Home adaptations can play an important part of physical wellbeing. The right ones, fitted in the right places can help to minimise risk, increase independence and win back confidence.
All those factors can have the added benefit of much better mental health too.
At GB Home Adaptations, this is something we come across a lot, when we get feedback from our home adaptation customers, when we read their testimonials and when our friendly home adaptation teams are at work on-site.
An important, but often overlooked factor
Even small changes can have a transformative impact, as this report by The Centre for Ageing Better shows, improving quality of life and allowing a surprising 49% more people to perform everyday activities and reduce depressive symptoms by as much as 53%.
If that is the case, then why are less than 10% of homes accessible or adapted for the needs of people who live in them?
As home adaptation specialists in Hereford and the surrounding area, our position gives us valuable insight. Not all of our customers are of an older generation, but many are, with values and mindsets that are rooted in pride, independence and a ‘make do and mend’ mentality.
A lot of people don’t like to admit there is a problem and consequently they end up struggling. For who would want to admit they are getting older or living with debilitating ailments?
Navigating the stairs, personal hygiene, maintaining the garden, getting dressed and using the kitchen are all tasks which many of us take for granted. If we suddenly found them difficult though, of course we would feel stress or anxiety from a fear of falling, or pain and discomfort from trying.
Is it any surprise that there is an impact on their mental health…?
How GB Home Adaptations can help
GB Home Adaptations have over three decades of combined experience across every trade to ensure that, whatever home adaptations our customers require, we have the trusted local tradespeople to deliver the very best quality at a fair and competitive price.
Seeing the change first-hand
One of the most fulfilling parts of our service, some of our team say the very best part, is seeing the transformational effect that home adaptations can have on the people who use them.
Complete level access wet rooms, raised height toilets, garden landscaping, garage conversions can all transform daily life, but so can simple solutions such as grab rails, ramps and pathways, it is a privilege to be a part of, as well as incredibly fulfilling to witness.
Home adaptations are not a magic solution to ageing, if we could sell that, then we certainly would. However, they do have the potential to give back confidence and happiness in being able to live on your own independently.
All those things can have a positive impact on mental health as well as physical wellbeing…
Our customers tell us how comfortable they feel with our positive, friendly approach. It is something we strive for, because we understand how challenging life can be without the right help in place, as well as the difference it can make when adaptations are put in place.
If you would like to learn more, please get in touch. You can call us directly on 01432 272 188 or by contacting us here.