Home maintenance > Home adaptations services
Minor adaptations are small works to the home of a disabled elderly person that enable them to remain independent. These adaptations include a wide variety of hand rails or grab rails that can be installed, including stair rails, floor mounted rails and folding rails. Other adaptations include lever taps, raised electric sockets, door entry intercom, window opening equipment, bathing equipment, flashing doorbells, and key safes. Occupational Therapists assess which adaptations will best suit your needs, although equipment for older people with disabilities can be purchased directly.
Major adaptations are permanent works to the home of an elderly person with a permanent or substantial disability, to help them to remain independent. An example of major adaptations would be a bathroom conversion to install a level access shower room