Home Adaptations for the Elderly or Disabled

Adapting a home for an older or disabled person …

As we get older mobility issues can arise and you may need to adapt your home so you can continue to live there independently. You may also need to adapt your home if you or a family member has a disability.

Making home adaptions for seniors or the disabled can help the person regain so much independence and confidence and can really transform the quality of life for the individual. It may also be necessary to make some home adaptations for someone recovering from surgery or even home adaptation for cancer patients.  Installing items such as a disability shower can really change the life of the individual affected.

Grants for disability in Ireland

Remember, there are Mobility Aid Grants up to €6,000 and House Adaptation Grants up to €30,000 available.  These mobility grants are there to assist with the cost of home adaptations for the elderly, disabled or infirm, so make sure you check if you qualify for a grant.

You can find out how to apply for a mobility grant with our step-by-step mobility grant guide HERE. 

KCH Home Adaptation Services … 

Here at KCH Stairlifts, our team has over 20 years of expertise in home adaptations. Our qualified team will work closely with you to plan and deliver a more accessible home for you or your loved one. We take pride in carrying out work that improves your quality of life.

Making adaptations to your home can help you live in familiar surroundings more independently for longer. Sometimes just a small adaptation can make a big difference.

Below are some examples of modifications we carry out, if you have a query or request, please do not hesitate to contact us here & we will do our best to help.

When making home adaptations for the elderly or anyone with limited mobility, you may consider some of the following:

  • Install grab rails for support
  • Widen doorways or hallways
  • Move/lower light switches, doorbells or door handles may need to be adjusted
  • Install a stairlift
  • Install specialised items – such as adjustable beds, tables, shower chairs
  • Install a ramp to ensure easy access from outside – this also avoids steps that can be difficult for anyone with mobility issues
  • Move bathrooms or bedrooms downstairs
  • Bathroom conversions – for example, if you currently have a bath, you could remove it and install a level access shower – see our Bathroom Conversion services for more information.

Bathroom Conversions

We also offer a complete Bathroom conversion for elderly or disabled individuals, you can read more about our bathroom conversion services HERE.

home adaptations for disabled
Adapting a house for the elderly
Adapting a house for the elderly

Types of Home Adaptations for Seniors or Disabled Individuals

Large adaptations

  • Fitting a stairlift

  • Installing/upgrading a bathroom or wet-room
  • Lowering kitchen worktops
  • Moving & widening doors
  • Upgrade existing bathroom to approved mobility bathroom

  • Moving door-handles

  • Installing home lifts

  • Indoor and outdoor ramps

Small adaptations

  • Fitting a second stair banister

  • Installing Grab rails/ Safety rails

  • Fitting Shower seats

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