If you or one of your family members has any type of physical or mental disability, you are far from alone. Disabilities are very common and many people are living full lives despite them. That being said, there are certain things in life that may be made more difficult for yo or your loved one.
One of the things that is affected most by disabilities is home life. Making your home easier to get around and more “user friendly” if you will, could help immensely for yourself or whoever has the disability. There are lots of ways to do this. For some examples, here are 3 ways to make your home more disability-friendly.
If the disability you are dealing with is a physical one, stairs are likely either highly annoying or completely impossible. In order to remedy this, install ramps wherever there are stairs so that the disabled family member can get up and down with ease, perhaps even when there isn’t anyone around to help them out. Ramps are very disability-friendly and much less expense than installing an elevator would be, making them a great option for your home.
Automate Your Home
Automating your home or turning it into a smart home may seem like a luxury, but actually it is a really great idea if any member of your household is disabled. Being able to control anything from the thermostat to the security cameras, lights, appliances, or other electronics from your phone or computer can help make life so much easier for anyone, but especially for someone who is disabled!
Just imagine how much more time you or your family member will be able to spend taking care of themselves without having to get up every time something needs to be done at home.
Install Hand Rails
This is another great tip for anyone living with a physical disability. Hand rails are your best friends in public, so why not install them in your own home as well? Put them in just about anywhere you need from the bathroom to the kitchen to the hallway, next to the bed, and everywhere in between!
Just make sure all hand rails in your home are installed by a professional. It is of utmost importance that they are extremely sturdy and can hold the enough weight, otherwise they could end up doing more harm than good.
Making your home disability friendly doesn’t have to be super stressful. In fact, it can be a lot of fun and the payoff will be wonderful once you see how much more accessible your house is. That way you can spend more time living and less time worrying! Good luck!