When it comes to having an accessible home, the best advice we can give you is to think ahead !
Families often call us after mom has fallen for the second or third time. We want to be able to prevent you or your loved one from that happening in the first place.
This is why I was immediately sucked in to this article from Momentum, the magazine for the Nation MS Society. The article has stories of individuals with MS. Read below to learn from their experience.
After Anthony Andrade noticed difficulty going up and down stairs, he got a ramp. Anthony says, “Now I can drive my electric wheelchair up the ramp. It’s so much easier getting in and out of the house. And I can be home by myself.”
Another women diagnosed with MS, Retta Yorns mentioned this, “I knew things would become more difficult for me, so we started making certain adaptations." She renovated the bathroom and kitchen, as well as the doorways and floors throughout her house to make them more accessible. “I’m not using a wheelchair now, but I’m trying to think ahead,” Yorns says.
“Often people don’t want to do something until they need it, But you want to stay ahead of the curve, even if you don’t need it right now.”
Check out the article here.