BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATES
Who is helped by home modifications?
Many people living with disabilities, who are older, or both, find it difficult or impossible to get into or around their homes without help. There may be steps to the front entrance and the doorways might be too narrow. Stairs are a barrier for individuals who use wheelchairs and for those with limited leg strength.Bathrooms frequently lack sufficient room for wheelchair use and have other barriers that make them difficult or impossible to use without help. Sinks, stoves, and light switches are generally too high. Home Modifications allow individuals to move about their homes more easily and enable them to choose to remain living in their homes.
What is a home modification?
A Home Modification is an adaptation to a residence that increases ease of use, safety, comfort, security, and independence. Major modifications include ramps, chair lifts, stair glides, roll-in showers, and lowered countertops. Minor, and less expensive, modifications include grab bars, widened doorways, better lighting, hand held showers, and lever door handles.
Why are home modifications important?
Home Modifications make the home easier, safer, and more comfortable to use for all family members and visitors, regardless of ability or age. They also facilitate care giving. They can allow people to remain in their homes longer without having to move into an institutional facility, thus losing their independence and control over their living environment.
For more information about B.E.S.T. Home Modification Evaluations,
please contact Karen at (914) 708-6548 or Karen@best-associates.co