Last Updated on September 20, 2012
If you have parents or in-laws who utilize a wheelchair, it is important to make sure that your home is comfortable and accessible for them. Whether your in-laws are moving into your home or simply coming for a visit, Williams Lift Company can provide the necessary mobility aids for your home.
- Provide Easy Entry
Make sure that the path leading to your door is smooth and free of obstacles. If you have steps or a curb leading to your door, install a wheelchair ramp. It is important to make sure that your home’s entry way is accessible to ensure that those in wheelchairs can freely enter and exit the house.
- Ensure Bathroom Safety
The bathroom can be one of the most dangerous areas in your home for those with impaired mobility. Install grab bars next to the toilet and shower to ensure that your guest can safely use these facilities. You should also consider turning down your water heater, as it is difficult for someone with impaired mobility to quickly exit the shower if the water temperature suddenly changes.
- Make Appliances Accessible
Be sure that any kitchen appliances that your in-laws may wish to use are easily accessible. You may also want to provide lower shelves in the refrigerator for your in-laws’ use. In addition, make sure that there are easily accessible electrical outlets available in your kitchen and throughout your home.
- Remove Rugs
Floor rugs, especially those that are thick, can sometimes be difficult to move over for those in wheelchairs. Consider temporarily or permanently removing these rugs or replacing them with thinner options.
- Rent or Purchase a Stair lift
If you have a stairway in your home, a stair lift or a wheelchair lift can provide those in wheelchairs with complete mobility. You can rent these lifts for in-laws who are visiting or have them permanently installed in your home.
The mobility equipment supplied by Williams Lift Company can ensure that your in-laws’ stay is a comfortable one. To learn more about the mobility supplies that we provide, call us today at (908) 322-7070.