When it comes to living with mobility issues, everyone is different and no two conditions are the same. But it’s no secret that issues involving mobility can affect our quality of life. These days, there are lots of useful tools and technologies out there made to suit people living with limited mobility. These handy home hacks listed below are intended to take the strain out of everyday tasks and make life that little bit easier. Read on to find out more.
From Google Assistant to Alexa, we’ve all heard of using this type of technology in our homes. But when living with mobility issues, virtual assistive technology really is changing the game. Are you making full use of yours? All it takes is a little bit of programming and getting used to, but virtual assistants are ideal for making everyday tasks completely hands-free. Just through voice command users are able to play music on demand, set reminders and timers, ask questions, and even control smart home devices like heating. The possibilities are almost endless.
If you have limited hand or arm mobility, eating without spilling can be problematic. In this case, finding something to help is a necessity rather than a hack. Companies like Liftware specialize in utensils that self-stabilize as you eat. From spoons that keep your hands level, to cutlery with adjustable handles, these products are ideal for people who have hand tremors or are recovering from a Stroke. They’re also designed to suit anyone living with a condition that affects movement such as cerebral palsy or Parkinson’s disease.
When you have a mobility limiting condition, it’s just a fact of life that it takes longer to get to answer the door. Interactive doorbells offer a camera function. This is an ideal way to monitor who’s there, feel safer in your home, and respond to whoever’s there virtually, for times when you’re unable to travel all the way to the front door.
Faffing around with curtains and blinds just isn’t plausible when you don’t have access to a full range of dexterity or mobility. Whether controlled via remote control, or by phone app, motorized shutters and smart blinds are a brilliant option for having more control of the blinds in your home at the push of a button. Some smart blinds are even designed to be compatible with devices already in your home like Alexa, so it’s worth doing some research to find out which type of smart blind are most suited to you and your home.
We hope these top home hacks for people with limited mobility have been useful. If you’re thinking about the changing mobility needs of yourself or a loved one, then you might be considering updating your home with mobility aides, like a stairlift. To find out more information about Halton Stairlifts’ full range of curved and straight stairlift installation options near you, call our friendly team on 0800 644 7766 . You can also request a brochure or arrange a no-obligation quote.