Is there anyone out there that actually enjoys doing chores? Maybe there is but I am not one of them! I live alone, so there are a lot of chores I have to do to maintain a place. So, I do the best I can, yet having iLevel® technology on my Edge 3 power wheelchair definitely gives me an advantage.
Because there is a lot to do just for one person, I make it a little easier on myself by having a maid come in every two weeks. The maid takes care of the stuff that I don’t like doing, specifically dusting and deep cleaning. Until the maid comes, I have to maintain the place the best way I can.
Some of the chores I do include making my bed, doing the dishes, doing my laundry, taking out the trash, you know, the usual stuff. Completing all these chores while using my power chair are made easier with iLevel. For example, when doing the dishes, I raise my power wheelchair up so I can reach into the sink. Having elevation up to 12 inches lets me find the perfect height for any task.
While I enjoy cooking, I look at eating as a burden, so cooking for me is a chore too. I enjoy cooking a lot more when I’m cooking for family or friends, not just myself. Before I had iLevel on my power chair, cooking was a lot more challenging. I had trouble transferring food from one surface to another. I’d often burn myself. Cooking at iLevel makes reaching the stove much easier.
I am sure other power wheelchair users can relate to the struggle of keeping your floor clean. I’ll clean my floors one day and the next day it rains, so if I go outside, my tires become wet and full of dirt, which means I’m tracking mud all over my nice clean floor. It’s frustrating, but it’s all part of adulting. Thanks to iLevel, maintaining a home is not as difficult as it could be.
About Bryan Anderson: Bryan grew up and resides in Illinois. Injured by an IED in October 2005, Bryan is one of the few triple amputees to survive his injuries in Iraq. He is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and a spokesperson for USA Cares, which is focused on assisting post 9-11 veterans. Click here to learn more about Bryan.