Many families have the parents and in-laws visit them often and as we age, it is more difficult to get around. If your parents are coming to stay for a few weeks, here are some of the ways that you can make your home more mobile-friendly.
Install a stairlift
There are new stairlifts in Leicester that you can rent by the week or month and this easy-to-use device ensures that your elderly relatives can safely negotiate the stairs. If you have a curved staircase, the unit can be designed to fit perfectly and with a foldaway chair, the stairlift won’t impact the family in any way.
The bathroom is a place with hard edges and being a wet room, it is easy for a person to slip and fall. You can order safety floor mats online and place several in key locations. You can also have a couple of handrails fitted, which gives an elderly person essential support when using the toilet or getting in the bath.
If mum or dad have trouble walking, why not buy them a walking cane? This helps to steady you as you move around and your parents will be happy that they are in your thoughts. There are also aluminium walking frames with non-slip feet.
Once you parents say their goodbyes, you can call the stairlift company and they will remove the stairlift and make good, so no one would ever know there was once a stairlift in your home.