ADAPTING YOUR HOUSE
There are a number of ways you can adapt your home to make it easier to live with RA and help those flare ups: These range from expensive remodelling through to simple steps such a taping down rugs.
Look for trip hazards such as throw rugs, you can either remove them or tape them down.
Look for products that can be controlled by remote. For example blinds and curtains often come with a remote opening system.
You can buy large handled grips for tableware will help make life easier.
Get chairs with arms to make getting up easier
Extra cushions on low chairs
Replace door knobs with handles ensure that the handles on drawers are large enough to insert several fingers.
Similarly long handles for taps will be easier to hold and grasp than round handles and are simple to replace.
Grab bars and non-slip tape near the shower and toilet.
A reconditioned stairlift for those days when the stairs are just a bit too much will not only allow you to stay in the same house, but will also be more affordable than a new stairlift, without sacrificing quality.
The costs need not be prohibitive either. The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs offers grants to allow people with disabilities to afford technology to allow them to do tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible.