Having a disability doesn’t mean your life comes to a halt or that you have lost your independence forever. Your life can continue as before, but some small changes can be made to make it that little bit easier.
Washing and dressing yourself can become more difficult, but there are ways of getting round this with dressing aids and washing aids. Grab rails in the bathroom and a shower seat will make it easier to wash yourself, and less painful if you have joint or back pain. Long handled sponges are also a great addition to your bathroom, taking the hassle away from cleaning.
Similarly, if you have joint or back pain, or simply struggle to move around with ease, dressing yourself can be quite difficult. There are lots of different dressing aids available to help you with this. Button hooks and dressing hooks, all make it easier to continue to dress yourself. Sock and tights aids are also great if you find it difficult to bend down.
For people with a disability, eating can be made hard. For those with arthritis or other joint pain, simply holding a knife and fork can be painful. To help with this, soft chunky gripped cutlery and kitchen utensils make this much easier. As do electric tin and can openers.
As you can see there are many aids available to make your life easier and to help you to continue enjoying your life. For a great selection of disability aids to suit all needs and budgets, take a look at aid 4 u.