You are proud to be married to your best friend. The fact that you have been able to enjoy more than 50 years of being married means that you have had a chance to share many joys, as well as sorrows. The challenges that you are not facing, however, rank right up there with some of the most difficult challenges you have ever faced. A sudden stroke has significantly limited your husband’s mobility, and the fact that you both really want to stay in the family home means that you have some real work to do.
The fact that you are working with a contractor who has experience with installing wheelchair lifts for homes, as well as making other adaptations like handicap accessible bathroom modifications. The emotional toll of your husband’s stroke is difficult to handle, but it is comforting to know that the physical changes that need to happen at your home are progressing. Knowing that a qualified and experienced contractor who is well versed in accessibility standards gives you a visible sense of the progress that is being made, while you are trying to navigate the difficult emotions that are also involved.
Wheelchair Lifts for Homes Allow Many Residents to Stay in Their Own Houses
Nearly 53 million Americans live with a disability today. The latest studies indicate that the most common disability is associated with limited mobility, and these people dealing with mobility issues depend on modifications that can be made to a home. And while many of these modifications are rather complex, some contractors specialize in these carefully regulated installations.
Unfortunately, nearly 235,000 people every year experience injuries in the bathroom, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For this reason, many of the home modifications that need to be made are in the bathroom. From accessible showers to a number of other bathroom accessibility products, modifying a bathroom is an important and necessary step in allowing people to stay in the homes after a strike, an accident, or a fall.
Finding a way to stay in a home is key to happiness for many Americans.