Improving Access to Home Entrances
Whether it is a front, garage, or patio door, there should be a safe and easy way to get in and out of the house. If you have steps going to your front door, check to make sure they are not loose or uneven. Is there adequate lighting or motion sensors? A hand rail for wobbly Uncle Walter? Fortunately, there are couple different solutions for raised entryways such as porches and decks and for smaller barriers, such as a threshold.
An aluminum modular wheelchair ramp is one of the most common home access solutions for wheelchair and power chair users. There are minimal modifications required and you can have one professionally installed within days. Aluminum wheelchair ramps are customized for each home to ensure a safe entrance for the person in need.
They are also weatherproof, making it a perfect solution in the winter for the regions we serve . You can use ice melt on aluminum ramps if the only ingredient is magnesium chloride.
A wheelchair lift is a great option when access to a raised entrance of the home, such as a porch, is limited. They provide a simple means of access and can help wheelchair and power chair users to gain back their independence. These types of lifts are more permanent solutions as they have a much longer turnaround time than ramps and cannot be rented.
Smaller thresholds can make it difficult to access entryways for those who use wheelchairs, scooters, or walkers. It is a minimal barrier, but it still prevents the wheels of a wheelchair or walker from rolling over it with ease. There are rubber and aluminum threshold ramps that can be easily obtained to prevent a threshold from limiting safe access to your home.
Provide a Safe & Convenient Way to Navigate the Stairs
Getting up and down a staircase can be very difficult when balance, mobility or strength has become limited. Stairways are a place where accidents commonly happen, and those can often lead to serious injuries. Regardless if it is a staircase that leads to bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs, or laundry room in the basement, it is important to provide a safe means for navigating it.
One of the simplest and most cost-effective solutions to make the stairs easier to navigate is a stair lift. It can usually be installed within a day or two if the staircase is straight, and will provide a safe way to navigate between floor levels with a push of a button. There are multiple features and options to enhance safety, and the rail is mounted to the stair treads, allowing family members to still use the stairs by foot.
Stair lifts can be installed on straight staircases, and ones that have curves, turns or landings, both indoors and outdoors.
Improve Safety in the Bathroom
Wet floors and surfaces are common in the bathroom, which is one of the reasons it is the room in the home where most falls occur each year. Both the toilet and either bath and shower can become difficult and unsafe for people with limited mobility and/or balance issues. There are several simple solutions to improve safety, such as a built-in grab bar or safety pole (not the ones with suction cups!) that can be installed within a day.
In addition, there are larger modifications, such as a barrier free shower, and walk-in tubs. Both are long-term solutions that provide and safe and accessible way to bathe.
Home renovations are an exciting event that can transform your old and outdated home into a space you and your family will love for years to come. Without needing to relocate, you can have the home of your dreams and do it all within your budget. But how can you create your ideal home and stay in your budget?
At Home Mobility Pros, we work closely with you to create customized spaces that are tailored to your specific needs and desires. Providing the fastest quotes possible, we work efficiently so you can get started with your home renovation project as soon as possible. Working in real-time, we adjust home remodeling designs to fit your specific needs and order materials from the most respected suppliers in the nation for sustainable and quality home renovations that leave your home looking great for years to come.
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