To meet your functional needs, it is essential to make your home wheelchair accessible. Accessibility, however, is only one project component. Your design is also shaped by many elements, such as the home’s location, lot characteristics, number of bedrooms, floor plans, architectural style, and construction cost. A successful project must address all these considerations.
As we grow older, many of us begin to experience difficulty seeing, hearing, remembering, or getting around. As these changes take place, it's a good idea to make adjustments to the home environment to help maintain or improve our quality of life.
Do you know how to modify your home to continue to live independently? AARP's Long-Term Care and Independent Living Program has developed a checklist that helps you spot problems and gives you ideas for improvement.