Relocation Tips for People with Disabilities

Moving in is stressful for everyone: going through and packing your stuff, saying goodbye to friends, and hiring a moving company all require time and effort. The difficulties of mobility, on the other hand, take on a whole new significance for those with impairments. Here are some relocation suggestions for disabled persons to make the transition easier and less stressful.

Plan Ahead For Benefits & Services

If you presently utilize a local disability service, do some research ahead of time to see what services could be available in your new area so you can start the paperwork process as soon as possible. When transferring, the local housing authority or municipal government should be able to assist you in determining what you can apply for and how to best use the resources available or you may hire a reputable planner to assist you.

Address All Accessibility Needs Before Time

If you’re relocating to a new house that you’ve acquired, conduct a pre-move evaluation – or hire someone to do it for you. Things like how simple it is to open doors, hallway width, countertop height, and the necessity for ramps should all be considered ahead of time so that you can settle into your new house quickly.

If you’re renting, talk to your possible landlord about your needs to make sure that any adjustments you’ll need are acceptable to him or her — or, better yet, they’ll assist you to ready the apartment for move-in day. Make sure that all wires and cords are out of the way and that there are no dangers that might cause problems once you arrive.

Locate Health Care Services Near Home

Make a list of the locations and phone numbers of the emergency rooms, primary care providers, and any specialists that you visit on a regular basis. That list, along with a list of personal emergency contacts, should be displayed prominently in your new house. Make sure to get your prescriptions filled before you move so you don’t have to worry about it while you’re unpacking.

Hire A Reputable Moving Company

Check the company’s reviews or explicitly request whether it has expertise relocating individuals with impairments. If you want them to assist you with packing and unpacking as well, make sure they do it at a reasonable cost and in a timely manner. A full-service moving company can assist you with coordinating movers and many other aspects of your relocation!

Organize As You Unpack

The finest movers will assist you in unpacking, especially if they have previous experience relocating persons with impairments. However, make sure you’re there and paying attention while they’re doing so that your possessions are sorted in a way that makes sense and makes settling in as simple as possible.

Make sure you take one final check around your new house before the movers leave to see if there are any major items that need to be relocated.

Empowered Liveability provides safe and secure housing schemes all over Melbourne and has been providing various services such as Disability Housing Investment and Specialist Disability Accommodation in Melbourne. For more information please contact our 24/7 available service at 1300-974-912 and You can also visit our office located at 49 Keilor Park, VIC.