How to adapt your home as you get older
Getting the right home adaptations can help an older or disabled person stay safe and independent in their own home for as long as possible.
Financial assistance for home adaptations
Different help is available, depending on your circumstances. We explain what’s on offer and how to find out more.
We explain your options for making bathing easier – including walk-in baths, walk-in showers and wet rooms.
Installing a stairlift
A stairlift can help you live more independently at home – but it is a big investment. Find out if it's the right option for you.
If you’re having difficulty moving around your home because of poor balance or decreased mobility, it may be helpful to install grab rails.
Installing and fixing grab rails
If you’ve decided that grab rails would help you around your home, it’s important to make sure they are properly installed.
Ramps for the home
If getting in and out of your home is a challenge, fitting a ramp could help. We explain the different types of ramps, with tips on where to fit them.
Find a reputable trader with Which? Trusted Traders
If you opt for home adaptations, it’s important to get the work completed by someone trustworthy. Which? Trusted Traders endorses local tradespeople, taking the hassle out of finding the right firm.
Live-in care helps you to stay in your own home rather than move to a care home. Find out if it could be right for you.
Use our checklists to review the basic safety aspects of your home – such as lighting, heating, power and furniture.
How to improve general home security, including getting the best from key safes, doorbells, locks and lighting.