Tips on changes you can make, and tools you can use, to help you navigate around your home when you have multiple sclerosis.
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Adapting Your Home to Make Life Easier When You Have MS Hi, my name is Michael Gerber and I'm an advocate for living well with multiple sclerosis. Today, I’d like to talk about modifying your home to make it easier to live with multiple sclerosis. There's a lot of equipment available to those of us living with multiple sclerosis to make getting around your home easier. There's cane, grab bars which are very inexpensive and very good to have around. There are wheelchairs, ramps, walkers. There are all kinds of tools that are available to us. Talk with your occupational therapist or physical therapist about what may work well for you. Another simple change is to think about getting a chair for your shower. Avoid falls at all cost, avoid falls. A shower chair is an easy way to make sure you're not falling in the shower. For many of use living with MS, getting dress can be a challenge. Get a chair with arms. Wear loose fitting clothes that are easy to put on and there are some simple changes that you can make that would make getting dress easier to do. Hair conditioning, MS can be aggravated when you're overheated. If you can do it, whether it’s a window air conditioner or central air conditioning, put it in. Make your home more comfortable. Make it easier for you to live inside your own home because the temperature is cool enough for you to maintain all your abilities. And that’s how I see it as an advocate for MS. Talk to your locals support group or Google modifying your home for living well with multiple sclerosis. Thank you and make it a great day.