Home adaptations are changes that you can make throughout your home. These changes can make it much safer and also easier to move around and complete day-to-day tasks independently. Home adaptations can vary from small adjustments in various rooms to big whole-house refurbishments depending on the needs of the people living in the property.
Thankfully, these days there are many different ways to make a home easier to live in depending on your personal needs and requirements. If you’re looking for some home inspiration for your property or the home of a loved one, keep reading today, ISB Mobility have put together a list that may be able to help.
FITTING A STAIRLIFT
For many people that require mobility support, getting up and down the stairs can be one of the most difficult parts of moving around their home. A stairlift can make a huge difference in this regard. They can provide you with an easy and safe way to move between floors in your property. There are so many different options available on the market these days that no matter what the layout of your stairs is, there will be a stairlift solution for you.
INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR RAMP
Similarly to the stairs inside your property, any steps that you have on the exterior of your home can be difficult to navigate alone. These exterior steps are often enough to put people off going out on their own and this can then start to cause many additional problems. A simple way to overcome this is by installing an outdoor ramp with a handrail. These ramps make going out much easier and can make a big difference to someone’s life.
If you use a wheelchair sometimes or you have other mobility aids to help you get around then, you may find that it is difficult to get through doorways in your home. Doors in domestic properties do tend to be quite narrow and simply widening them can make a huge difference. There is no denying that not having to squeeze through doorways or use multiple mobility aids to ensure you fit through can make life much easier.
LOWERING KITCHEN WORKTOPS
The standard height of kitchen worktops can cause problems for anyone that requires mobility support. They tend to be quite high which makes preparing food, washing up or any other kitchen activities incredibly difficult. Many people are unaware that you can actually lower your kitchen worktops. This will prevent you from needing to use small kitchen steps or struggling every time you do something on the worktop.
ADDING A WALK-IN SHOWER
The bathroom can be a dangerous place for someone that struggles with mobility, lots of accidents happen in this room and it can be very daunting. Swapping your normal shower or your bath for a large walk-in shower can make a huge difference. You will have lots of space to move around with any mobility aids you require, you can also install a shower seat and additional handrails to help you navigate the space safely.
USING MULTIPLE GRAB RAILS
These are probably one of the easiest home adaptations you can make yet, they are also seen as one of the most effective. You can use grab rails/handrails anywhere in the home and they can be incredibly helpful. They are designed to support the full weight of the user, so you can rely on them to help you safely navigate your home. These days, they come in so many different designs too, so they can fit in well with your interior decor.
TRYING RISE AND RECLINE CHAIRS
Getting up and down from sofas, chairs and even beds can be quite difficult for anyone that has mobility issues. Struggling to get out a chair can not only be infuriating but, it may also cause injuries. Investing in a rise and recline chair can be really beneficial. The chair will support you whilst sitting but also aid you in getting up and down, they are also really stylish so, you won’t know the difference when looking at them.
HOW ISB MOBILITY CAN HELP
The home adaptations mentioned above can all help in numerous ways and you may find that some will be better for your needs than others. Thankfully, with so many different options available to you, you really can tailor your mobility support to meet all of your specific needs and requirements.
If you’re searching for a company that can help you with any home adaptations you’re considering, visit the ISB Mobility website. Whether you’re looking to buy a ramp for the front of your property or you’d like to make some changes to your bathroom, we are the best company for the job. So, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today.