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Top 5 Home Upgrades for Wheelchairs

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Just because you experience mobility limitations, it does not mean you have to experience accessibility limitations in your own home. Ensuring your home is up fit to accommodate your mobility accessibility needs is vital to feeling comfortable and confident in your wheelchair. Whether manual or motorized, we have composed a list of the top five upgrades you can make to your home to help make your living space more mobility accessible.

Stair lifts

Stair lifts are a practical and economical solution for those who are unable to walk up and down stairs or are bound to wheelchairs. More cost effective than moving to an assisted living community, stair lifts take you to any level of our home with ease, comfort and safety. At Patriot Mobility, we can accommodate virtually every staircase shape, size, stair count and angle. We even offer outdoor stair lifts for your outdoor entertainment space needs! You do not have to lose your independence simply because you cannot climb stairs, you just need a stair lift.

VPLs

Vertical Platform Lifts are often considered a commercial product, but there are a variety of models for residential uses that make it a great option for many homes. Vertical Platform Lifts (VPLs) grant access to the porch, deck or floor to floor in compact areas without sacrificing space and surely not sacrificing accessibility to certain areas of your home.

Wheelchair Ramps

Wheelchair ramps are often one of the first upgrades made to home when mobility accessibly becomes a need. From folding ramps that you can travel with, to modular ramps that can be installed in a few hours to threshold ramps that provide the push needed to get over lower thresholds than stairs, Patriot Mobility’s experts can assist you in determining the best ramp for your residential space’s needs.

Grab Bars

Grab bars, often referred to as safety rails, shower bars, secure rails and handrails, are essential to making your home work for your mobility needs. Grab bars are easy to install and should be placed in areas where wheelchair transfers will be made such as bathrooms near the toilet and/or shower and bedrooms.

Wider Door frames

An upgrade often overlooked when it comes to mobility accessibility home modifications are the door frames. The correct size for a wheelchair used to comfortable fit through a doorway is 32 inches wide, however doorways are normally only 23-27 inches wide. If the doors are too narrow, you may need to remove the door and trim to resize the doorway properly.Patriot Mobility is a full service veteran owned mobility company with several VA contracts and over 20 years of experience in the industry. Our purpose is to make life’s simple destinations bigger than the journey while empowering our customers with the best products and services that leads them to independence.