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Hacks to enhance your apartment living when your mobility is challenged

posted on April 17, 2020

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Being mobility-challenged can be really difficult. It can make even simple daily tasks and habits feel impossible. To help make life a little easier for you or someone you care for, here are some of our best tips for services and tools that can be used in an apartment if you have mobility issues that make daily obstacles easier to maneuver. 

Walkers and canes

This one is a bit obvious, but a walker can provide great stability if you are able to walk but need some assistance. Many walkers today are lightweight and fold up so they can be transported and stored with ease. If you don't need that much support, a cane is a great accessory!

Grocery delivery

When walking is a struggle, grocery shopping can be a nightmare. Luckily, many major grocery stores offer grocery delivery these days. For example, stores like Loblaws, Zehrs and Walmart offer home delivery for their grocery items. You can also order organic food from specialty grocery delivery services like On The Move Organics in Ottawa.

Food delivery

If you're mostly confined to your apartment, you need to bring the outside world to you. A great way to do that is by ordering in your favourite food when the mood strikes you. Thanks to apps like Uber Eats and Skip The Dishes, ordering in has never been easier! 

Online shopping

Whether you need new clothes or electronics (or anything in between), you can probably order it online via an online marketplace like Amazon. They'll ship to your door so nothing is out of reach.

We hope these tips help you live your best apartment life despite any mobility challenges you or your loved one may face. 

If you or someone you love is mobility-challenged and you or they reside in a Panoramic Properties building, be sure to connect with our management team. They will be happy to discuss measures that can be taken to ensure your safety at home.