I’m showing you how to make your house wheelchair accessible or handicapped accessible. You may need to temporarily provide access for a wheelchair in your home. I am going to help you prepare your house for a wheelchair by giving you wheelchair hacks that worked for us. I’m dividing your house into 4 stations.
We took the doors off of the bathrooms…and by we I mean a friend named Jerry. Our walker would not fit through the bathroom door, but the wheelchair did.
In the video above, I’ve divided your house into four stations for your wheelchair. I promise the video will help you and your family member!
Power strips at each station
Anti-bacterial sanitizer for when you come back from doc or errands
Purse and wallet and credit cards
Water bottle, Aluminum cups
Padded Computer College board for eating
String tied to fan or overhead light so can turn off fan if cold or on if hot
Clothes and one shoe for night – getting to the bathroom that’s easy to slip on her foot
We just kept rubber gloves and clorox spray to clean it out in the tub
Clothes Pin or Clip for connecting the phone charger wire up close because he may not be able to reach that far down to get the wire. We clipped his to the lamp wire.
Clothes and a tennis shoe on the bed, towel, brush
Basket for dirty clothes and one for clean clothes
Deep cereal bowls are good because they can tilt without spilling. Shallow spill with the slightest of bumps
Tongs – to pick up items that fall and you cannot bend over far enough
Large pitcher if have to fill animal’s bowl with water or food or cut a gallon jug. Trick: Use them upside down for food.
What We Used:
I’m linking these items to help you and your family member.
Potty that has a bucket and is on a walker base – the base is super sturdy!
Walker Basket – Velcro
Lanyard – Note: we used one that we had laying around the house
Armrest Bag and Organizer
We have this Walker, but it’s more expensive. We tried our best to move the wheels to the inside, and they don’t budge. Two men tried as well. But these walkers are very sturdy for family members who get off balance easily.
Wire Basket for Your Walker
My Liquids Bag for Airline Travel
Fixer Upper Trip – what to do
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