Fully accessible portable home
You may remember a few months back we created an article on portable bathrooms which catered for people with a disability. These bathrooms were used for people who were disabled due to an accident, injury or sometimes a stroke. The bathroom was used until their own home had a fully accessible bathroom ready.
We are so excited to see the next step with a fully accessible portable home. This is a Game-Changer for anyone with a disability.
The Summer Foundation
In a bid to keep young people with disabilities out of aged care facilities, an organisation in Melbourne has launched a new type of portable house. The Summer Foundation who aims to solve the problem of young people in nursing homes said that thousands of people who became disabled from accidents or strokes, were left with nowhere to go after they were discharged from hospital as their homes were no longer suitable.
Follow the link to read about the Summer Foundation: https://www.summerfoundation.org.au/
Temporary stays in nursing homes usually become permanent
For many people after an accident or stroke the only options were nursing homes. Although this was meant to be a temporary solution it usually became permanent. For a young person to be cared for in a nursing home can have an negative effect on their confidence and self-esteem.
This problem encouraged the design of a high-tech housing unit, which is a pre-fabricated flat. Once permits are approved, the unit takes around 4-6 weeks to build and is delivered almost complete.
It has wide doorways, a disability accessible bathroom, ceiling hoists in the bedroom, voice-activated appliances and height-adjustable benches and sinks.
We are thrilled to see our Uccello Kettle featured as one of the voice-activated appliances.
Also featured in the video is Luke Nelson who was born with cerebral palsy and vision problems, so getting around had always presented challenges.
He lives independently but said it was a long and difficult process to make his house fully accessible.
The home is marketed as an interim solution to fill a gap while an existing home is upgraded, allowing someone with a new disability to return to their old life as soon as possible.
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