Hi all I’ve just had a visit from OT regarding the assistance I now need as things are not so good with my grip, balance and overall leg weakness. They have offered help with grab rails and a different type of bath board for which I’m very grateful. The thing is our house fronts straight onto the pavement and I struggle to gain access to the house on my own. OT have said they could put grab rails onto the door frame on the outside of the house but do no more as this would intrude into the pavement. I also can’t get up the stairs unaided or shower safely my OH has to assist me up the stairs and into the shower which is over the bath. They also said that as our stairs are so steep and narrow it may be difficult to fit a stair lift now or in the future.
We’ve had the property for 16 years and I don’t really want to move but they have advised us to consider moving house. Now as I’ll not be able to contribute to a mortgage I cannot expect my OH to take on a new mortgage at 45 years of age and to continue to assist me as much as he has to. The OT has said he’ll get as much info as he can on council housing or housing association with adaptions.
No doubt many on here have been through similar and I was wondering if anyone could give us some info on the subject …