When we start to get older, our mobility can start to decrease and moving around the home and doing some simple tasks can really start to become a challenge. Sometimes the local authorities can support the elderly in terms of funding for household changes. On occasion they may sometimes do it on the homeowner’s behalf, depending on what is wrong with the person and their financial position. The things that can help the elderly do not have to be expensive. Simple changes can really help make someones life a whole lot easier.
Installing a Stair Lift Can Help The Elderly
Most people live in homes or apartments that have more than one floor. In the unfortunate event that an elderly person struggles to climb the stairs, it can restrict them to one level. Home elevators can, therefore, be the answer to the problem and can be quite easily installed. You could invest in one of these elevators from the experienced providers at Arrow Lift which come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and speeds. It is a myth that this will cost an arm and a leg as there are many different options in order to suit the type of staircase that there is and what the specific requirements are. This is all done via consultation and you won’t be left alone to just pick an elevator. The experts are on hand to ensure that it is installed properly and there is a level of guarantee in case anything goes wrong with it in the near future.
Bath / Shower Support
Whether a household has a bath or shower there are many different appliances available to support elderly people that are struggling with this. In the shower, there are simple things like shower chairs that enable the person to sit down when they are in the shower. In addition to this, there are easy access showers that will allow people to get in and out a lot more effectively. In terms of the bath, there are specific lifts and lifting aids available for this also that will support. Again, similar to the elevators for the home, these are not expensive and a good investment that will allow the affected person to feel empowered to use the washing facilities as they please, independently.
If the elderly person is struggling to get in and out of the home due to some stairs (it may even be that the person is confined to a wheelchair) then you could get rid of these stairs and create a ramp. Alternatively, there are appliances that can be purchased that go over the stairs and change this to a ramp (as long as there are not too many stairs as this would then make this excessively steep).
Times can be difficult when people get old and it is important that they are not left feeling that they need to rely on people all the time in order to move around. These appliances and equipment are some of the simple suggestions of things that could help the elderly.