Where can I get disability hand rails?

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Hey,

I am currently having a really bad flare up that doesn't want to end. I am struggling to do anything at all and I wondered if anyone could help advise me on where I might find hand rails or who I could speak with to try and get some at my home. I am struggling to get in and out of the shower/bath and I struggle most when I am sitting down and standing up then when I walk around. Sometimes I struggle to brush my teeth and do my hair and I'm finding it really difficult at the moment through my flare up. I'm only 22 years old and I really don't want to have to stop my life and stop doing things I should be able to do at my age. I have come to terms with that fact that I don't lead a normal 22 year olds lifestyle but I don't want to have to stop work and get a carer but sometimes it feels like I need one. So instead I want to try with other options like hand rails.

If anyone could shed light on where I need to go for these or if this is a good idea? If you have them yourself maybe?

Thanks!

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    Hi Laura, I got the number for occupational health from my Dr. and they directed me to the right people to help me with a shower seat that fits across the bath and then a bit later an inflatable cushion also for the bath. There is no charge for this service and the 2 ladies who came to assess what I needed were very helpful. Don't hesitate to ask if you need help, good luck.
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    Hi, I was able to get help with this occupational health resource from my RA doctor! U do hope you are able to get a prednisone pack for flare in your hands. It doesn't go away without this for me.
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    Hi

    i had a three month flare up the first and i battled on could not dress or get in a bath on my own. As it was my first big flare up i just thought that was it. I finally got an appointment with the RA specialist and one day on prednisole all symptoms went, please dont put up with the way your feeling its very depressing and theres help out there. Good luck xx

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    Thank you. I am waiting to hear from my RA doctor so I will ask to be pointed in the right direction and see what I can get.
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    Hi Laura

    Glad you're seeing the Dr soon, I forgot to say I got hand splints from the RA nurse and find them very helpful. I never drive without them and wear them to shop and do anything which puts a strain on my hands and wrists, I removed the metal pieces running through the middle as it made them too inflexible but I also find they are warm due to material they'remade from and this is comforting when I have a flare   up and as they are washable I just pop them in with everything else if they get a bit sweaty - again no charge.

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