January 11, 2022 Louise Savoie

Essential Modifications for a Wheelchair-Accessible Home

Essential Modifications for a Wheelchair-Accessible Home

Your home should be a safe and warm space that you enjoy. For families with a loved one who uses a wheelchair, general construction may be required to modify the home and improve their living situation. Through home modifications like ramp construction, there is increased comfort, security, and ease of access.

Here, we explore different modifications to make your home wheelchair-accessible:

  • Entryway ModificationsThe ability to get in and out of the home is crucial to maintain relationships and perform everyday tasks. However, traditional home designs and stairs can make this challenging for an individual in a wheelchair. A wheelchair-accessible home should have at least one entryway with no stairs. This includes installing a ramp in New Jersey to increase accessibility.
  • Bathroom ModificationsBathrooms should have wide entryways and enough space inside for individuals in a wheelchair to turn around without impairment. Assistive devices like grab bars can be installed to make the transition from the wheelchair to the toilet or bathtub much easier. Wheel-in showers can also be installed to replace traditional bathtubs.
  • Stair ModificationsIndividuals in wheelchairs are often limited to one level of the home. If you live in a multi-level home, however, consider making stair modifications to allow access to other areas. Stairlifts and even elevators can be installed to increase accessibility and safety.

With over 20 years of experience, Mobility Construction is your go-to provider of innovative accessibility solutions. Increase accessibility in your home and accommodate your loved one’s needs through a wheelchair ramp installation in Freehold, New Jersey. Reach out to us at your earliest convenience to get started.

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