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18 recommended home modifications for MS
« on: December 17, 2017, 03:47:04 pm »
From Multiple Sclerosis News Today, December 14, 2017:

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18 Common Home Modifications to Improve Life With MS

Wendy Henderson



As your MS progresses, you may find it necessary to make some modifications to your home to make it safer and more accessible. Such alterations can vastly improve the quality of life for people living with the disease, allowing them to regain some independence and making life more comfortable.

Here are some common home modifications you may want to consider from the National MS Society:

Home Entrance

~Widened doorways and hall

~Ramp or access without steps

~Covered entrances

Bathroom

~Raised toilet

~Lever-operated faucets

~Grab bars outside shower and bathtub

~Low or no-threshold shower

~Shower chair

Kitchen

~Lowered counters

~Creating space underneath counter tops to accommodate a wheelchair

~Front-loading appliances

~Raised dishwashers

~Front control ranges

~Side-by-side refrigerators

General

~Low pile carpets or non-carpet flooring

~Lowered thermostats and light switches

~Raised electrical sockets

~Rocker-style light switches
MS Speaks--online for 13 years

SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010.

 

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