Caring for a loved one is never easy, but there are some great solutions out there to help make life easier for everyone. These range from home healthcare equipment supplies to mobility products for seniors to activity aids for those struggling with Alzheimer’s.
Read on to find out about some common types of caregiving solutions.
Sitting and standing aids
There are various types of useful aids that help people sit, stand, or get up from the sofa, chair, or bed.
For example, transfer poles help people move to and from their wheelchairs; transfer boards help in shifting a person’s weight from places like a bed to a wheelchair or another surface. There are chair and couch canes which have adjustable heights to fit either side of a couch or chair; these help make sitting and standing safe. Furniture risers lift furniture to safer and more convenient heights. These are just a few of the sitting and standing products available.
Wheelchair and scooter accessories
Mobility products such as wheelchairs and scooters can be made more comfortable and safe with various accessories. Soft armrest pads can be added to the armrests of wheelchairs. There are also pads you can place on the seat and back of wheelchairs. To prevent wheelchairs from rolling backwards, you can buy an anti-rollback device, and to keep a wheelchair from tipping you can get an anti-tipping device.
Does your loved one need a way to carry their belongings on their scooter? Scooter packs can be placed on the back of scooters and also come with handles for easy portability.
Hot and cold pads
To treat arthritis pain, muscle strains, sprains, and other muscular injuries, there are useful products such as reusable hot and cold pads. Some can be stored in the freezer or put directly in the microwave. They come in a variety of sizes for a range of different applications.
Certain impairments can make bathing difficult. Fortunately, there are a number of bathing aids designed to make the process smoother. For example, long handle body and hair washers help you wash your hair and clean hard-to-reach places; there are shower chairs to help make showers easier; and for those who are bedridden, there are easy showers which allow you to shampoo bedside.