My husband has parkies and is 76. He can be great and he can be awful and when he is having a bad spell it’s very difficult to get him about the house. We have a stair lift and a few other helpful bits n bobs but when these spells hit him he cannot walk and loses balance and collapses so we need to be getting the wheelchair out.
We really need to think about how to make the house wheelchair accessible. Fortunately I think we have a few options but it’s an old house on different levels and we are concerned to make sure the changes we make, I.e ramps, are put in the right place. We had a referral to OT but they phoned yesterday and said they just deal with loo frames etc and Physiotherapy, they said contact social services.
Have any of you made wheelchair adaptations and who’s advice did you take for how/where to change your house?
Want to avoid costly mistakes of course!
Thank you for taking the time to read this x