Tips for Making your Home More Accessible

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Your home needs to suit you and your needs. Whether you’re renovating and want to think about the future, or need to adapt your home to be more accessible, these tips will highlight some ways you could make your living situation more comfortable.

Accessing your home

As we get older, it’s common to find moving around more difficult. From feeling unsteady on your feet to loss of flexibility, you may find that you need more support when manoeuvring. To enter your home safely, ensure there is plenty of light around your driveway and door. Sensor lights are always a good option, as they automatically switch off.

You could also consider widening your doorways to allow for easier access, especially if you are a wheelchair or walker user.

If there are steps up to your door, consider replacing them with a ramp and/or installing grab rails.

If you have people frequently visiting your home, whether it be family members, friends, neighbours or carers, it might be a good idea to install a key safe box near your front door so that they can easily access your home, without the need for you to physically let them in.


To make getting upstairs more accessible, you should consider installing a stairlift. Here at Countrywide Mobility, we specialise in mobility equipment and our team of experts are always on-hand to help. With many different options available depending on your requirements and stair layout, we can advise you on the best stairlift for you. View our online range here, call 01905 29950 or visit us at our Worcester store.

If you don’t need a stairlift, but would like some extra support when moving up and downstairs, consider installing an extra handrail or banister.

Bathroom Accessibility

With slippery surfaces, bathrooms can be particularly dangerous, especially if you have mobility difficulties. Ensure that you put a grip mat on the bottom of your bath to decrease risk of falling, and install grab rails around the tub and toilet for extra support. Implementing other aids such as a bath lift or shower stool will improve accessibility and safety.

Here at Countrywide, we stock a range of purposefully-designed bathroom aids that give extra assistance to those who need it. Call us on 01905 29950.

Kitchen Accessibility

When prepping food, you may find it useful to have a perching stool to take weight off your feed as you cook. A reacher will help you pick anything off the floor, or get to the top of cupboards, while a kettle tipper will help you safely. These are all examples of daily living aids, designed to assist you in everyday life. We have a vast range of aids available here at Countrywide – just contact us to see how we could help – 01905 29950.

Living Room

The living room is a place for you to unwind and relax, so comfort is key! Having a well-supported chair will help to relieve any aches and pains, while easing pressure on joints. A

rise and recline chair will even help you to get up out of a seated position, or lower you back for increased comfort. You can view our range of rise and recline chairs here, visit us in store or contact our friendly team on 01905 29950.

If you or your loved one needs extra support, we offer fully bespoke chairs that can be adaptable to your individual needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Making your home accessible and as comfortable as possible is essential to remain independent. If we can be of further assistance in helping you find the right mobility and accessibility aids for you, simply call us on 01905 29950.

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Posted on 15th February 2023

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