Aids to independence

There is now a huge range of products and services, gadgets  aimed at helping people to independently manage the tasks of daily living.

From stair lifts and walk-in baths, to safety kettles and easy-grip kitchen utensils, there are dozens of ways to counter the effects of ageing and lost mobility, without being forced to rely upon other people throughout the day.

But where to start? The Disabled Living Foundation offers independent advice on mobility aids, disability aids and daily living equipment and will help guide you through the many different products available to you.

Totally Living Care also has a successful local partnership in Salisbury care aid providers our care co-coordinators will be more than happy to help you identify your needs and to help you find practical solutions.

Below is a brief idea of some of the many aids that are available to help people live independently, both in their homes and while they’re out and about:

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Bathroom:
  • Easy-access showers
  • Bathing aids and bath lifts
  • Shower stools and chairs
  • Toilet aids and accessories
  • Grab rails & non-slip surfaces
  • Easy taps
  • Anti-scald devices
  • Alarm cords
Bedroom:
  • Adjustable beds
  • Comfort and padding
  • Support rails
  • Commodes
Living rooms:
  • Large lamp switches
  • Adjustable armchairs
  • Lifting seat cushions
Kitchen:
    • Adapted cooking, eating and drinking utensils
    • Perching stools
    • Wall-mounted tin/packaging openers
General:
  • Door entry systems and key turners
  • Adaptive clothing and footwear
  • Medication dispensers and reminder alarms
  • Ramps and rails
  • Big button telephones or voice activated dialling systems
  • Fall alarms
  • Night lights
  • Aids for getting into and out of cars

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