Over the past year, many people have lost their lives and many others have struggled to recover from Covid. In the most extreme cases this has meant that they have needed rehabilitation and physiotherapy and need to receive some care and help to manage their daily lives.
For people all over the country this means adapting and changing things in the home to make sure that it is well equipped to help the person who is struggling.
Issues arising from a bad case of Covid are varied – from physical disabilities and stroke like symptoms, to loss of vision or hearing. If you need to make changes to your home to accommodate someone who is recovering, there are a few things that can be done to make life a little easier…
Keep the floors clear as this can be a major tripping hazard. Even things like rugs can be a danger to someone who cannot see well or has mobility problems, so get everything off the floors.
Using Mobility Aids from somewhere like Ability Superstore is a great way to help build confidence for someone who is recovering and struggling to get about. Things like walking frames can be used in conjunction with physiotherapy to help build the muscles back as well as the confidence!
If you have steps in and around the house, think about adding a ramp or slope to make the access easier. This is another potential trip hazard and putting ramps on it greatly reduces the risk of an accident.