For just about everyone, the home is a place of comfort, familiarity and convenience. It doesn’t matter how old you are; you are always likely to believe in the “There’s no place like home”. Naturally, our homes are where we spend the most time. It’s where we sleep, eat most of our meals and enjoy the company of loved ones. The feeling of wanting to be at home doesn’t change for the elderly or those who endure illnesses or injuries that produce mobility issues.
Of course, in many cases, such as individuals are required to spend some time in the hospital and/or undergo rehabilitation. Likewise, many of our elderly loved ones are no strangers to hospital visits –, and so many others are required to live in long-term care facilities.
Everyone Deserves to Live Comfortably
At Forward Day, we strongly believe in offering individuals with mobility issues the opportunities to live where they feel most comfortable – at home.
However, in many cases, staying at home entails expensive remodeling. This is especially true when the inhabitant of a home requires the use of a wheelchair or other mobility device to get around.
As ImproveNet points out, “for those with disabilities that keep them confined to a wheelchair, it is often necessary to ensure that there is plenty of space to get around inside the home. In order to make this happen, walls may need to be knocked down, and rooms may need to be expanded to make maneuverability easier for those individuals.”
What Is the Average Cost of a Home Remodeling to Accommodate for an Individual’s Disabilities?
Based on 193 cost profiles, ImproveNet reports that the average cost is $5,233.00. The costs include retrofitting showers and bathtubs, installing hand rails in and around showers and tubs and replacing traditional bathtubs with walk-in showers, they point out on their website.
HomeAdvisor reports very similar findings with respect to the average costs for homeowners who require remodeling to accommodate for those with disabilities. They note that most homeowners spend between $1,447.00 and $9,068.00 with an average of $5,199.00 being spent, based on 197 cost profiles.
“Interior modifications are things like adding grab bars and handrails throughout the home, lowering cabinets and sinks, adding non-slip flooring, stair lifts and widening halls and doors,” they list on their website, “You may also need to think about lowered toilets, thermostats installed at a lower height and even simple things like access to window treatments and easier to use door knobs.”
Fixr.com, however, points out that the most commonly remodeled room in the home to accommodate for disabilities is the bathroom. And they list the national average for bathroom remodeling at a whopping $9,000.00!
Everything from grab bars to barrier-free entry showers are often needed to help prevent slips and falls, which are so common in bathrooms. “Other accommodations may include non-slip flooring, lever handles on faucets, and a higher toilet,” mentions their site.
Living and Bathing Comfortably Doesn’t Have to be Expensive
At Forward Day, we believe that those with mobility issues should still be able to live and bathe comfortably in their homes without going through the hassle of expensive home renovations. Our Shower Bay portable shower provides the ideal solution as it can be snapped together in any room of the home where there is a faucet nearby!
If you have any questions about our portable showers and how they can save you thousands of dollars in remodeling costs, please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask them. Give us a call at 1-877-223-8999 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.