3 Ways you Can Make your Home Mobile-Friendly
Many people have mobility issues, which might be due to old age or a recent injury they picked up and, in this article, we offer a few suggestions on how you can make your home a friendlier place for those with mobility issues.
- Mobility scooter – There are both indoor and outdoor mobile scooters; the former is lightweight and is perfect for getting from room to room on the ground floor. The electric-powered scooter simply plugs into the mains, ready for use at any time.
- Install a stairlift – There are suppliers of new stairlifts in Oxford that can tailor the unit to perfectly fit your staircase. The units can be purchased or hired, new or used and within a single day, your new stairlift is already in place and ready to take you to and from your second storey. The latest generation of stairlifts is streamlined, yet heavy-duty, standing the test of time.
- Bathroom aids – The bathroom is a very dangerous place for a person with disabilities, which is why we recommend fitting a handrail next to the toilet, a non-slip rubber mat on the base of the bath and covering the shower unit floor. A support rail can be added next to the bath to prevent a fall when climbing in or out. There are mobile-friendly baths with doors that allow you to walk in and sit down safely.
These are just some of the features you can add to your living space to make it easier and safer for a person with mobility issues.