Adapting your Home to Help with Mobility Difficulties

When you are getting older, something that you might have to contend with are mobility issues. Having difficulty with doing things that you previously used to be able to do is a common part of ageing, and it is something that you need to consider when making plans for your home as you will need to make sure that you are able to manage it.

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Of course, some people opt to move when they are older to a property that is suited to them, however others choose to make changes and adapt the property that they are already living in. If you have chosen this option, then here are some of the things to consider.

The Bathroom – This is a room where many older people make changes to make life easier. Creating a wet room is a popular thing to do if you want to make it easy to have a shower. Using marble tiles like this makes it timeless and elegant you can put your own stamp on it.

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If you have stairs, a stairlift is something that can really make a difference and ensure that you can get around the place in safety. Installing ramps around smaller steps such as to the front and back door is another way to help make steps safer.

Rearranging is also something to consider to help make things easier to manage. You might want to move cupboards to a height that makes them easier to reach, and even change the layout of rooms in the house to make it easier to get about.

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