MARY’S HELPFUL GADGETS
Listed are items that help me maintain my lifestyle. The must have items are indicated with ***.
Portable house phone with jack for headphone attachment
Headphones (to plug into portable phone)
Hydration bladder (2Lt) used by hikers/bikers available from camping shops ***
Stable table with a cup holder pk. 2
Aquium hand washing gel ***
Finger grip for turning pages – available at newsagent ***
Shower organizer, which has pockets to hang shampoo etc.
Insulated covered mug with large handle, therefore less spillage ***
Massage brush for shampooing hair
Squishy foot & neck massagers
Facial wipes, Anti-bacterial wipes as well as Mr Sheen wipes & disposable gloves ***
Large pill containers to organise 1 week of tablets – one each for day and night
Sheepskin ugg boots with Velcro openings
Caddy for all controls such as TV, DVD, and Air Cond etc.
Black bum bag that clips around waist ***
Osboforme chair back support
Sheepskin for chair seat & foot plate covers
Pump tooth paste
Electric or rechargeable battery operated toothbrush ***
Pump pack shower gel & shampoo 1.5lt ***
Purse with lots of easy access compartments for cards such as Medicare etc..
Bedside table on wheels ***
Freestanding triangle bed pole ***
Air ripple mattress overlay ***
Electric wheelchair [PAPD]
Electric hospital bed (PAPD) Check if ordered all together there may be only one payment of $100.00
Small ELF hoist (PAPD]
Gel seat for wheelchair (PAPD)
Sugar cube – less spillage
Large urn – easy to pour out water
Mobile phone to use for reminders when unable to write. ***
Spray bottle of Betadine – no need to touch wounds ***
“No Touch” Thermometer
Card shop in a box – saves having to go & buy cards all the time
Flushable wipes -for toileting ***
And a couple of tips for healthier living:
Exercise arms/legs with program given by physio’s – selected 10 to do EVERYDAY!
With the help of my Carer I do legs /arms with small hand weights. VERY PASSIVE EXERCISES
D-Gas peppermint tab at night to help with wind & bloating.
And most importantly – 3 litres of water EVERYDAY