There are dozens of ways to counter the effects of ageing and lost mobility, without being forced to rely upon other people throughout the day. From stair lifts and walk-in baths, to safety kettles and easy-grip kitchen utensils, there is a vast array of equipment to choose from.

But where to start? The Independent Living Centre offers advice on mobility aids, disability aids and daily living equipment and will help guide you through the many different products available to you, so its a good place to start.

Home Care Assistance, West Coast Perth, will be more than happy to help you identify needs and find practical solutions. Below is a brief idea of some of the many aids that are available to help people live independently, both in their homes and while they’re out and about:

Easy-access showers
Bathing aids and bath lifts
Shower stools and chairs
Toilet aids and accessories
Grab rails & non-slip surfaces
Easy taps
Anti-scald devices
Alarm cords

Adjustable beds
Comfort and padding
Support rails

Living rooms
Large lamp switches
Adjustable armchairs
Lifting seat cushions

Adapted cooking, eating and drinking utensils
Perching stools
Wall-mounted tin/packaging openers

Door entry systems and key turners
Adaptive clothing and footwear
Medication dispensers and reminder alarms
Ramps and rails
Big button telephones or voice activated dialling systems
Fall alarms
Night lights
Aids for getting into and out of cars

If you need something we’ve not mentioned here or you can’t find what you are looking for, give us a call on (08) 9385 5675 and we will be able to point you in the right direction.