Originally Posted by lilabut
Hi - my 83 year old dad had partial hip replacement last week. Was in the hospital for 4 days, and now in rehab. They told him he will probably go home Feb. 11. I've been reading the posts, and finding them very helpful. Of course, I am worried for him when he gets home. I will purchase a raised toilet seat, and a grabber thing. What else should I have ready for him? My mom will be home for him, but I am worried about his recovery. They live on the 2nd floor, so he will have about 12 steps to deal with. Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me.
-To make him very independent, purchase:
-sock donner gadget
-long handled shoe horn
-solid arm chair - lounge chairs not good. Kitchen high stools are great too can just back into them.
Move clothes etc. into waist high or higher drawers so he doesn't have to bend over to get things.
I hope the raised toilet seat has arms. All chairs should have arms to facilitate sitting down and getting up.
I am glad you already have the grabber. These are useful to everyone not just joint replacement people.