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Ways You Can Increase Mobility for a Loved One with Disability

ways-you-can-increase-mobility-for-a-loved-one-with-disabilityLiving with a disability can be difficult, especially if most establishments and infrastructures only cater to non-disabled people. Stairs, narrow entryways, and slippery floors are just some that pose a challenge for mobility-challenged people.

As such, let us destroy the stigma of casting a blind eye toward disability. Not all people are capable of living “normal” lives. We are all unique and we all have completely varying needs. Let us start at home, where loved ones with disabilities can live peacefully and freely.

Allow our home care in Arlington, Virginia, to share some tips on how you can make a handicap-accessible home. Through years of service, we have gathered the following ways to make living life at home easy and breezy.

  • Install ramps for loved ones using a wheelchair and widen doorways.
  • Place stairlifts to easily transport your loved one up and down the stairs.
  • Remove barriers in the restroom and bathroom by replacing tiles with non-slip surfaces. If you can, place grab bars and handles to provide support and balance.
  • Replace doorknobs with push/pull bars or press lever handles.
  • Change your indoor layout. Rearrange furniture to tidy up the space and increase space for mobility.
  • Rethink your rugs and thick carpeting. They can be a tripping hazard for everyone. Consider hardwood flooring, vinyl, or ceramic tile.
  • Lowering appliances can help disabled loved ones move freely and help with chores around the house.
  • Enlist the aid of private care to provide supervision for loved ones who require special care.

My Privilege Home Care LLC accepts Medicaid and Medicare in Virginia to help support your care plan. Should you want to learn more about home care for seniors of people with disability, please feel free to send us a message!

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