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Can I Make My Dad’s House Wheelchair Accessible?

Senior Care Fresno CA - Can I Make My Dad's House Wheelchair Accessible?

Senior Care Fresno CA – Can I Make My Dad’s House Wheelchair Accessible?

Your senior dad needs a wheelchair while he recovers from a surgery. You’ve been told that he’ll need a wheelchair for the rest of his life after a stroke. Moving to a new apartment or home may be easier, but he doesn’t want to move. Is it possible to make his house wheelchair accessible? Here are the things you need to consider.

Is His Home One Level?

How does your dad go into his house? Is the door level to the ground or is it higher? If there are stairs leading up to a doorway, a wheelchair ramp is necessary.

Ramp requirements state that for every 30 feet of length, the ramp must be flat so that the user can rest. The grade cannot be more than a one-inch incline for each foot of length. If there… Continue reading