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Question about adapting homes for people with disabilities

Prit2037Prit2037 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited December 2016 in Disabled people
Hi all,

I am looking for advise about my father, he has ataxia which is a condition which causes him to lose balance. The condition has worsened to the point where he is really struggling to get up and down stairs (which has resulted in a few bad falls). The local council has assessed the property but have confirmed it is not suitable for a stair lift due to the width, length and height of the stairs.

The property only has one bathroom and this is upstairs. Are my only options to relocate my parents to a new property (E.g bungalow) or one that has adequate width for a stair lift? They would struggle to downscale their property any further. Has anyone else been in this situation? And how did you overcome it?

Thanks

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