Arthritis flare-ups can cause everyday activities like getting in and out of the shower painful. We at Next Day Access compiled a list of helpful solutions and tips to help make maneuvering through your home easier.
- Change your faucet turners to levered handles. Changing them will make turning on your sink and tub more accessible.
- Install grab bars. Having something to hold onto as you get in and out of the tub helps keep you safe if your arthritis flares up.
- Invest in a shower seat. These simple seats fit right in the shower stall or tub and can help you conserve energy as you shower.
- Elevate your toilet seat. When your toilet seat is higher, this can reduce the strain you might feel from getting on and off a lower traditional seat.
Living Room and Dining Room Comfort
- Look into touchless lamps or an alarm system that will turn things on using voice activation.
- Find the perfect pillow. Most people with arthritis prefer a cervical pillow because you can keep your neck comfortable.
- For doorknobs, you can change them all to levers for easier access or get rubber knob covers that are easier to turn and grip.
- For cabinets and drawers, change the handles to pull out levers. Trying to grip a small cabinet or drawer pull is difficult with arthritis. You will find it easier to open them with an oversized handle.
- Put the trashcan on wheels. A rolling trashcan will make it much easier for you when it is time to take the trash out.
- Put items you often use in easy to reach places. Don’t worry if you think things look out of sorts. Your convenience and comfort are what are important.
Look into a rollator or a walker to help you conveniently get from room to room with less pain. There are all sorts of walker and rollator designs.
When you are ready to get your home more comfortable and suitable for your lifestyle, Next Day Access is here. We will even come to your home for a free in-home consultation to ensure your home is safe as well as comfortable for you.