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Equipment and changes to your home

Equipment and changes to your home

Equipment and changes to your home can help with everyday tasks like:

  • moving around the house
  • getting up and down stairs
  • getting in and out of the bath

Equipment might include:

  • home nursing equipment, like commodes and pressure-relief mattresses

  • equipment for daily living, like shower grab rails, bath/shower seats and raised toilet seats

  • ancillary equipment for people with sensory impairment, like flashing doorbells and assistive listening devices

  • wheelchairs

  • environmental control devices, controls equipment in the home with a remote control

  • communication aids, help people with speech, writing and reading difficulties

Changes to your home might include:

  • widening doors for wheelchair access
  • installing a ramp
  • replacing your bath with a level-access shower 

Help to Adapt is a pilot scheme by the Scottish Government that encourages homeowners over 60 to stay safe in their own homes by considering alterations to their property which will meet their future needs. It's one of several options which may be available to people and is not designed to replace statutory schemes.

The information was last updated on: 8th May 2015

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