Making your home or apartment wheelchair accessible in a city setting presents it’s own challenges. If you are moving to Washington DC, or have just recently begun using a wheelchair, there are some solutions that can make your life easier. Let’s look at some common things that can make your life easier, especially living in the city.
Whether you use a wheelchair, a scooter, or a walker, being able to get around as easily as possible is essential. But if you are new to the city, you’ll quickly realize how precious space is, so having a more streamlined scooter or wheelchair will save you time, energy, and frustrations. Another consideration in the city is the durability of your wheelchair’s tires. City sidewalks and streets tend to have cracks and damage, which could make getting around more difficult for you, if you don’t have the right wheelchair or scooter. Speaking with a professional about your particular living environment can help you determine what mobility equipment is best for you in your new home.
Homecare aids, such as chair lifts, hospital beds, and bathroom equipment can also be a lifesaver in a small city apartment. But like with the wheelchair or scooter, saving space is everything. Additionally, many older Washington DC apartments and buildings are dated and less handicap accessible than others, so some homecare aids can help remedy that problem, and help you remain independent. Working with a knowledgeable Washington DC wheelchair store can help you determine what homecare aids would be most beneficial for your particular situation.
If you are moving into a more permanent home, some simple mobility home modifications could make your life much simpler. Installing ramps in your home can help you get around easier, without a need for lifts to get in and out of the home. Grab bars in the bathroom can help you remain independent and safe, and bathroom and kitchen remodeling can make your life simpler. By lowering countertops and cabinets in both bathrooms and kitchens, you’ll be able to utilize the space better. If you are new to the Washington DC area, or are just moving into a new apartment or home, Freedom Mobility is here to help. We understand that your independence is of utmost importance, and your ease of mobility essential. For help with mobility devices and home accessibility modifications, give Freedom Mobility a call today!