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Equipment to help me stay independent at home

Equipment to increase my wellbeing and enable independence in my home environment

Many people can continue to live safely at home with the use of specialised equipment. This can maintain your independence and delay or prevent the need for social care.

You can find some examples of equipment that can help you to live independently at home:

  • Bath board or bath lift to make it easier to access the bath.
  • Raised toilet seat or rails to make it easier to get on or off the toilet.

The NRS safe and well Buckinghamshire website will help you work out what might be suitable by answering a few questions to receive suggestions and find out where you can buy it.

There are many everyday items widely available from retailers, at a small cost, which can make your life easier - such as electric can openers and large handled cutlery. There are high street shops and online retailers, as well as pharmacies that stock simple equipment you can buy. Charities and organisations for specific conditions may also provide advice on equipment.

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has factsheets with advice on daily living equipment.

Equipment recommended following an assessment can be issued on loan free of charge from NRS Healthcare (our local contracted integrated community equipment service (ICES) ).