How To Make Your Home More Accessible
When it comes to disability or chronic illness, navigating your home can be detrimental to both your physical and mental health, especially if you’re not able to handle navigating stairways, small hallways or even achieve mundane everyday tasks. Below are some ways you can make your home more accessible and ways in which you can gain back some of your life.
Access lifts, such as Axess 2 Platform Lifts are a great way to bring accessibility into your life as a wheelchair user. A bespoke lift can set you back a lot of money, but if you can afford one, it’s one of the easiest ways to navigate your home without having to leave your wheelchair in order to do so.
If your budget won’t accommodate to a lift, then why not consider a stairlift? These are great for everyday mobility, and can be installed without having to renovate your home. Usually installed within 1-2 hours, stairlifts can be installed to both straight and curved staircases, and come in a range of styles and prices.
Smaller Items for Accessibility
Looking for something a little less expensive? There are other ways to bring accessibility to your home when you need it. For example, rollators will cost you around £50+ and can both support your weight as well as help you around your home. The same can be said for walking sticks and crutches. Having some in your home can provide you with some relief when you need it the most.
Accessible Self Care Items
Sometimes, accessibility means having the right tools handy to prevent pain, so that in the future you are less stressed when out and about. For example, having a pill box for your tablets handy can help you keep on top of your medication, and means you won’t skip days without a dose. I use a pill box from Primark (it’s pink and glittery) to help with my medication and it has helped me so much! But having items which help your pain can be a huge help, especially when they’re easy to grab in the home. If this means comfort pillows, face masks or even chocolate, we deserve to feel well and at ease in our own home, so take some time to fill it with items that make it easy for you to navigate, all whilst feeling a little better on the inside.