As we get older we may find it more difficult to remain living independently in our homes, here are a few tips for home adaptations for elderly people.
Extra banister rails can help provide stability if you a finding it difficult to get up stairs. If your home is suitable a stair lift or even a through the floor wheel chair lift may be an option.
Getting in and out of your home
If you have steps to your front door a hand rail or ramp can help. For better lighting in the darker months think about adding an outside light that comes on as you approach the door. Outside lights can be positioned in such a way that they aren’t easily triggered unless someone comes to the front door, meaning your light wont be annoying neighbours through the night.
Bathing and washing
From simple long handled sponges, to foot cleaning bath mats, wet rooms to walk in baths the options in the bathroom are endless. Hands free toilets can also help, providing automated washing and drying functions that operate whilst you’re seated.
If you’re worried about overfilling the bath or wash basin, a safety plug ensures the water stops at a certain level every time.
Answering the door
If you find it tough to get to the front door why not consider a more automated solution Intercoms and video phones can provide a perfect solution, ensuring you can speak to the person at the front door, if it’s video intercom you see who it is too. When you’re happy to let them in a simple push of a button can unlock the door for them to come in.
Endless home adaptations for elderly people
At Mint North West Wigan we understand that there are endless adaptations for elderly people, our team of experts work with you and your carers to tailor make a solution that suits you and your needs.
We’re passionate about helping everyone live independently and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible.
For more information about the range of help we can provide contact us today