Archive for November 14th, 2017

Maintaining a Comfortable Home for Disabled Elderly Parents

Caring for disabled elderly parents can be hard at times, especially when care requires that many changes be made to the home and family’s schedule. From special furniture to allow parents to complete daily tasks more easily, to drastic changes in the home’s structure, it is a true labor of love. The level of accommodation varies heavily, and is determined by the individual’s ability to get around. For example, a parent with some mild arthritis will get around much more easily than one who is confined to a wheelchair. With a few changes to the home, caring for dependent parents can be made much easier.

Furniture and Accessories to Improve Independence

For the elderly who simply need a helping hand, a variety of useful tools, accessories, and furniture could potentially allow them to be independent. Shower chairs, for example, give a person somewhere safe to sit while bathing and reduce the risk of falls. This will help them in and out of the shower, as well. Safety bars mounted beside a toilet help with sitting down and standing up when the individual needs a restroom break. Special door knobs, appliances with large knobs and buttons, and lowered coat hooks can all help cater to arthritic joints or a limited range of motion. These are just a few examples of items that can help the elderly to maintain independence.

Placing Needed Items in Convenient Places

For some, simply getting into cabinets that are too high or low can be a seemingly impossible task. Hygiene items, frequently used foods and condiments, beloved books or games, frequently worn clothing or accessories, and toiletries should all be placed where they are easily accessed. For things that are used perhaps monthly, they should be moved to upper and lower areas, or they should be moved to the far back of a cabinet. When needed, these items can be accessed by a family member rather than the disabled parent.

Accessibility for Wheelchairs

For some, being restricted to a wheelchair brings about the need for an entirely different type of accommodations. Wheelchair accessible vehicles may be required in order to transport the parent to appointments, grocery stores, and social outings. A wheelchair accessible ramp may also be necessary if the home has more than just a few stairs leading to the main entryway. These features can allow those in wheelchairs to get around fairly independently, with the exception of operating lift systems in order to get in and out of accessible vehicles.

For many, care facilities and assisted living homes just aren’t the right option for their parents. Instead, they are opening their homes and arms to them. The changes are challenging but welcome, as they pave the way to a loving, nurturing home for older parents.

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When It Is Not Working Then Let It Go

I can’t contain my happiness as I can now get online whenever I want to, my laptop is fixed. I can now finish whatever I needed to finish online. The repair guy informed us though that the main reason why my keyboard got busted again is because of the battery in the laptop. It was not charging at all, when it is not charging it would create chaos to the whole system and the first thing to target is the keyboard so when the battery of your laptop is not working anymore, it would be best if you will just remove it so it won’t affect the keyboard. How did it affect it? I don’t know, but it is better to follow that tip than to be sorry in the end. When it is not working at all then let it go.

On the other hand, I realized I need to buy a new one, this has been repaired twice already and sooner or later this will give up. I might be working for a new one by next year. Hopefully I will get a desktop this time. They said that desktop would last longer than the laptop. Let’s see.


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