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Keeping your independence for longer

Posted on
August 19, 2020

Getting older sadly happens to us all and it can have a huge impact on our health and mobility.

As our loved one’s age, it is possible that they downsized their family home as soon as the kids left home and the thought of making another move can be a scary and often unnecessary option, as there are a few adjustments to the home that can make staying there easier.

With the advance of technology, there many home improvements that can be made to make life easier, such as updating the bathroom, or adding balance rails, however the most popular is installing home stair lifts, to help the user safely navigate the stairs.

Many older people also use their retirement to travel and see the world, but it is important to do your research and check for accessible facilities that cater for everyone’s needs.

When picking your destination, don’t forget to take a look at some other factors too, including accessible days out and transfer arrangements.

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Most large travel companies have dedicated teams that specialise in booking everything from wheelchair-friendly hotels to specially adapted car hire and assistance with medical equipment.

They will not only guide you through the booking process, but also be on hand throughout your break to help with any issues and ensure you have the best holiday possible.

With a bit of extra thought and planning, keeping your independence for longer is achievable both home and away.

Disclaimer: Written in collaboration with www.ageukmobility.co.uk

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KARA GUPPY
Bournemouth

Are we nearly there yet? is a new online blog run by me, Kara Guppy, and is named as such thanks to my daughter Eliza who always asks that very question when we are less than 5 minutes up the road heading off on our adventures. You may know me from my other family blog chelseamamma.co.uk