Loss of Mobility
We rely on manual strength and dexterity for many everyday activities. While your loved one may experience some new challenges associated with the loss of mobility in their upper limbs, there are many simple changes you can help them make to overcome these obstacles, improve their quality of life, and maximize their independence.
Cooking can be difficult for older adults with limited mobility and dexterity. Make sure your loved can access their kitchen by considering the following:
Fit and fashionable
Everyday tasks, such as dressing and bathing, can become difficult or downright painful when your loved one loses strength and dexterity. Some simple modifications and tools can help your loved one regain their independence and maintain their dignity.
Replace buttons and zippers with velcro and elastic so your loved one doesn’t have to fiddle around with complicated clothing
Hearing loss can have a negative impact on your loved one’s ability to live safely and independently in their own home. Ensure your loved one has the tools they need to maintain their dignity and independence as they experience these life changes.
Don’t forget to care for your loved one’s emotional and mental needs as you are addressing their physical needs. Coping with mobility loss can be difficult.
Hearing loss is difficult to cope with, but Beverly’s Daughter is here to help. Have your loved one’s audiologist or primary care doctor craft a list of potential modifications your loved one may need and send it over to our team for a customized action plan within 48 hours of receipt. Your loved one is our priority – let us help you in supporting them.
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