After an Accident, Use These Aids to Maintain Your Home Business
If you have ever been in a serious accident, you know how disruptive it can be to your life. The challenges are compounded if you are running a home business or even just working from home for another company. Tasks that never gave you a moment of pause now feel like unclimbable mountains. Longterm disabilities are for other people to deal with, not you. It feels unfair. And it is. But no one said life was fair.
Major accidents are not the only way to find yourself disabled in some way. You might also have a sudden health crisis such as a stroke or heart attack. You could catch a virus with longterm aftereffects. You can have a genetic disease that finally catches up with you. The list of bad things that can happen is long and depressing. Some of them are things you can’t see coming and have no provision for when they arrive.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that you might not have to completely reinvent your business. Such things happen to a lot of people and they have found effective ways to deal with them. Losing much of your vision, hearing, and motor skills are more hills than mountains. If you are the kind of person who established a home business, you are also the kind of person who can find solutions to sudden health issues. Here are a few aids you might find helpful:
After an accident, injury, or medical emergency, you will need a doctor. They will get you through the first part of the journey. After that, all you need is a bit of nursing to get you to the point of total independence. You don’t have to stop your home business to get that nursing. Instead, you can check out the many home health nursing agencies available in your area.
You might need someone to come to your home three times a week for wound care. That doesn’t have to stop you from conducting your business. Even if you need someone to come to your home more often, the key is that they are coming to you and not the other way around. Because your home is your office, you have the option to keep working while going through this period of treatment. Best of all, home nursing might also be covered by your health insurance. If you are on a Medicare plan check your benefits. You might not even have a copay. Home nursing could be the difference between closing your business and keeping it going.
You don’t have to be a veteran to benefit from rehabilitation services for the blind and physically handicapped. Some people are born blind while others loose their sight over a long period of time. If you have lost enough sight to be considered legally blind, you qualify for some form of state rehabilitation service.
Through these services, you will be evaluated to determine your degree of disability and your needs based on your goals. To operate a computer and continue your home business, you might need special training, accessibility software, and hardware tools to keep you going. All of this can be expensive if you had to pay for it yourself. These agencies set you up with everything you need depending on their budget at any given time. They will even pay for your education if you have to change careers. Rehab services have been around and helping people just like you for a very long time. If your home business is in jeopardy because of a disability, call your local rehab agency today.
If you use a Mac or other Apple products, you already have an extensive suite of accessibility tools for people with limited vision, hearing, mobility, and other disabilities. You don’t have to spend an extra penny to continue using the tools that are vital to your business. The Windows and Android world also offer some builtin accessibility options, though not as extensive. But you will find many third-party options for those ecosystems that will get you where you need to be. You might well be able to maintain your home business with the technology you already have.
Sudden disability is not the end of your business journey. Take control by using home nursing, rehab services, and the accessibility features in the technology you already have.