When it comes to organising for yourself or for someone that you care for, staying at home is one of the most popular choices for people. Of course, there are a variety of great benefits to staying at home, however, there are some important things to think about too.
One of the main considerations is how you can make your home work better for you or for the person who requires care.
The toilet is one of the rooms that is still going to be frequently used and that can be tricky to use if you have extra care requirements.
The good news is that you can do things to make it a whole lot easier. With this in mind, we have put together some of the best toilet adaptions that you can put in place to make life that little bit easier.
Is there a chance that you are going to be spending time on the toilet, perhaps if you find it hard to go? Do you find that you struggle with pain in your legs and groin? If this is true for you, then you may want to consider installing a soft toilet seat. These are not expensive and can make a real difference to how you feel when you must go to the toilet.
If you are still able to wipe yourself when you have been to the toilet then you are going to need to think about making sure that the toilet roll is easy to reach. So always think about this when planning the bathroom space that you have.
Not everyone is able to wipe themselves when they have been to the toilet. If this is true for you, yet you still want to be able to be independent when it comes to cleaning yourself after the toilet, then you may need to invest in some modern technology. There are toilets out there that combine a normal toilet with a bidet and a dryer installed too.
If getting on and off the toilet is the part that you find tricky, then it is going to be a good idea to install some supports into your bathroom. These can be as simple as a handrail by the toilet which you can use to pull yourself up. It is important to remember that these need to be sturdy as otherwise you could end up hurting yourself.
Finally, if you really do find it difficult to get up and down onto the toilet, there are some that have a lifting seat, this will ensure that you are supported as you stand or sit down and will minimise any risk of injury as well as any pain that you feel.
As you can see, when it comes to a toilet, there are several things that you can do to make sure that you feel comfortable staying in your home. The option that you choose will really depend on your own level of mobility and of course your own needs
If you are unsure as to what you may need, why don’t you speak to us here at Home Aid? As experts in home care, we can help to point you in the right direction.