Home Modifications

Helping you make changes to your home

Sometimes modifications need to be made to your home so that you can continue to live there comfortably and safely. These may be small modifications, such as installing levered handles on doors, easy-access taps, bath rails or shower hoses, or larger ones, such as installing a bathroom or kitchen on the ground floor. There are many modifications that can be done to increase your independence, and our experts can help you find the ones that work for you.

We will organise an assessment for your home that takes into account your daily activities and the tasks you find difficult. We will recommend possible modifications that will make your life easier. We can then arrange any modifications, such as easy access taps, shower hoses, levered door handles, bath rails or ramps, to be installed.

Will my home need modifications?

We will help you to decide that. Modifications can be as simple as switching tap handles so that you can easily turn them on or off, and many clients find that a few simple changes can make a big difference to their everyday life. An experienced assessor will look at your home and make recommendations based on your own experience of carrying out daily activities in your home.

What modifications can be made?

Modifications typically involve bathrooms and kitchens, so that everyday tasks can be carried out. Benches and workspaces can be lowered, taps and handles changed, rails, ramps and shower hoses installed, and doorways widened to accommodate chairs or frames.

Throughout the home, doorways and hallways can be widened, switches lowered or changed, and sometimes a functional room such as a bathroom can be installed on a ground floor.

Garden modifications

Garden modifications are part of making a home safe and easy to navigate. Garden modifications can include:

  • installing safety sensor lights
  • installing ramps and rails
  • running a path to the clothesline
  • altering gate handles
  • installing sprinkler systems

 

I would strongly recommend Care Connect to any retiree seeking home help.

Betty