Tips for moving to Gibraltar with a disabled family member
Moving to Gibraltar with a disabled family member. The task of moving is a complicated activity to cope with, as there are many factors that must be taken into account in order to do it successfully, for example, organizing belongings, finding big boxes, moving from one house to another and many other things.
However, there are special cases where the family that wishes to move has a member who has different abilities from the others, whether blind, wheelchair user, or deaf-mute, among others. It is then when you should stop and think about them for a moment and ask yourself questions such as: How to move in a simple way? Should the new home be adapted? How to cope with this situation?
What to do during the moving process?
Normally, when you begin to organize the household goods and then put them in big boxes, the house becomes a place that is not suitable for living in, especially if there is a family member with a disability. Therefore, it is advisable to think about the spaces where he/she frequents the most in order to free him/her from any obstacle that may arise in the way. For example, the kitchen, living room, and bedroom of a person with a disability are the most important spaces that should be clear of large or small boxes.
Another important aspect is to have the new property where the move will take place properly cleaned so that it can be organized more quickly and thus avoid some of the stress generated by this process.
What are some things to consider when looking for a new home?
1. Extra security in key areas of the home, such as the bathrooms.
This is one of the most important rooms to adapt to in the new home. It must be fully functional for a person with a disability. So you should always look for safety in bathrooms because fatal accidents can occur due to water or tiles.
Doors are easy to manipulate: people with disabilities need to move inside the house without the help of another person, so it will be necessary to open doors with easy openings to make the way more comfortable for the individual.
2. Avoid having obstacles in the frequent circulation of the house.
In case the person is in a wheelchair, this is a fundamental point, since he/she will need spaces where he/she can move without obstruction of obstacles that prevent him/her from moving from one place to another.
3. Entrance with ramp (if necessary) and large
The search for safety also implies facilitating access to the disabled person, especially if they have wheelchairs. The main idea is always to look for the functionality of things for the person who needs it. Therefore, ramps and large entrances should not be missing.
4. Safe and comfortable furniture
Safe and comfortable chairs are essential in any home. The intention is for the person with a disability to be able to rest and rest his or her limbs easily.
During and after the moving process, the welfare, comfort, and safety of the family member with a disability should be taken into account, since their peace of mind is the most important thing in the course of moving and organizing objects and belongings. It is a matter of adapting and accommodating the house according to the needs of the person. Care is a reason to give priority to the most loved ones in the home.
Apartment for Sale in The Anchorage, Gibraltar
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Modern kitchen open plan with the dining area and lounge. The lounge has ceiling-to-floor windows looking into the garden. Leading from the lounge you have access to the terrace which also has its own stairs leading to the garden/Gym hall.
The apartment also brings 1 private allocated garage parking space