Adapting Your Home, Keeping Your Independence

We all want to stay in our own homes for as long as possible. It’s a big part of retaining our independence. But as you get older, or live with a condition that makes everyday living a little more difficult, it can be a struggle to manage some everyday tasks.

Thankfully, support is available for you to live safely whilst keeping your independence. In addition to which, furniture for your homemade especially to make your life easier.

Adjustable Beds

It can often be difficult getting in and out of bed, turning over, sitting upright or even generally getting comfortable. Adjustable beds are designed for maximum comfort and have special lifter mechanisms that allow you to raise or lower individual sections using a hand control. This means you can raise the foot or head section of your mattress to reduce aches and pains or to assist you in and out of bed. As well as taking the pressure off aching limbs and joints, these beds can boost your sense of independence, allowing you to sit up and lie down with complete confidence and ease. Whether you want to sit up to read a book, enjoy a nice breakfast in bed or recline to go to sleep, these beds can help you to do so with total ease.

Riser Recliner Chairs

Getting into, or out of, a chair can become quite a challenge as you get older. Riser recliner chairs make a huge difference. These chairs elevate you to a near standing position, and back down again. This enables you to stand up or sit down easily and conveniently with no aid needed, and without putting pressure on your back or joints. Unlike standard chairs, these chairs do not have set positions, this means you can adjust your chair to find the perfect position for you. Having a riser recliner chair can be a real benefit to you, and can give you a real sense of reassurance as you are remaining independent in your own home.


The pleasure of going up and down your stairs whenever you feel, may seem like a small thing to some, but it’s a big part of staying safe and keeping your independence at home. It can become more and more difficult to use the stairs at times, that’s why a stairlift can have many benefits. Many people only realise how useful a stairlift really is after they decide to have one installed – they often comment on how they wish they had installed it sooner.

Other Types of Adaptations

There are many other adaptations you can make to your home to support you and help maintain your independence. These include:

  • Widening doorways and passageways.
  • Installing grab rails around the house for support.
  • Installing ramps to avoid using steps.
  • Locating bedroom or bathroom facilities at ground-floor level.
  • Adapting bathroom facilities.
  • Moving light switches, door handles and doorbells to more convenient heights.

Rise & Recline Ltd. are manufacturers of quality riser recliner chairs and adjustable beds for the NHS and the healthcare sector. Our commitment to quality and the range of options available make us the ideal choice for the practicality of care.