Adele Segel, President of Relocate & Renovate, Inc. specializes in creating environments usable by people of all ages and abilities.
Here are things you can change in your home to meet mobility and strength challenges:
- Switch your faucet from a pull- to a lever-operated one or "hands-free" and you'll find that it's much easier to use.
- Cabinet shelves can be installed on rollers; no more hard-to-pull-out items or install cabinets on a remote.
- Lower the vent hood so controls can be within easier reach.
- Install appliances with easy touch controls; preferably in front of stove and one oven with two-doors.
- Raised dishwasher and washing machines for easier access.
- In the case of limited hand flexibility, switch out existing drawer pulls to stylish "arc" pulls that enable users to just slip their hand behind and pull gently.