CURE NATION: If you’re struggling with making your house, apartment or favorite getaway more accessible, try these tricks that won’t break the bank and don’t require a full remodel!
Looking for ways to improve your home’s accessibility, but working on a budget? See the following ideas below that won’t break the bank and can help you enjoy more comfort and access at home.
1. Change Your Door Handles to Help with Limited Hand Dexterity
Twisting a door knob can be difficult for anyone with limited hand dexterity, whether it’s due to SCI or simply arthritis. Switching out your door knobs to ones with handles can make door opening easier.
2. Add Sliding Cabinet Storage Options
Overhauling your cabinets to make adjustable, slide-out shelves can be expensive, and a big project to take on. That’s why we were thrilled to find these sliding cabinet storage options that sit on your shelves and slide out to give you better access to household goods.
3. Try Offset Door Hinges to Expand Doorways
You may not be able to build out wider doorways in your home right now, or maybe you are in a temporary residence. If that’s the case, try adding offset door hinges to your entryways instead.
Offset door hinges can add up to 2 inches of extra clearance to almost any doorway.
4. Sensor-Triggered Lighting
Make sure your lamps are touchable or turn on in response to sound or motion so that the person with the disability can turn lights on and off when no one is around to help them. Traditional light switches on lamps can be very hard to twist on.
Bonus tip: Use a catheter that reduces your need for transfers
We understand that bathrooms can be some of the hardest places to navigate in homes that weren’t designed for accessibility. That’s why Cure Medical created the M14XL extra long catheter!
This 25-inch-long Cure catheter eliminates the need for extension tubing and may also save you from having to transfer onto a hard-to-reach commode.
M14XL EXTRA LONG INTERMITTENT CATHETER W/ POCKET-SIZED PACKAGING
To request free samples of the Cure Medical® Extra Long Pocket Catheter or any Cure Medical catheter, contact your local distributor of quality healthcare products, or click here.
MOre resources for home accessibility
We aren’t experts on accessible homes and inclusive designs, but our friend Rosemarie Rosetti certainly is! Look at her site and this story for more ideas that can improve your comfort and access at home.
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