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5 Types of Household Aids for Disabled People

Everyone likes to have a certain sense of independence in their daily lives, but this can be especially difficult for people living with a disability. Certain activities may always require the assistance of another person, while getting around and performing simple, daily activities like bathing and getting dressed can be made much simpler with household aids for disabled people.

There is a huge range of shower chairs to make showering alone much easier. These are ideal for people who may be confined to a wheelchair, or someone who has a hard time standing for long stretches. A shower chair is easy to install and remove and can be easily stored away when it is not in use. Other devices that may come in handy for people who have trouble getting around are handrails and walk in showers. Bathing aids for disabled people prevent many accidents and injuries.

Bed rails not only make getting in and out of bed easier, they also help prevent accidents that can occur when a disabled person rolls too far in their sleep. Most bed rails consist of a simple pole that can be placed right next to the bed to help the patient raise and lower themselves. There are also more advanced rails that can easily be attached to the sides of the bed and provide more stability to the person using them. There are various other bed aids for disabled people to make the process far less of a hassle.

Dressing and grooming every morning require a lot of intricate manoeuvres to get things done. From putting on a shirt, to brushing hair, the tasks are all very different. Dressing aids range from simple sticks to help pull clothes into place, too small gadgets that make doing up buttons as simple as hooking them and pulling them through the hole. As for grooming the aids range from long handled hair brushes to make reaching the back much simpler, too handless blow driers and nail clippers you don't need to hold in place. Dressing and grooming don't have to be difficult and with a few simple gadgets they won't be.

There are many different aids that can make dinning a whole lot simpler. Utensils with special grip handles can make a huge difference for someone with weak hands, as can glasses with handles and lids, which will also prevent a lot of spills and messes. Portable trays will also come in handy when you're taking dinner away from the dining room table. Kitchen and dining aids can prevent a lot of messy situations and make the whole experience much more enjoyable.

Finally there is the task of simply getting around. This is something that is easily fixed. While wheelchairs a scooters are good for traveling that can't get around everywhere. Ramps can easily be installed on short steps, for larger steps a stair lift can also be installed. Reaching sticks are great for grabbing items from hard to reach places like high shelves. No matter what the disability household aids for disabled people can give a little more independence to everyone.

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