit in your lap.
Subscribe to a Medical Alert/Alarm Service
For the times when you fall or hurt yourself with no one around, there is nothing better than having a Medical Alert Service like Lifeline to help you.
Depending on your level of disability, you will be able to get great benefits from specialized mattresses, such as the Invacare alternating air electric mattress that automatically rolls you over every so often to prevent bedsores from developing.
Adjust Your Home
There are very few things that are beyond your reach once you adjust your home to your needs. Things as simple as a lower clothesline or lower benches can do wonders for not only your comfort but your mood as well.
Plan to get out of the house or have people come over on a regular basis. Organize events at your home for you and your friends if you’re staying in tonight, or call your favorite transport service and see if they’ve got some fun trips planned (which many do regularly).
Get a Pet
A pet is great for lifting any mood. It’s not very obvious, but taking care of animals and the constant companionship work wonders for the human psyche. But if animals aren’t for you, plants such as bonsai can achieve the same effect.
These are just the beginning! Look around your home and start taking note of some of the other changes you can make to start living more comfortably as soon as possible.