Living with arthritis can make getting around your home a challenge at times. Whether you are getting up from a chair, in and out of your bath, or pottering around your home, accomplishing even the simplest of everyday tasks can become draining. In this post we’re exploring 5 ways to make your day easier when living with arthritis:
Eating foods that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids can help fight inflammation of your joints so they feel less painful during the day. Good examples of foods to help include fatty fish, eggs and milk.
2. Upgrade your most commonly used house furniture
If you find that you’re struggling to get out of your chair because of your arthritis, a riser recliner chair could help. At the simple touch of a button, a riser recliner lifts you in and out of your chair taking the strain from your back and knees.
If your trouble getting to sleep because of arthritic pain, an adjustable bed could keep you softly supported all night long for a comfortable nights sleep. This enables you to wake up feeling refreshed and more able to make the most of your day, without constantly feeling tired.
A bath lift is a clever way to make accessing your bath easier and safer if you suffer from arthritis. Simply sit on the seat and be lowered into your bath safely and easily, all at the touch of a button.
With the AquaLift bath lift you can get the help you need without expensive changes to your bathroom! The AquaLift lowers and lifts you gently and quietly into your bath for peace of mind you can get in and out safely without getting stuck.
3. Spread out your chores
Make your day easier by spreading out your chores over the course of week, rather than trying to do them all in one day. No over exertion necessary.
4. Have a sort out
Keep the items you use most often within easy reach so you don’t have to stretch and put strain on any of your joints.
5. Update your wardrobe
If you suffer from arthritis in your hands buttons can be very difficult to do up. Opt for zipped clothes instead. Or perhaps you have painful knees, which makes tying shoelaces difficult? Opt for slip on shoes instead so you don’t have to bend down.
Applying these simple changes to your home and routine can make living with arthritis easier, giving you more energy and time to enjoy other things that you enjoy.
If you would like to find out how the AquaLift could make life easier, a short phone call will bring a demonstration unit to your home, by appointment, and one of our trained advisors will carry out a full assessment of your bathroom and make sure the AquaLift is right for you.