The transition into a wheelchair can be a difficult, but most wheelchair users get the hang of it pretty quick. Still there are some things that can be a hassle even after you’ve adjusted to life in a wheelchair, but there are some things you can do to make life a little easier. Let’s look at some tips and tricks you may not have thought of that can make your life easier and some challenges less frustrating.
If you are wheelchair bound the majority of the time and haven’t invested in proper positioning and cushioning for your chair, you are really doing yourself a disservice. By adding a wheelchair comfort cushion, you can make your whole experience more comfortable and prevent sore joints and muscles. In addition to a cushion, a wheelchair positioner can help tremendously if you struggle to maintain the proper posture in your wheelchair. A positioner can keep you in a comfortable position that won’t hurt your back over time.
Some things around the home are just more difficult in a wheelchair, but there are many adjustments you can make in your home to make life easier. By modifying areas like your kitchen and bathrooms you can make them more accessible to you. Things like lowering counter-tops and vanities can make a huge difference. Likewise, organizing your cabinets to put the things you use frequently within reach can make your life so much easier. In addition to convenience solutions within the home related to renovating and rearranging, some tools can come in handy. A grabbing tool can help you reach items that fall on the floor, or are too high to reach. A voice activated device such as an Amazon Echo or similar can also come in handy as you can train it to turn lights on and off, answer the phone, or even turn on and off the television. Using a wheelchair can be difficult, but there are some things you can do and some solutions you can put in place to make your life easier. By adding comfort and convenience solutions to your wheelchair and your home you can ensure you are as comfortable as possible. At Freedom Mobility our mission is to make you as comfortable as possible. If you are in need of wheelchair assistance visit our Hanover, MD wheelchair store today!