From Lyme Disease to Fibromyalgia, there many medical conditions that can restrict your movement and limit your strength without making any visible impression on the body. As a result, Mobility Disability, or Impairment often goes undiagnosed and unrecognized, which means that many people with legitimate medical claims don’t get the help and support they deserve.
While it’s our job to make sure your claim is accepted, there are plenty of things you can do to take control before we come into the picture. We know that Mobility Impairment can make everyday obstacles feel insurmountable. Here are some tips that can help make everyday tasks more manageable and help get your world back to normal.
Get your groceries the easy way
Many people take it for granted, but the weekly trip to the grocery store is one of the heaviest errands in the average person’s workweek. Whether you’re picking up a carton of milk or a large bag of potatoes, those pounds add up. For those with Mobility Impairment, an essential task like dinner prep can feel like a Herculean challenge.
Fortunately, it’s also one of the easiest errands to outsource. In addition to subscription services that will deliver boxes of fresh produce, fresh meat, or healthy snacks on a regular schedule, an increasing number of grocery stores - including major chains like Loblaws - now offer onlineshopping and deliveryservices. Check with your local grocer to find out what kinds of options they provide. Chances are, they’ll be happy to bring your shopping list to you!
Make sure your house feels like a home
When dealing with Mobility Impairment, basic household chores often fall by the wayside. That can take a toll on how you feel. Those piles of laundry and stacks of dirty dishes are a constant reminder of the disruption on your life.
That’s why it’s so important to find a good cleaningservice (or at least some friends and family members that might be willing to pitch in). Eliminating the clutter will allow you to take control of your living space, so don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Mobility Impairment makes it more difficult to get around, and that can have an adverse effect on other areas of your life, including work, errands, and your social calendar.
Most public transit systems offer accessible stations and vehicles that cover a wide metropolitan area. Learning to navigate the routes closest to your home can make your neighbourhood feel much more compact.
If public transit is not an option, it’s worth seeking out one of the manycabcompanies that provide door-to-door service to those with disabilities. These companies offer affordable flat-rate and by-the-hour pricing depending on your destination(s), getting you where you need to be.
Don’t be afraid to talk
Mobility impairment can be a huge drain on your mental health. While the above steps can restore a sense of normalcy, depression can still set in when you feel like your health is impacting other areas of your life. Make sure you take care of your mental health. Speaking to a therapist or a support group is a great way to alleviate the mental strain that often accompanies a physical disability.
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A note from our long term disability lawyers
Taking a medical leave from work is not an easy decision to make. Concerns about providing for yourself and your family and keeping your job may cause you to want to push through your pain, but this won’t make your problems go away. Stopping work is often the smartest decision for your long term health and well-being, and your disability benefits are there to provide you with financial support until you can return to work.
If you have made the tough decision to stop working and apply for your short term disability or long term disability benefits, you may feel overwhelmed by the process and have questions that your employer and your insurance company are not able or willing to answer. Share is There to see you through and answer your questions.
Our Disability law firm knows what you have been going through
We understand that things have not been easy for you over the last little while. Your health has been suffering, you are unable to work, and now your insurance company, who was supposed to be there in your time of need, has decided they will not pay your disability benefits or respect your disability claim. These benefits exist to provide you with the financial support you need so that you can focus on your health and rebuilding your life. It is unfortunate that your insurance company has not lived up to its promise. If your disability claim has been denied, we will fight to get you the benefits you are entitled to. Our disability lawyers have helped thousands of Canadians get their long term disability benefits over the past 35 years, and we can help you too.
Our experienced disability lawyers can fight back on your behalf
Share Lawyers believes that every client who is dealing with a disability claim deserves superior personal service. To achieve that goal, we have developed our team of experienced, compassionate, and caring long term disability lawyers, law clerks, and administrative staff to meet all of your needs. Our team of experienced long term disability, life insurance, employment, and critical illness insurance lawyers have made successful claims against many insurance companies, third-party administrators and employers.
If you are unable to work, your disability benefits should be there to provide you with the financial support you need. While your insurance company may be focused on finding ways to avoid paying your claim, our focus is on what is in your best interest. When Share Lawyers gets involved, you have an entire team of lawyers that are there to support you and to fight for what is yours.
Our disability claim lawyers fight for your disability insurance claim by relying on our many years of experience to apply the best strategic planning and approach in each case, using the latest technology available. Experience matters, and with Share Lawyers, you are in the best hands with 35 years of success on your side.
In this video, we explain the role of a long term disability lawyer and how we can support you when you have been denied your long term disability benefits.