Accessibility in the home is a prerequisite for independence in life
Accessible features should be designed and prepared as early as possible in any building project. Full consideration should be given as to how people will move around, perhaps with the assistance of wheelchairs or other mobility equipment.
Pressalit specialises in accessible bathroom and kitchen solutions. Our products are designed to encourage independence wherever possible and provide safe working spaces for carers and assistants.
Bathroom and kitchens that feature adjustable products will adapt to different user requirements. Our passion at Pressalit is to provide the most accessible bathrooms and kitchens.
Flexibility in the bathroom
Flexibility in the bathroom can be achieved with the Plus solution from Pressalit, which offers a range of supportive and assistive products mounted on horizontal and vertical wall track.
Products mounted on vertical wall track can be adjusted for height, e.g. a washbasin can be raised or lowered to suit standing or seated users.
Products mounted on horizontal wall track can also be moved left and right, e.g. a shower chair can be positioned within reach of shower taps or moved out of the way to create better access for a carer.
Flexibility in the kitchen
Pressalit's adjustable kitchen frames are designed to provide standing and seated users with safe and comfortable working heights.
The lifting frames fit most worktops and wall cupboards. They have a simple and timeless design and improve accessibility in most situations.
Flexibility in the nursing area
Nursing children and youngsters with disabilities can be cumbersome. That's why the minimum requirement for a changing table is that it is height-adjustable. This prevents back injuries for e.g. parents and also staff at institutions.
Independent living in a lifetime home
Better opportunities to manage in your own home.
Positive outcomes are often achieved when a person’s home is adapted to their needs.
Independence around the home will invariably improve the quality of life and reduce the number of situation where help is required.
Living independently is about design
More specifically, living independently means that if you adapt your home to your needs, much of your daily life will become easier. For example, in the kitchen you can do your own cooking, if your worktops and cupboards can be adjusted in height to suit you.
You can also manage more things in the bathroom independently when items are within easy reach.
You will feel more secure and comfortable in your own home if you are provided with opportunities to live there independently.
Designing your lifetime home
One way of achieving independence is to install the most appropriate supportive and assistive products.
Another crucial factor is how your home is laid out, how rooms relate to one another, e.g. ensuite bathrooms can be especially helpful. Consideration should be given to removing obstacles wherever possible. Perhaps an open plan arrangement would work well and provide access to all areas.
Pressalit is passionate about providing opportunities for independence in the home, regardless of age or any disability. Our aim is to improve your quality of life.