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This post will provide you with helpful advice for adjusting yours, or a relatives, home to suit specific disability needs.

Home adjustments can directly improve the life of disabled individuals. Such benefits consist of improving the ease of day to day activities, improved mobility throughout the home, greater independence in the form of, for example, adapted kitchen appliances or a stair lift.

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Where disabled persons need to use wheelchairs, it must be ensured that all doors in the home are broad enough to allow for the width of the wheelchair. There must be no door jams or sills that obstruct movement of these chairs.

Steps must have ramps on one side that have a slope that can be easily negotiated by the disabled person. Turning points within hallways and rooms must be free from obstructions. Furniture must be placed in such a way that it never hinders the wheelchair.

For upper floor entries, wheel chair lifts are an easy solution, though the safety aspect of these have to be given adequate attention. Where the disabled person does not use a wheel chair, proper hand holds must be provided at critical spots, which can assist the personís movement.

Adapting wash rooms for disabled individuals can be quite a long process. Ensuring that a disabled person can use the washroom without any external help is the fundamental goal. There are a number of alternatives in terms of walk-in showers, surrounded by a splash curtain, or even custom baths that feature electric lifts. A non-slip floor is a vital part of any wash room, this will ensure safe navigation. Many disabled friendly wash rooms feature a cable panic cable that's either directly linked to an external emergency support service or an internal speaker within the home.

The relocation of electrical fittings in a home will improve the ease of reach for disabled persons. If this continues to be a hindrance, possible alternatives, such as electronic remote control devices can help in operation of the gadgets.

DanielMcNamara
Easy Mobility Services

23/05/2013
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