Making your home more accessible for wheelchair users is an important step in ensuring that everyone can live comfortably and safely in their own space. If the goal is to remain in the home, a few modifications, especially in the most frequented rooms or areas, can help ensure it is easy to navigate and safe to use regardless of disability or physical limitation. Here are some tips on how to make your home more accessible:
1. Install accessible doorways – Installing wider doorways will make it easier for wheelchairs to pass through without having to maneuver around tight corners or small spaces. Make sure that the doorway has enough clearance for both manual and motorized wheelchairs so that access points are fully accessible.
2. Make your kitchen wheelchair-friendly – Ensure that all working and storage surfaces are designed for wheelchair access with lowered counters and cabinets and extended handles on appliances like refrigerators and ovens. Install a pull-out countertop to provide extra space when needed.
3. Install an accessible bathroom – Swap out standard tubs and showers for roll-in showers or wheelchair-accessible bathtubs with grab bars and adjustable showerheads so that wheelchairs can move around easily in the bathroom. Additionally, make sure that the toilet seat height allows for easy transfer to and from a wheelchair.
4. Upgrade indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate wheelchairs – If you have a yard or other outdoor space, you’ll want to make sure that it is wheelchair-accessible too. Make sure the surface material is level and slip-resistant, install ramps for any steps, and provide plenty of wide paths so those using mobility equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, and canes, can move around easily.
The PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System is designed to provide the perfect pathway into your home to ensure that it meets accessibility requirements for individuals with limited mobility. It has been developed with safety and accessibility in mind to ensure that everyone who uses the ramp system is able to gain full access to the home, safely and conveniently. The PATHWAY 3G also offers added features such as side rail curbs, slip-resistant surfaces, and handrail options for added support and stability. With the PATHWAY 3G Modular Access System, you can rest assured that access to your home is safe for all occupants and visitors.
This modular access system makes it easier for those with disabilities to easily move around the home without worrying about obstacles or falls caused by uneven surfaces. With the PATHWAY 3G system in place, people with limited mobility can gain full access to their homes while reducing any risks associated with unsafe pathways. Additionally, its customizable design helps make it suitable for various heights and can accommodate a wide range of spatial layouts.
By taking these simple steps, you can make your home more accessible for wheelchair users and ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone who visits. With a few adjustments, your home should be ready to accommodate mobility device users with ease!