When you invite anyone into your home, they should be able to travel through around your property regardless of their mobile ability. Whether a member of your family or a guest has difficulty walking or is bound to a wheelchair, they should still be able to access your home easily. You should want anyone in your home to be safe at all times regardless of their physical ability. Luckily, there are a few simple modifications you can make to your home so that it is accessible to anyone with a mobile impairment.
When making modifications to your home, you want to make at least one entrance accessible to anyone with a mobile impairment. The best way to do so is to install a ramp right outside your home leading to a door. You want someone to enter your home easily without having to walk up steps. Fortunately, our sister company, Preferred Mobility, can install high-quality ramps on any type of property.
If you or a family member uses a wheelchair to travel, then you need to make sure each doorway in your home is wide enough. When modifying each doorway, make sure that it is at least 32 inches wide to accommodate the average wheelchair. If you are tight on space, it is best to adjust each door so that it swings outward and not inward, allowing for more space to enter.
One necessary adjustment you should make to your home is adding grab bars, specifically in the bathroom. When someone with a mobile disability is using the shower or bathtub, they should be able to grab on to a bar to prevent them from slipping and falling. Grab bars are a device that can make any room safe for an individual with a mobile impairment. They are simple to install in any room in your home.
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For 11 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.
For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of our equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!