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Accessible Home

Making sure your home is accessible is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a wheelchair user.  

An accessible home allows for independence and is better for your overall mental and physical health. You may be wondering, “How do I adapt my bathroom to be wheelchair accessible?” Or, “How should I arrange my kitchen for cooking in a wheelchair?”

These accessible home articles will give you more information on topics like:

  • Home improvement grants that can help with home modifications
  • Bathing aids for the bathroom and shower
  • Harnesses, lifts, and other equipment that can help with mobility in the home
  • How to make temporary adaptations when in someone else’s home, or on holiday

You’ll find helpful tips, such as:

  • When choosing your disabled shower option, you should also think about your physical abilities long-term.
  • Platform lifts are utilised where the built environment cannot accommodate a ramp of 1:20 due to space constraints or the user does not have the strength to independently use a ramp.
  • Ask advice from an expert, such as an Occupational Therapist, when designing your home.
  • There are plenty of solutions for the bathroom that don’t require remodeling, such as bath seats, grab bars, and adjustable shower heads.

¡Happy reading!

bath aids

Top 5 tips when considering the use bath aids

Bath aids are an important consideration for all those finding it difficult to get in/out of the bath or where doing so increases risk, particularly of falls.   Often people start considering devices to support bathing following a mechanical fall or when increased frailty raises concerns about being unable to get out of the bath. […]

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The Invacare SB 755 Bed: When Comfort Comes First

Beds are for resting. But who can rest if they are not comfortable? The Invacare SB 755 Bed is designed to combine comfort, ease of handling and safety. Ideal for community care environments, it is also perfect for domestic, in-home use as well. This bed offers ideal seating positioning, to reduce shear and friction. It […]

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Nursing bed

Nursing beds: what are they and what do they do?

Nursing beds, also known as profiling beds get their name due to the traditional nursing environment in which they are most prolifically used and the profiling frame that the mattress sits on. As the population is increasingly aging and the healthcare philosophy has changed to focus on supporting people with very complex needs to remain […]

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Accessible Hom

A Wheelchair Accessible Home: Seven Areas To Improve

You may not have realized how inaccessible your home was until you sustained a spinal cord injury. Having to use a wheelchair instantly changes your understanding of accessibility. Here are seven “quick fixes” you can make to improve your home and to make it more welcoming to for someone in a wheelchair. Bathrooms If your […]

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adaptive cooking

Cooking From A Wheelchair: Tips and Hacks

Cooking from a wheelchair can be difficult, especially if your home environment has not yet been adapted. Reaching things from a seated position is hard, and if you have limited upper body function or spastic muscles, that can add even more challenges. That’s why we have collected some adaptive cooking tips to help you get […]

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Wheelchair harness

Wheelchair harnesses and occupational performance

A wheelchair harness is quite simply a postural aid which should be considered not in isolation but for use when effective support at the pelvis by other means, foot placement, trunk control and tilt do not in themselves resolve the postural issue. It is important when making a decision about a suitable wheelchair harness that […]

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mobility shower chair

Mobility shower chair: both for convenience and independence

The majority of wheelchair users pay great attention when selecting a wheelchair to fit their needs, but what about their bathing and toileting needs? This article examines the mobility shower chair, and considers why choosing this type of equipment should be just as important as selecting a wheelchair.

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disabled shower cubicles

Disabled shower cubicles to enhance your home

Having a disabled shower cubicle installed can turn showering from a trial into a pleasure.  As well as being more comfortable to use, and offering safety for the disabled or elderly user, they can also make it quicker to take a shower, letting the user get on with their day. Over-bath showers are already a […]

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Wheelchair accessible home

Why I love my wheelchair accessible home

In this day and age, finding somewhere that you love to rent or buy that’s also in your price range can be really tricky. Add a disability and a few additional requirements onto that and it can sometimes seem easier to find a needle in a haystack! As a wheelchair user myself with cerebral palsy, […]

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