Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy is dedicated to making sure your loved one can age in-home safely. Because of that, we encounter family caregivers on a regular basis. Since November is National Family Caregiver Month, we’re going to share with you three ways to make your day-to-day life easier:
No more stepping in and out of the shower:
Having to help your loved one in and out of the bath every day can put a strain on your muscles and your time. Williams Bros. Safe Home Solutions offers curbless, barrier-free showers that can make daily bathing routines that much easier. We even offer shower chairs in case your loved one is unable to stand on their own.
Don’t break your back getting them in and out of bed:
If you have to transfer mom and dad from their bed to their wheelchair, you’ve probably had a few near-misses where you nearly dropped them. In fact, that may have already happened. Luckily, we have an answer for you! Our Safe Home Solutions experts can install a ceiling track lift. This device allows you to place your parent in a sling, and then an attached motor will lift them from their bed to the wheelchair. In some instances, we can even have the track connecting the bedroom and the bathroom, making it unnecessary to move them to the wheelchair at all.
Look for the little things:
Sometimes, being able to take care of smaller tasks on their own can boost your loved one’s morale—as well as yours. Our Aids to Daily Living include products such as reachers, dressing aids and lift chairs, all of which can help your loved one be a little more independent.
If there are caregiver issues you’re facing that weren’t mentioned above, stop by one of our showrooms to see the other solutions we offer. We can even send someone to your residence to perform a FREE home safety assessment.