My mum is in her early seventies and has secondary progressive MS. She lives on her own and has lived in her house for nearly 40 years so it would be difficult for her emotionally to move. However, she has had a number of falls and deterioration over the last few weeks suggests she will need to consider living at least partly in a wheelchair. Her current house is not set up for wheelchair living as the doors are too narrow and the layout is not ideal. We do already have a stairlift installed.
Has anyone been through this and got any advice on living options and weighing up the various factors. Although adapting her house may seem better for her emotionally, it will be costly and very disruptive (almost prohibitively so due to months of building work). I wonder whether selling her house and moving her to somewhere more accessible/on one level that needs less adaptation work may be an option, or moving to one of the residential housing communities where they have emergency assistance. I just wondered if anyone had any experience of doing any of these and could impart some wisdom?