There are many adjustments you can make to your home that will make your life easier. Some of these things may be able to be provided by from your local council if you need help with payments, to find out more contact your local council.
- Hand rails or a ramp for your front door.
- For better visibility outside – think about installing lights.
Moving Around Your Home
- To help with the stairs: A stair lift/ Wheelchair Lift Grab Rails or a Second Bannister, Newel Rails.
- Reposition or widen doors in your home for wheelchair access in all rooms.
To Help With Bathing
- Invest in a bath lift or a shower seat
- Add a removable bath board to help you in and out of the bath
- Install Flood detectors
- Install a level access shower
- A Kettle tipper
- A wheelchair accessible sink
- Cupboards with pull out shelves to get to things easier.
- A clamp can be fitted to your counter to secure cans and bottles whilst you open them
To Help You Get Up And Down
- A rise and recline chair
- A Mobility bed with railings
To Better your Vision and Help with Hearing
- Talking clocks/ watches or clocks/watches with a clear and bold display.
- You can buy portable scanners that read labels or barcodes on items out loud.
- A pager which vibrates when the doorbell or phone rings.
- You can get indicators that flash lights when the smoke alarm sounds.
All this information was adapted from the Age UK website, for more advice on the above topic – visit their page.