As people age, it becomes more difficult for them to move through homes and public spaces easily. Reduced vision, reduced muscle mass and strength, and joint stiffness can make it difficult for older people to climb stairs, reach high shelves and cabinets, and step into showers and bathtubs.
When an older person is in a wheelchair, these difficulties are magnified. Sometimes, it is necessary to make substantial renovations to a home in order to make it possible for the individual to remain living in the home. If you share your home with a loved one with mobility issues, speak with an experienced builder about how you can renovate your home to make it more accessible for him or her.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) created legal guidelines for public buildings to follow in order to make them accessible to individuals with disabilities. These requirements include wheelchair ramps and door width requirements to make it possible for wheelchair-bound individuals to move through them.
Sometimes, a full remodel of your home is not feasible. When this is the case, other ways you can make your home more accessible to an older resident include:
As we age, our needs change. We often need to have our living spaces adapted for our comfort and safety. To learn more about how you can remodel your home to make it a safer environment for your aging loved ones, contact our team of construction professionals at Doppler Construction, Inc. today to schedule your free consultation with us.
If you have questions or would like a free estimate we’d love to hear from you. Call us today at 219-661-1011 to see what Doppler Construction can do for you and your family.