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Home Accessibility Safety Modification Services

Home Modification Tips

Home modifications allow individuals independent home living despite the lifestyle changes that come with disabilities and/or aging.


Need more immediate assistance with a return home?  We have the flexibility to assist with immediate needs such as a return home from hospitalization or rehabilitation, just give us a call at 608-335-6779 to discuss. 


Listed below are some home modification tips to help prevent trips and falls.  

  • Removing or securing all carpets and area rugs with double-sided tape
  • Placing reflective, nonskid tape on uncarpeted stairs
  • Rearranging all extension cords and phone cords so that they are out of the walkway
  • Installing handrails along both sides of all stairs
  • Place automatic, light-sensor lights on exterior and interior
  • Placing non-skid strips or decals in the tub or shower
  • Installing a shower seat or bench
  • Installing grab bars in the bathtub or shower
  • Placing a comfort height toilet seat to simplify the raising and lowering of themselves
  • Creating floor level entries to tubs and toilets
  • Installing a walk-in or no-threshold shower in place of an existing bathtub
  • Accommodate decreased hand dexterity and strength by:
  • Replacing doorknobs with lever handles
  • Replacing faucets with lever, touch or sensor-style faucets
  • Installing easy-to-grasp handles on drawers & cabinet doors
  • Use adjustable and low rods and shelves in closets and cabinets

Accommodate loss of balance and flexibility by minimizing bending and stretching in the following ways:

  • Place a bench or table near outside doors for placing packages while opening the door
  • Eliminate changes in floor heights
  • Create floor level entries to tubs and toilets
  • Install hand-held showerheads and grab bars
  • Replacing faucets with lever, touch or sensor-style faucets
  • Modify cupboards to have slide in, slide out drawers or shelves
  • Modify kitchen appliances; for example a dishwasher can be elevated for better accessibility
  • Modify countertops and sinks
  • Accommodate wheelchairs by:
  • Widening Doorways
  • Installing Ramps for a step-free entrance into your home
  • Using hard surfaces for flooring 
  • Eliminating changes in floor heights
  • Installing a walk-in or no-threshold shower in place of an existing bathtub
  • Installing hand-held showerheads and grab bars
  • Modify countertops and sinks
  • Use a front-loading washer, and place the washer, dryer, shelves and work surfaces at reachable heights


Accessibility Plus can assist you or a loved one with conducting an in-home safety assessment and implementing any needed home modifications.  


Contact us today to set up your no obligation appointment!


home modification tips

home modification tips