Suffering a serious injury can be a devastating event in anyone’s life. The way you life and conduct the most basic tasks changes either temporarily or even permanently. Here are some changes you should consider making to your home if this happens to you.
After you’ve suffered an accident, you need time to recover and relax. That can only be done if your house is a comfortable and relaxing environment. If the accident has made it hard for you to get around as much as you used to, you might be sitting down a lot of the time, so you want to be sitting in comfort!
You should get some sturdy, supportive and comfortable chairs for the living room. And have a new mattress ordered so your body will be well supported when you’re in bed.
Install a Stair Lift
Stair lifts are really useful things to have installed if your accident is going to affect your mobility in the medium to long-term. It can be nearly impossible to safely navigate a steep case of stairs if you find it hard to walk without pain. They’re not that costly to buy and install either.
If you are going to buy a stair lift, make sure you buy a good quality one and have an experienced professional oversee the installation for you. You don’t want to risk having a poor job done, so do your research before you go ahead with the purchase.
Depending on the severity of your accident, you might need a little extra help getting around your house. You don’t have to have them permanently installed, but it can help to have them there while you’re getting over the worst of the accident.
The last thing you need is to suffer a fall and make your injuries even worse. So, don’t let your pride get the better of you and view the situation objectively. If you think that a few rails would make your life easier, install them!
Open Up the Space as Much as Possible
A cluttered and crowded home will only make the likelihood of you suffering a further accident in the home all the more likely. When you’re recovering from an accident, you need as much room to get about the house as possible.
Ask some friends or families members to clear out the clutter in your house for you. And have any unnecessary furniture moved out of the house if it’s making it hard to navigate the space properly.
Get Strong Lighting
Did you know that one of the main reasons for falls and accidents in the home is down to poor lighting arrangements? If your rooms are a little dull and dim, think of new ways to brighten up the space.
You could get rid of your heavy, thick curtains and replace them with lighter ones to let more natural light in. And doing simple things like adding more lamps to a room can make the place much lighter.
You’ll be surprised at the difference a few simple changes to your home can make when you’re recovering from an accident.