5 Easy Ways to Temporarily Wheelchair-Proof Your Home
There are countless reasons why you might need to temporarily provide access for a wheelchair in your home: recovery from a surgery or injury, caring for a visiting loved one, or accommodating for construction are just a few of the many reasons why you might experience a temporary restriction in mobility at home.
Whatever the reason, 101 Mobility has a solution! With the help of these simple tips, and with our wheelchair ramp, stairlift, and vertical lift rentals, you can have a wheelchair-ready home in no time.
1. Take a Step Back
Take some time to think about all the areas in your home that might be difficult for someone in a wheelchair. Do you have any rugs that are bulky or slip around? Any thresholds or steps where a ramp might be necessary? Try to fix these areas before they even become a problem.
If you’re not sure where to start, you can schedule a free on-site evaluation with a factory-certified service technician from 101 Mobility! Their professional assessment of your home will help you decide what mobility solution is right for you.
2. Going Up!
Stairs are very difficult for a wheelchair user to navigate. With the help of a stairlift of vertical platform lift rental from 101 Mobility, this no longer has to be the case. Whether you need access to your porch, your deck, or your interior stairway, a vertical platform lift or stair lift are both great options. If you choose a VPL, you don’t even need to exit your mobility device to operate the lift! As always, installation of a VPL or stair lift rental is preceded by a free in-home evaluation.
3. Clear the Way
Wheelchairs and scooters need clear, uninhibited pathways in order to operate. To make this possible in your home, it’s often helpful to get rid of clutter and re-organize your space. Get rid of the stacks of unread magazines and start putting shoes where they belong! This simple step will make all the difference to a wheelchair user.
4. Hang Ten
The bathroom can be a very dangerous place for individuals with mobility restrictions. The possibility of slipping and falling is very high, especially when getting in and out of the shower or bath. You can eliminate much of the risk with grab bars and safety frames. Putting non-skid surfaces in place is also a must-do, and try to do your best to keep all surfaces dry!
5. Keep Rolling
Life doesn’t stop when you have a temporary mobility restriction. For on-the-go accessibility, take a look at portable folding ramp rentals from 101 Mobility! These easy-to-transport ramps can go with you wherever you go, making it easier to access buildings that may otherwise be challenging to get into.
Whatever your temporary mobility needs, the team at your local 101 Mobility is ready to help. Call your local office today to find out more about what 101 Mobility can do for you!