Awesome Ideas For Making Your Home More Suitable For Disabled Guests

Awesome Ideas For Making Your Home More Suitable For Disabled Guests

If you have a disabled family member coming to stay for the summer, you should aim to make certain changes to your home in order to accommodate their requirements.

Depending on the nature of their disability, you might have to invest in any number of different items and devices. To point you in the right direction and highlight some of the things you might like to consider, we’ve listed some of the best ideas on this page. At the end of the day, you want your disabled guest to feel comfortable in their surroundings, and so you need to think hard about anything you could do to help them. Most people with mobility issues want to remain as independent as possible.

Install a stair lift

Unless you have a downstairs toilet and your guest will stay on the same floor, paying for the installation of a stair lift should be your first move. Those devices are not cheap, but they will help to ensure your friend or loved one can move around your property without having to ask for assistance. If you were to leave home for a few hours without installing one of those items, your guest could find himself in a rather sticky situation.

Buy some hand rails

Fitting handrails to areas in which you're disabled guest might find challenging is a relatively cheap way of helping them out. The bathroom is especially important. You want rails on the wall next to the toilet, and rails positioned in a manner that will help them to get out of the bath. Don’t think those items will ruin your cool bathroom design though. You can get some stylish glass fittings if you do some searching online. However, sometimes you’re best to look for specialists that sell to the trade if you want the most sturdy solutions.

Add some anti-slip mats

As some people with mobility issues are less than steady on their feet, you should consider buying some anti-slip mats for your shower. The last thing you want is for your friend or family member to injure themselves when dealing with personal hygiene. Products of that nature only cost a few pounds, but they could help you to avoid causing an accident. Most of them are made a rubber too, and that means they will be more than durable enough to handle frequent use.

Fit panic buttons

There is every chance that your guest might struggle to shout for help if anything goes wrong. For that reason, you could install some panic buttons in strategic places around your home. You should put them in the places your disabled guest is most likely to spend their time. So, the kitchen, living room, and bathroom are essential.

We hope you manage to convert your home in time for the arrival of your guest. As we said at the top of this page, there are lots of things you can do to make life easier for them. Indeed, the best course of action is to speak with them ahead of time and ask for some advice. Most people will be more than happy that you are putting so much thought into their stay.

Nhu Anh

Nhu Anh is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Nhu Anh attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.

 

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