July 6, 2012
On Exit Strategy, I wrote about having a chair by the door you normally use to exit your home.
I’ve found it to be equally important to have one outside your door, as well. If you’re carrying bags or packages, you can set them down and not have to juggle them and your key.
Stay safe. Make your entrance grand!
October 18, 2011
How easily can you get out of a beanbag chair? That’s what I thought.
For a person with joint problems, all low furniture resembles beanbag chairs – low, soft seating that seems to imprison you.
Prior to my first hip replacement, my husband and his friend built a “perch” to which they secured my recliner. I spent many nights in that chair, as it was the only place I managed to get some semblance of rest.
Now, chair lifters are readily available in many stores. Bear in mind, that these only work if you have legs on your chair. The base on that recliner would not have worked with them.
I’m happy to say that with my new hips and my new recliner, I no longer need my “perch”.
Do you care to tell us about your favourite “perch”?
September 20, 2011
Hopscotch is a great activity when you are fleet-of-foot. It’s not so great when you are afflicted arthritically. The shoe hop is painful and can lead to further pain or injury.
Stay safe while putting on your shoes.
Tip: Place a chair by the door you use to exit and enter your home.
That chair will be appreciated by all who come to visit, whether they are young or old, “abled”, “diffabled” or disabled.