Some simple design changes can make your home much more accessible and safer for everyone. We will schedule a free in-home consultation to let you know how we can help improve your home to fit your needs. We have many options and can help find the right products for you. Here are some ideas that can make a big difference:
Exterior Doors and Wheelchair Ramps – We can build concrete or wood ramps, or special order permanant or portable ramps. A package shelf next to the door will allow for you to set items down while you open the door.
Add an intercom system at the front door, and throughout your home.
We can install automatic door openers on exterior and interior doors, and make doors easier to use by installing lever handles rather than door knobs. Automatic door openers operate by using a remote control to open the door, and they can still be opened and closed normally.
Interior Doors - Interior doorways can be widened to be 32 or 36 inches wide, and bathroom doors can be installed to open outward so that family members can be helped if they fall. Pocket doors are also easy to use since they are not on hinges and instead slide into the wall to be completely out of the way.
Shower grab bars – We install grab bars in shower and tub areas, as well as near toilets and places that you need support while stepping up or down.
Electrical – We can install touch lights that can be added to closets, stairways, entry areas, and anywhere else that you could use more light. We can also change switches to be automatic, raise electrical outlets, and install long life bulbs that do not need to be replaced as often. Extra lighting can be installed outside to allow for greater visibility on walkways.
Flooring – Wood, tile, or low pile carpet are great options for people who use wheelchairs or walkers. Gel-pro mats are great for people suffering from joint pain while standing. These mats can be placed on any hard surface floors to make standing more comfortable.
Stair lifts – Stair lifts offer a safe, reliable and comfortable way of using your stairs. Your lift can be taylored to your staircase to meet your needs whether your staircase is straight or goes around corners. Some of the features are: The swivel feature which allows you to turn safely onto the top landing, easy to use hand controls, safety sensors that stop the lift if there are any obstructions, adjustable seatbelts, and the lifts fold up when not in use. We can install sterling stairlifts, acorn stairlifts, or any other stair lift that you order.
Handrails – In addition to stairways, handrails can also be installed in long hallways and other living areas.
Walkways – Walkways should be cleared and repaired if necessary. We can repair or replace broken concrete that can be a trip hazard.
Bedrooms – We can install super-bar poles or trapeze bars that will make it easier to get out of bed. We can also install easier to use closet organizers at the correct height.