Having a properly modified home can make living with a wheelchair much more enjoyable. A home should be comfortable and welcoming, but having to overcome physical barriers can be very frustrating for you and your loved ones. Here are three changes you should consider as you try to make your home more wheelchair-friendly:
- Adjustments to furniture, accessories, and doors
There are many small, low-cost modifications that can be done quickly to make your house easier to navigate. Removing loose carpets, tying strings to doorknobs, shifting furniture, and using anti-slip mats in your bathtub are just a few examples of easy fixes.
- Installing ramps
Ramps come in all different shapes and sizes, and can be used in many parts of the house. These modifications will help wheelchair users enter and exit their home. Some small ramps are designed to allow wheelchair users to get over small bumps, such as near an outside door or sliding door. Larger ramps will help wheelchair users access front or back doors instead of having to pull their chairs up the stairs.
- Using a Stair lift
Stair lifts are excellent for multilevel homes. No more struggling to get up those stairs! Simply get onto the stair lift and ride up or down the stairway.
If you have any questions about which home accessibility solutions will work best for you, or if you think you’re ready to talk to a home accessibility expert about installing a stair lift, ramp, or any other device, contact Williams Lift Company. We have been serving North and Central New Jersey for over 60 years, and we now even serve residents and businesses in Staten Island! If you live in Bergen, Somerset, Union, Middlesex, Essex, Morris, or Passaic counties in NJ, or Staten Island, NY, then let us be your home or business accessibility experts. Visit our website for more information.