[ September 3, 2014 ]
Considering whether you or a relative requires care can be a delicate decision, which is why it’s important to consider all care options that are available.
Receiving support at home is the first choice for many people, as it allows the individual to receive the support they require within an environment they’re familiar and comfortable with.
Making modifications within someones home can make a vital improvement on how they navigate and manage with everyday life. Home adaptations and modifications are sometimes provided following a home care assessment, or they can be hired or purchased privately. These changes don’t have to be drastic, they can be as simple as making sure all hazards are removed in the home, such as objects that someone could easily tripped over, securing electrical appliances, spare wires and even rugs. You can even install structural applications such as a stair lift or an elevator. Of course, these adaptations are dependent on the needs of the individual. An assessment or a guidance appointment is always extremely useful in order to help you decide what type of modifications to make.
Home adaptations are suitable for those who are fairly mobile and don’t require intensive care support. Making adjustments within a home is an effective way of maintaining independence for as long as possible, therefore delaying the need for residential care.