Safety is more than just a word, it's a way of life for this Nana. (My precious grand boys call me, Nana) I am in pretty good shape, but a fall with a hit on the head could be catastrophic . Because of this my daily rituals have changed, somewhat. There are things that Nana just won't do anymore. Nana don't play!
I love candles: the look, the glow, the smell. If your house is bathed in the warm glow of candlelight even the biggest messes will be overlooked. However, I don't think it's smart for me to be working with an open flame. Nana doesn't want 3rd degree burns, so now Nana uses flameless candles. They're a great substitute for the real thing, but I do miss the smell.
One of my favorite things to do is cook. I could spend hours preparing great meals for my family. My cooking routine has changed somewhat since it's harder to carry hot pans safely. Especially pans of boiling water. Ouch! So whether I'm making pasta or boiling a lobster, now I wait till someone in my family can carry the pan. Nana doesn't want to be painfully red as a lobster!
When it comes to vertical height let's just say that I got left out. I'm very short so many times things are out of my reach. In the past I would just whip out my trusty old step stool, but now............NOT! I could see myself getting dizzy and falling off. It truly is the recipe for disaster! We tried to arrange our home where the things I use are in easy reach, and if that doesn't work I just yell, Someone Help Me!
So this Nana plays it safe! With a disability you can still achieve your goals, you just have to approach them in a different way.
What changes did you make?