Getting old is never fun, but that doesn’t mean your quality of life and independence has to suffer as a result. We continuously see people begin to make their homes more handicapped accessible, every single day. This allows for people to continue to live independently for a longer amount of time, continue to do the things that they love and reside in the home that they’ve made many memories in. You don’t need to move out of your home just because you need it to be more handicapped accessible. There are additions that we can work into your home so that you can navigate with ease. This will allow you to do what you enjoy, reduce the risk of injury and keep your quality of life high.
Railings and Grab Bars
Grab bars and railings are one of the easiest handicap additions that we add to so many homes. Think of the difference something a grab bar can make when you want help getting on and off of the couch or in and out of bed. Just going up and down stairs can be a real danger when you do not have a railing either. We can work with you to get a railing installed so that the risk of fall and industry is minimized as much as possible. Railings help with balance a great deal.
The older that we get the harder it is to do things such as the stairs into our homes. What if you could bypass the stairs and have something that was a bit easier to manage? This is where an entry ramp comes into play. Now, if you have a powered wheelchair or just a regular wheelchair, it can go up the ramp and into the house without any issues at all. Entry ramps can make living in a home that requires some stairs to get up it that much more handicapped accessible and is one of the easier handicap additions Jacksonville FL homeowners choose.
When it is too dangerous to even use a railing to get up and down the stairs, stair lifts are another thing that can be installed. You probably have seen stair lifts advertised on television before and they really do perform as advertised. When you live in a home that is multiple stories this can be pretty much a requirement as you get older to get up and down those stairs.
Taking a bath is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable activities that you can do. As you get older, it may become increasingly difficult to get yourself in and out of the tub. We can help you by installing a walk-in tub. This saves you from the risk of stepping over and into the tub and potentially falling or getting injured.
Wider Doorways and Hallways
Wheelchairs and walkers have become second nature to us as we’ve become older. But we need to look into the future, you may potentially have a home that has narrow hallways or doorways, which are hard to maneuver around with these instruments. Handicap additions can entail widening doorways and hallways to help with this.
Not only will your home be more handicap accessible, but these additions will also increase the value of your home. Even if you aren’t at the point of becoming handicapped, making small changes over small periods of time will ensure that your house remains safe, you remain independent for longer and retain a quality of life that’s worth living.