The client has multiple sclerosis and she needs to use a stair lift to get to her bedroom upstairs. Her bathroom is downstairs and to avoid going downstairs during the night she uses a commode. She then has a problem of getting the ‘bucket’ downstairs – spillages are frequent, as it has become difficult to carry the bucket on the stair lift.
A shelf was constructed which hooks onto the arm to the stair lift. This enables the bucket to be carried easily. The shelf folds in half to enable the chair to be rotated through right angles, a move that is necessary at the top of the stairs.
Embarrassing spillages are now avoided and other items can be more easily carried.