Do you have a loved one who requires assistance with home health care? Perhaps they are rehabilitating after a medical procedure, or recovering from an accident. Or maybe they are simply experiencing ordinary aging complications, and need some special help. Whatever the reason, this list of helpful medical equipment will make it easier to give your loved one the assistance they need to enjoy everyday activities.
Folding Bedside Commode
Many elderly people are unable to conquer the challenge of visiting the facilities independently. There is the walk to get to the toilet, then the difficulty of sitting down and getting back up to an upright position.
Folding bedside commodes can be placed right next to the bedside or even the couch if need be. This eliminates having to travel to get relief. In addition, folding bedside commodes are the height of a regular chair, so your loved one doesn't need to sit in an awkward position like with a traditional toilet. Folding bedside commode pots can be easily emptied and washed for repeated use. They are readily available at medical equipment supply stores.
Elderly loved ones who must use a walker to move about the house have an additional challenge. They can't carry anything with them because they must keep both hands on the walker handles. This prohibits them from bringing reading material or drinks and beverages from one point to the other.
A walker tray is a simple add-on feature that can be used with a standard walker. The tray provides a sturdy surface so the elderly can bring along their crossword puzzle book, etc., to wherever they intend to sit.
Bed Assist Bar
Stiff joints and chronic pain make it difficult for elderly persons to do simple motions like getting in and out of bed. As second person may not always be around to help your loved one with this everyday task.
A bed assist bar is a non-mechanical device that is supported between the mattress and the box spring. A bar riser is then next to the bed and provides an extra support handle for mobility-challenged persons to use to get into and out of bed. This convenient device can help your loved one to feel more independent, as well as to ensure they are not stuck in bed in the even they need to get up for one reason or another and you aren't there to help.
These simple yet ingenious solutions to the problems that the elderly face can help both of you to navigate the challenges that come with getting older. Contact a business, such as Lincoln Mobility, for more information.