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When Your Mobility Changes, Should Your Home Change, Too?
Everyone deserves a home where they feel safe and comfortable. But if your mobility is changing, the home you once loved may no longer suit your needs. When that happens, you have two options: Find a new home that suits your mobility needs or modify your current home.
Purchasing an Accessible Home in Denver Metro Area“Accessible” describes a place that is easy for a person to enter, navigate and use. What an accessible home looks like varies from person to person, because every disability is different. Accessibility for a person in a wheelchair, for example, looks different than accessibility for a person with a hearing impairment.
Many buyers seeking accessible homes aren’t people with lifelong disabilities. Rather, they’re adults experiencing age-related changes to their mobility and vision. For these buyers, certain home features offer broad appeal such as:
Single-level construction to eliminate stairs. Open concept design so rooms have plenty of space to navigate. Wide doorways and hallways that can fit a walker or wheelchair. Level, covered parking close to an entrance. Ample natural, overhead, and task lighting to accommodate vision changes. Hard, slip-resistant flooring or low pile carpet to minimize fall risk. Raised power outlets and lowered switches reachable from a seated ... more
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