Times come up where you may need to find yourself customizing your Phoenix home. This could be to help expand your home for kids, to help take care of an aging parent, or even to adapt your home for wheelchair friendliness. Sometimes an accident puts someone in a wheelchair for an extended period of time. Other ailments can make someone wheelchair bound the rest of his or her life. However, not all homes are wheelchair friendly. If you find yourself customizing your Phoenix home for a wheelchair, here are some things to keep in mind.
Your Doorways May Not Be Wide Enough for a Wheelchair
Most people do not realize that standard doorways are not wide enough for some wheelchairs. This is because most people do not work with or use wheelchairs on a daily basis in their home. Some wheelchairs are narrow, but not all. You may need to have the doorways of your home widened to fit a larger wheelchair. If you only need the wheelchair in your home temporarily, then overall wheelchair friendliness may not be a big deal. However, if this is the beginning of an ongoing change, your doorways need addressing.
Bathrooms Need to Be Adapted for Wheelchair Friendliness
One of the most commonly used rooms by all people is the bathroom. However, wheelchair friendliness is not a common trait among bathrooms in general. What you want is sinks that can be rolled up to, to use. Plus, you need a shower that your loved one can roll both into and out of. This allows them to keep up with their hygiene and keeps their independence intact. You should also get a shower head that is able to be brought down and held in their hand. Some showers are even set up with lower, smaller shower heads to help the person get clean. These are heads that are adjustable in terms of height, spray, and direction.