Assistance aids enable your loved one to continue doing things for themselves for longer. These can include such aids as a mobility scooter or an app. Sometimes you have to do more to allow your next of kin to live independently for longer. Removing thresholds between rooms, for example. Or you may need to reposition door handles so your loved one can open the door without assistance. This is what we call home modifications. We have put together useful web pages for aids and home modifications. This gives a clear overview of exactly what the possibilities are and who has to pay for them.
- Wheelchair-accessibility with a ramp
- A stair lift
- A customised kitchen
- Bathroom modifications
- Electronic door opener
f you need other home modifications, such as a shower seat, the removal of thresholds, the fitting of wall handles or a raised or lowered toilet, this is not covered by the WMO. You may be able to arrange this via a personal budget (PGB). Then you can hire a contractor or a DIY company yourself. If the council approves your application, you will receive a letter stating the maximum budget for the modification. The letter will also include the requirements for the home modification. More information can be found at The Hague city council website.
Find more information in the Assistance Aids Guide.