If you have an elderly relative living with you, as the result of an injury or simply because they are not able to live alone anymore, you should think carefully about adapting your home so that they can live there safely and comfortably.
Older people need a few changes to the house environment so that they are less at risk of accidents and so on, the kinds of things that living with you is supposed to prevent. Before an elderly person moves into your home, here are some of the changes that you can make so that you can feel secure and ensure that the house is safe even when you are not there to help.
- Get a stairlift. Although these may seem like a cliche, they are around and have been popular for many years for a reason. If you are living with an elderly person who struggles to get around, you don’t want to have them tackling the stairs on their own as this can cause a serious accident. Invest in a stairlift as soon as possible.
- Put bars in the bathroom. There should be a bar for the bath/shower and one for the toilet so that an elderly person can lower themselves down easily and then get back up again without worrying about injuring themselves or slipping on a slippery floor.
- Move a bedroom downstairs. One of the easiest ways to stop an elderly person slipping on the stairs or having trouble on the landing is to provide a bedroom downstairs and then just working to make all of the downstairs accessible. This would be a cheaper option than investing in a stairlift as well.
Make Oldbury car accident claims for compensation against the person that injured them
If your loved one is moving in with you as the result of an accident that was not their own fault, which has meant that they are no longer able to live on their own, it is up to you to ensure that they are safe. However, it can be expensive to adapt your home and take care of someone full time, so finding another way to get money may also be helpful.
One of the ways that you can get money to help you to care for a sick or injured relative is to make Oldbury car accident claims against the person that injured them. If you want to make this Oldbury car accident claims on someone else’s behalf, you should think about calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, where the team will be more than happy to take on the ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim on your behalf.
There are many injuries that mean the victim cannot deal with their own affairs, but Accident Advice Helpline will deal with a family member, so that they do not lose out on the compensation they are entitled to.