Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Adapting....

I can't believe how quickly this year is passing. Or how long it has been since I last posted on this blog.

However, we have certainly been busy as we have had a lot of building work done and all our adaptations have now been completed. We now have a level entrance into our front door, two ceiling hoists (one downstairs, and one upstairs), a through-floor lift, a bath trolley and a special armchair. We also now have some outdoor space where Jess can sit in the back garden.

I cannot explain what a difference all this has made to our lives. I was struggling so much with lifting Jess - in and out of her wheelchair, up and down the stairs, in and out of the bath etc. Having all this equipment has really enhanced our lives, and it makes everything we have to do as part of our daily routine so much safer, for both us and Jess.

                                                                 Jess's bedroom

Work in Jess's bedroom

 Jess's room with the lift downstairs
The bath trolley in its lowered position
Jess in the hoist after a bath
                                                                
                                                              The front door:
before - step to take the wheelchair over
after - level entrance


The through-floor lift:

The lift

Jess going up in the lift


There was a lot of cleaning!!







Our new garden:



The main garden is accessed by steps,
 which we cannot get Jess down so the new decked area provides her with
 some outdoor space to enjoy.


Jess's new armchair:

Jess chose the design

 A very happy Jess!!!!



2 comments:

  1. I'm so happy to see Jess happy:) That's wonderful to get all those equipment put in and how it's helping you not have to carry her. It's good to see what we might need in the future too. So glad you can update, cheers!

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    1. Hello! Yes, all the equipment has made everything so much easier.... I forgot to say that Jess chose the design of her armchair herself. Inevitably, it has pink in it!!!!

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