With advances in technology and medical devices, living with limited mobility does not have to limit how much you can do in life. While there may be some tasks that you cannot do on your own, there are plenty of helpful hacks you can use to make everyday tasks easier.
If you have limited mobility, getting dressed is not always an easy task. To make the process easier, try getting dressed while sitting down. You can also use a reacher tool to help you reach items that are out of arm's reach. Additionally, wear clothes with easy-access closures such as snaps, zippers, and Velcro to make dressing yourself a lot easier.
Spending time in the kitchen doesn't have to be a distant dream, even when your mobility decreases. To make cooking easier, use a mixer or food processor to help with stirring and chopping. Use a slow cooker to reduce the amount of time that you need to stand over the stove and cook. If a task is too hard, break it up into smaller parts and work on each part separately. Lastly, meal prepping ahead of time can help save time and energy when you are ready to cook since you will have done much of the prep work at another time.
Cleaning can be difficult when you have limited mobility. To make cleaning easier, use long-handled dustpans and brushes to help with dusting, sweeping, and floor cleaning. Additionally, you can use a sweeper with wide brushes to help you maneuver difficult objects and get the job done faster. If you have trouble taking care of cleaning tasks on your own, hiring a caregiver or cleaner to help with those tasks can give you more time to take care of other key concerns.
Good personal hygiene is important, but it can grow increasingly difficult when you have to deal with mobility-related challenges. To make personal hygiene easier, use a bath bench or shower chair to help you sit while you shower or bathe. You can also use long-handled sponges and shower brushes to help you clean hard-to-reach areas. Additionally, consider using an electric toothbrush to help with proper brushing and ensure clean teeth.
A Caregiver Can Make Life With Limited Mobility Easier
At Senior Helpers McKinney, we understand the difficulties of living with limited mobility. Our team is prepared to provide assistance when needed. Making small changes to your life can help to make life easier. For instance, using mobility aids like canes or walkers can help you stay mobile and do more tasks on your own. Additionally, hiring a caregiver to help with daily tasks can make your life easier and give you more time to focus on the things that matter to you.
Whether you are looking for help with getting dressed, cooking, cleaning, or personal hygiene, our team can help you find strategies to make life with limited mobility easier. Contact us today to learn more about our services in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Prosper, and Wylie.