A little thought and careful organisation are all it takes to set up your home and daily routine in a way that can accommodate your needs and allows you to manage your household more easily.
While our nurses strive to provide the optimal nursing care, a certain amount of self-care on your part goes a long way in making sure that your daily needs are independently fulfilled. Here are a few tips for care management at home:
To ensure that your home is safe and secure, make your home as clutter-free as possible. Store or discard any hazards such as loose rugs and exposed electrical wires. If you are wheelchair-bound, make sure there is enough space for you to maneuver easily. Install handicap-accessible devices where necessary in areas such as bathroom and bedrooms.
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If you are living alone, it might be easy to forget daily hygiene practices such as brushing teeth, bathing or even laundry needs. Be sure to set up a routine to ensure that these activities are not neglected.
Skipping meals is another common problem for those who live alone. Whether you feel like it or not, you should stick to your meals at regular hours. Meals are important in maintaining your health and in keeping your spirits up. If you are unable to cook, you can arrange for meal delivery services.
Maintaining your mental health is equally important. Start a hobby, join a club, or sign up for HNF's activities. Participating in activities prevents you from becoming depressed and allows you to have regular contact with other people. It also gives you ample opportunity to meet new friends.