Home Modification Options
When thinking about home modifications ask yourself these simple questions:
- Are all controls in the house accessible and easy to use?
- Can I move around my home easily and safely?
- Can I move from my house to the street with ease?
- Can I use my kitchen easily and safely?
- Does the furniture arrangement in my home suit my needs?
- How conveniently can I do the laundry?
- Is my bathroom convenient and safe?
We Have the Solutions for You
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:
- Color selection to define spaces for people with visual problems
- Easy-open cabinetry
- Electrical outlets within easy reach while sitting or standing
- Flat thresholds
- Lighting targeted for specific tasks
- Non-slip flooring
- Reinforced walls for grab bars and stair rails
- Thoughtful kitchen and bath designs
- Wider doorways
Modifications are those that are specific to the needs of the individual as a result of changing physical and mental conditions. Some examples include:
- Adaptive equipment such as reachers, raised toilet seats, personal care aids, transfer aids and home accessories
- Adjustable closet rods
- Adjustable counters and sinks
- A portable shower seat
- Locator lights on switches
- Modular ramps
- Off-set hinges
- Sliding shelving at appropriate heights
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:
- Grab bars
- Lift systems
- Low pile carpet for ease of wheelchair or walker mobility
- Stair glides
- Transfer or roll-in shower