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Affordable Adaptions To Make Your Home More Accessible For Disabled

It is very important to the elderly and those with disabilities that they are able to keep their independence around the home. There are various ways which you can continue your independent living, even when you have a disability or are elderly. There is different equipment and products which you can get installed to your home to ensure that you can carry on with your daily chores and jobs around the home, whilst being safe.

The bathroom has to be one on the most dangerous places in the home, especially when you are disabled. Whether you are disabled or not, many of you are embarrassed when it comes to asking for help in the bathroom. There are different products which you can get installed to your bathroom to ensure that you can use the bathroom independently, without any risk of falling or slipping.

Grab Rails

Grab rails should be installed into the bathroom so that there is extra support available to you when moving around the bathroom. If you are not that steady on your feet then it is important that these are available not only around the bathroom and the home, but also in the shower. It will help you move around the shower and give you extra support when moving in and out the shower.

Shower Trays

Low level access or complete level access allows showers to be more accessible and easier to move in and out of.Ā  If you have reduced mobility then shower trays must installed to your home if you wish to have more independent living, they will allow you to step in and out the shower with more ease.

Shower Seat

Shower seats should be installed to the shower if you are not very steady on your feet or cannot stand for long periods of time. You can get fold up shower seats so that they are not an obstruction in the shower and others can use with ease.

Shower Screen

Shower screens are designed so that people feel safer in the shower. They are not solely designed for those with disabilities. Instead of using a shower curtain, a shower screen is installed which will prevent the risk of someone falling or slipping out of the shower and hurting themself.

Flooring

The choice of flooring which you choose to put in your bathroom is essential when it is used by a disabled person. You can choose to get a special paint to cover your current flooring which will create a non-slip rubber coating to it which will make your bathroom much safer. You can also get manufactured non slip flooring made for your bathroom if you have the extra time to wait for it to be produced.

Jade is a blogger who is interested in writing about independent living products which are made available to those with disabilities to make their lives easier around the home.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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