Patient Resource Center

123 Capcom Avenue, Suite 3 Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587 Tel: 919-570-5277 Fax: 919-570-5377

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Home Modification Guide

Modifying Your Home

Modify Your Home, Room by Room

Modifying the home can be as simple as picking up throw rugs (tripping hazards) or more complex – widening doorways, installing a "curbless" shower, changing door handles to levers, installing "rocker" light switches or opening up interior space to make it more accessible and practical for individuals who use mobility equipment.

Some of the most common home modifications include:

  • Grab bars in bathrooms
  • Ramps, both interior and exterior
  • Stair lifts
  • Door widening
  • Walk-in tubs/barrier-free showers
  • Full bath remodels
  • Ceiling lifts
  • Porch lifts
  • Accessible room additions
  • Floor coverings to accommodate wheelchair use

There are many simple modifications that can increase the safety and convenience of any home. More people are choosing to stay in their homes as they age. By implementing some of these creative solutions to mobility and daily living challenges, you or your loved ones can maintain independence with safety and confidence.

Home Modifications