Home Modification Options

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When thinking about home modifications ask yourself these simple questions:

  • Can I move from my house to the street with ease?
  • Can I move around my home easily and safely?
  • Can I use my kitchen easily and safely?
  • Is my bathroom convenient and safe?
  • Does the furniture arrangement in my home suit my needs?
  • How conveniently can I do the laundry?
  • Are all controls in the house accessible and easy to use?

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Universal Design

Considers human needs and abilities throughout the life span, serving the entire population regardless of age, stature, size or physical ability. Everyone benefits. Some features include:

  • Lighting targeted for specific tasks
  • Color selection to define spaces for people with visual problems
  • Non-slip flooring
  • Easy-open cabinetry
  • Wider doorways
  • Reinforced walls for grab bars and stair rails
  • Electrical outlets within easy reach while sitting or standing
  • Thoughtful kitchen and bath designs
  • Flat thresholds
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Adaptable Design

Modifications are those that are specific to the needs of the individual as a result of changing physical and mental conditions. Some examples include:

  • A portable shower seat
  • Adjustable counters and sinks
  • Adjustable closet rods
  • Locator lights on switches
  • Off-set hinges
  • Modular ramps
  • Sliding shelving at appropriate heights
  • Adaptive equipment such as reachers, raised toilet seats, personal care aids, transfer aids and home accessories
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Permanent Design

These are modifications that are not adjustable or easily removed, but can greatly increase independence, quality of life and ease caregiver responsibility. Some examples include:

  • Transfer or roll-in shower
  • Grab bars
  • Stair glides
  • Lift systems
  • Ramps
  • Elevators
  • Low pile carpet for ease of wheelchair or walker mobility

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