7. Hooks for dressing – it can be more challenging as dexterity decreases to button shirts and pull up zips. Specially designed hooks can help by catching hold of the button and pulling it through the buttonhole. They can also have another end which has a hook to attach the zip.
8. Easy chairs - if it's becoming more difficult to get out of the armchair these days you can get a special chair which will help you get up more easily by rising up with a push of a button.
9. Stairlifts - if the stairs are becoming more effort then you can get a stairlift fitted which will take the strain out of getting up the stairs giving you a smooth ride up instead! You can save money on a stairlift by opting for a reconditioned or a second-hand version. Stairlifts are an expensive option but there is some help available, Age Concern have a guide to financing stairlifts including details on what government grants are available.
10. Walkers – designed to give a solid frame to help with balance issues a walker can help you to get around when you are less steady on your feet.
There are some great resources available online to provide advice:
At Wiltshire Farm Foods we help our customers keep their independence by delivering delicious food to their homes. Our friendly delivery drivers will even put them in the freezer if you want them to. With customer service second to none we really want to help make our customers lives easier and independent for as long as possible.