Caring For A Disabled Loved One? Tips To Help Make Life Easier For Them

Deciding to take the reins and let a disabled loved one move into your house is a big step. It's going to require a lot of changes, and there will probably be many milestones along the way as you learn how to interact with them in a way that feels comfortable and authentic. If you're trying to get your residence ready for your friend or family member to show up you are probably researching different things you can do to make the transition as natural for them as possible. Read through some of the tips that follow so you can gain a better understanding of just what you can do to make life easier for them upon their arrival.

A Heavy Duty Wheelchair Is A Godsend

Depending on what type of disability your loved one suffers from they might have a hard time standing for long periods of time. Your current housing situation could require a lot of walking to get from one section of the house to another. It's hard for a person with severe joint issues to get around, and if the person who is coming to stay with you only has a manual wheelchair, it can put a lot of strain on their arms and elbows as well.

A great welcoming gift that can really make the individual feel like a part of the household is a heavy duty wheelchair. Heavy duty electric wheelchairs are able to withstand heavy loads and are designed to go places that traditional wheelchairs have a hard time getting to. Maybe your new house guest wants to take the wheelchair to the grocery store each week to pick up some of their favorite food items. The heavy duty wheelchair easily accommodates both the weight of the person and the groceries that they are bringing back with them.

Chair Lifts Help A Lot

Along with the heavy duty wheelchair, you should also think about installing a chairlift. Chairlifts are typically placed alongside each staircase. With the simple push of a button, the user is lifted and lowered in their chair, so they won't have to navigate the stairs. This is a great way to remove some of the chances that your loved one will fall and hurt themselves.

When your housemate sees the thought and effort that was put into making them feel comfortable they're sure to appreciate it. Follow this advice and get ready to create fond memories that last a lifetime.

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About six months ago, my wonderful father discovered he had an aggressive form of lymphoma. At this time, his doctor informed him he would need to undergo six rounds of chemotherapy. My dad’s physician also told him he would need to have a stem cell transplant immediately after he completed the chemotherapy. To prepare for the stem cell transplant, my father was put on a special diet. His doctor recommended he eat a lot of protein. My dad was also told to drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. On this blog, I hope you will learn smart tips to help you or one of your loved ones prepare for a stem cell transplant. Enjoy!


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