Sep 10

How To Maintain Independence At Home


Living as independently as possible for as long as possible can help increase our sense of self-worth and purpose in life as we get older… and accessible home adaptations can ensure that we’re able to continue living in our homes, responsible for ourselves and our own care.

Little changes here and there, carried out in line with our evolving requirements over the years, can make a huge difference and make life a lot easier.

If you are getting older or perhaps you have a care requirement, but want to ensure you’re able to remain independent at home, there are specialist products and equipment available to help you do just that.

Minor adaptations can be carried out, such as bath lifts, additional stair rails, small steps leading up to doors, grab rails by the front door and lever taps in the kitchen.

Other major adaptations may be required in the future, such as wheelchair ramps, wider doorways, stairlifts and level access wet rooms and/or showers. It may also be necessary to adapt the kitchen, such as by lowering cabinets and worktops to accommodate wheelchair use.

Similarly, you may find it useful to invest in various living aids, gadgets that have been specially designed to help you carry out your daily tasks more easily. This could include the likes of walking frames, non-slip bottle openers, plate clip-ons, leg lifters and long-handled shoe horns, or sitting aids to help you rise from the toilet or help you get up from your seat.

If you’re unsure where to begin, it can be helpful to write a list of all the features and products you think might help you, so you can decide where to focus first. If you’d like any further help or advice, get in touch with us today.

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