Help & Advice – Adaptations & Alterations
Know what you’re looking for? Use our article filter.
Dementia Friendly Bathrooms – how to create yours.
22 September 2016
An estimated 800,000 people are living with dementia in Britain with a further 163,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Dementia is a syndrome associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities to function.
Critically dementia can lead to a
diminishing ability to perceive danger and as a result the bathroom can become
a dangerous and confusing place however there are a number of things that can
be done to make it a safer and less challenging space.
Funding your bathroom adaptation
17 June 2016
A recent study undertaken by More Ability has highlighted concerning statistics with regards to time taken to seek an adequate bathing solution upon realization that existing facilities are insufficient and unsafe.
Furthermore the study also looks into the reasons for this delay, 33% being financial, which we have deemed an area that also needs addressing in an attempt to educate and raise awareness to help overcome barriers referenced within the findings.Read More
LEEDS: Working towards a city for all ages to ensure the elderly population are able to change with the times and be involved, socially engaged, independent and happy.
20 May 2016
Being an independent senior, living in a big city perhaps some distance from family, can be a lonely situation. It’s not as easy to get about, the hustle and bustle can be stressful and somewhat daunting to the point of potentially isolating one’s self for the fear of the unknown.
Times have changed and quite dramatically in the last decade but what have we done as a nation, no, what have we done as a city to ensure the elderly population are able to change with the times and be involved, socially engaged, independent and happy?Read More
Caring for an elderly parent – an emotional, complex and financially strained rollercoaster
22 April 2016
The UK population is ageing with current predictions indicate that by 2034 23% of the UK population will be over 65. This, of course is great news, however doesn’t come without obstacles.
With an increasing number of seniors comes an increasing number of seniors in need of care. In fact, the number of people aged 65 and over in need of some form of care and/or support in order to continue to live safely and independently is set to increase to 1.7million over the next 20 years. This is the major obstacle that we must overcome.Read More
Alterations & adaptations – making your home safe & accessible
11 November 2015
Making drastic internal and external home alterations and adaptations for a disabled occupant can be the difference between living independently and living with limitations and restrictions, greatly affecting you and your carer (if required).Read More