It might be that you are thinking of inviting a disabled friend to stay with you for a while, or you have an elderly relative who can no longer live alone, either way, there are quite a few things that you can do to make your home more accessible to people with disabilities and here are a few examples.
- Install a stairlift – If your guest is unable to climb the stairs, half of your living space is effectively out of bounds; there are affordable stairlift services in Lichfield, whether you wish to buy or rent. This is not such a major project as you might think, especially when you have a team of skilled technicians who install and remove stairlifts for a living.
- Support handrails – These need to be fitted in the bathroom and perhaps also the person’s sleeping quarters could do with a rail to offer support when getting in and out of bed. You could ask an expert about installing handrails for support and they can tell you the locations you need to consider.
- Mobility scooter – If you want the ultimate transport for your disabled guest, why not rent a mobility scooter? There are foldaway models that fit in the boot of your car, so you can take your guest on country walks and they can visit the local shops. The scooter can also be used to ride around the garden and it can take you from room to room.
Short Term Use
If you are in the process of recovering from a personal injury, you might only need the stairlift for a few weeks and that is no problem for the supplier, who is happy to remove the unit when you no longer require it.