Adapting a Home for Independent Living

Idependent_LivingIn addition to information on accessible housing design, these websites provide specific tips, guidelines and resources for adaptive housing projects both new and modified.

Infinitec.org has a useful section on home modifications that includes possible modifications room by room.

Homemods.org
This university-based research and advocacy group provides information including resources for designing and building housing or modifying housing that enables aging individuals and individuals aging with disabilities to live independently. Much of their information is useful for persons and families of all ages.

Home Changes: Accessible Home Modifications Can Make Your Life Easier
This article by a contracting firm specializing in adapting homes discusses the types of modifications possible, particularly for wheelchair accessibility, and provides links.

The National Easter Seals Foundation
Provides information and resources for shopping for accessible housing, for adapting housing including tips and a home checklist. Easter Seals promotes increased awareness and availability of accessible housing, and also provides information on making a home more safe and accessible.

The Accessible Kitchen and The Accessible Bathroom
These articles by Leon A. Frechette from asktooltalk.com provide an overview of criteria, resources and products for creating accessibility for these areas of the home.


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