What can I do about Hard to reach areas other than a ladder?

My husband is disabled, so that leaves me to hold down home @ yard so is there any possible way to reach tall stuff without using a ladder? Please not to heavy either.Thank You
  8 answers
  • Kathy Kathy on May 22, 2017
    What are you trying to reac?

  • When I had my first back surgery, my girlfriend found this for me.

  • FL FL on May 22, 2017
    I think a secure step stool with rails might be a good investment. Also a "grabber" that you use to reach items out of reach. If you have kids or grandkids or neighborhood kids, you can pay them to help you manage chores you can't do yourself. Good luck!

    • Bonnie Bonnie on May 23, 2017
      I have never seen them but will check into it Thank You so much

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 22, 2017
    To do exactly what?

  • Sharon Sharon on May 23, 2017
    If you are talking in yard, get a pole trimmer they have a branch cutter and a small saw for pruning. You can get telescoping lopper/pruners also. I use an old shower bench for doing stuff close to the ground.
    Get someone to help you remove everything up high and put it down lower in the house. You might want to purge and donate things you no longer use to free up space
    Might ask for a church volunteer to help reorganize a disabled home. Some have groups that also help seniors/disabled with yard work.
    Senior & Disabled Services and Dept. of Aging do free home safety inspections to assess homes for potential fall, trip or other accidents, and make recommendation to improve your home for the disabled/aged. Also your local hospital home health ca n send an occupational therapist out after you come home from hospital to find solutions.

    • Bonnie Bonnie on May 23, 2017
      Thank You for all information this is very healthful, I will check into it!!!! I will use the checklists as well Thank You again

  • Carla Childers Friday Carla Childers Friday on May 23, 2017
    Sharon, that was such a sweet, helpful post. So nice to see. I am a caregiver to my 92 year old mom and it is a very high learning curve.

    • Sharon Sharon on May 23, 2017
      Thanks Carla, I also took care of my mom til she passed, and then became a professional caregiver for 10 years. I just retired, but I do several seniors in town for free even though I'm 70.

  • Bonnie Bonnie on May 23, 2017
    Want to Thank Everyone for all the Great Information, have a Bless Day.

  • FL FL on May 23, 2017