Bathing and washing can be painful and difficult for someone suffering from arthritis. An occupational therapist can pinpoint areas where difficulties may arise and suggest simple but effective solutions. Rails on the bathroom wall are useful, and rails on the edge of the bath are vital as soon as getting in and out proves painful. A non slip rubber mat on the bottom of the bath is a wise safety measure. Taps that have push up and down controls are easier than ones that have to be turned. If you have problems with your wrists and shoulders, a back brush may be awkward to use, opt instead for a back scrubbing strap.
Schools have taught children what to do in certain emergencies and that training has saved many lives. It would be wise of you to have your family practice fire drills, tornado drills and have a plan to meet if you should be separated during an emergency.
We have systems in place that can provide some advance warning when some disasters are about to strike. Unfortunately there is no way to predict others and we need to be ready. Keeping a few supplies for your family and saving vital information will be very helpful if you need to evacuate in a hurry.
I think this is the second most common use for your toothbrush, and a lot of people use this method. It’s easy to get to the grout line so you can give them a good cleaning.
After you have given some consideration to maximizing area you have, try to enlarge your kitchen plans. Perhaps your kitchen has a connecting breakfast nook or cozy dining space. These are perfect places to add space to your new design. Try to expand your existing kitchen space. Opening up your floor plan and creating an eat in style of kitchen with seating room at an island or peninsula type of cabinet plan rather than a table and chairs in a near by room works well. If space is still tight check out utilizing an island mounted on casters that can easily be rolled out of the way when not in use. Does your current design allow you to open up an existing wall and put in a built in pantry?
In order to keep him active on his computer and crosswords we bought larger size writing utensils and an extra large button keyboard. We were also informed that fine motor skills would be difficult so purchased an black and decker can opener and an electric jar opener so that he could cook independently. It was also brought to our attention that a crock pot would be the easiest way to cook for him and a food processor instead of a cutting board. The other thing we did is bought him a cell phone so that he could use the speaker and could take it around with him as he goes about the house.
It’s common for busy professionals to forgo kitchen duty once the kids are grown and they are on their own. I fondly remember the hours spent in the kitchen with the kids doing their homework. That’s when I heard about their day at school, answered questions related to homework and enjoyed the family time.
I am so touched by his love and care for me that he literally went to twenty three stores to search for a present for me, but I can’t help but be blown away by how spaced out men could be! Oh, well, I guess I’ll start putting away money to buy this perfume on my own. But after all said and done, all I can say is that I learned a very important lesson. When it comes to dealing with men, be very straight. If you expect to get anything by merely hinting, you are in for a big surprise!