Have you seen these figures from the UK NHS ? Proof your home in Portugal against personal injury
They are describing the first year of treatment costs in relation to people over 65 (2011 figures) It is obvious that if you are over 65 years old you are not as agile as you once were so it is a good idea to Proof your home in Portugal against personal injury.
The sections listed give a very good guide to how you should proof your home in Portugal against personal injury.
Excess cold: £848m
Time to get that heating system sorted out once and for all. No more portable electric or gas heaters to trip over. No more heavy logs to carry in from the cold.
Falls on stairs: £207m
Steep narrow stairs or stairs with no riser (open tread stairs can be altered and made safer.
Falls on the level: £128m
None slip (Anti Ripante) tiles will make your veranda, terrace and safer for you and the grand children especially in the rain.
Falls between levels: £84m
Are your banisters and railings up to the job. Can you clean your windows from inside the house.
Popper, effective home heating, log stoves not open fires are the way to go.
Falls associated with baths: £16m
Strong hand rails suitable for bathrooms are quick to fit and can make a real difference. Bathroom seats also make life safer and more comfortable. Non slip bathroom floors are a must and while you are about it why not have some electric underfloor heating just for the bathroom it is bliss! on a cold morning.
Damp and mould: £16m
You can see it you can smell it and you can feel it in the air – So can your friends and family. Its easy to get rid of so who not do it NOW
If you have an older refurbished home check that the paint isn’t lead paint. If it is have it removed.
You may have come to Portugal for a safe and trouble free retirement. Now is the time to proof your home in Portugal against personal injury.