1, 2, 3 Steps for Introducing a Wheelchair into Your Home

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger
Wheelchair preparation

Ensure your home is ready to accommodate a wheelchair with these considerations.

Using a wheelchair for the first time can be a challenging experience. When it is used around the home, you may encounter obstacles that you have not prepared for. Part of life is learning as you go and trying not to make the same mistake twice. To prepare the best you can, it is helpful to do research and think about situations that could go wrong before they actually do. Jayhawk Pharmacy has safety equipment to help you take preventative measures in your home. We would like to offer you 3 proactive steps to consider when taking a wheelchair into your home for the first time.

Step 1- Upon entering the home for the first time, you will need to ensure all doorways and hallways are wide enough for a wheelchair to fit comfortably through. It is suggested to have doorways 36 inches or wider.

Step 2-The second consideration to make is how a wheelchair patient will get from one floor of the house to the next. We offer stair lifts that can be of great assistance when going up and down floors. We want you to live as normally as possible with the most safety and ease.

Step 3-Bathrooms should be made safe and accessible with supplies found in our online catalog. Bathrooms can have wet surfaces that cause accidents and falls that could be avoided by installing the proper equipment. We offer an abundance of shower seats and bar grabs to increase you or a loved one’s safety.

Jayhawk Pharmacy values you and your health. We understand life can throw the unexpected and we must decide how we will respond. Whether you or a loved one uses a wheelchair, it is a big adjustment that requires preparation. We encourage you to take these steps to ensure your home is ready for the newest addition.

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