Home adaption can help make homes safer for disabled individuals

There are many different impacts that a disability can have on a person. One is that it can cause a person to have certain accessibility needs and safety concerns regarding their home that they didn't previously have.

Thankfully, there are things that can be done to address such needs and concerns. One is to have renovations done to a home to adapt it to be more disability-friendly. There are many different ways that homes can be adapted to make them safer and more accessible for individuals with disabilities.

One room in a house in which safety/accessibility issues can often arise for individuals with disabilities is the bathroom. Examples of renovations that are sometimes done on bathrooms to make them more disability-friendly are to increase the size of the bathroom and to install things such as hand bars.

Now, as with any renovation, having the project done by individuals with the proper expertise can be very important when it comes to projects to adapt a home to be more disability-friendly. Thus, when pursuing disability-related renovations to a home, individuals should take care to check the qualifications and knowledge of the renovation professionals they are considering hiring.

Unfortunately, renovations to make a home safer and more accessible for a disabled individual can cost a bit. This tends to be the case for many of the expenses associated with a disability. Dealing with such expenses can be challenging, particularly if an individual is unable to work due to their disability.

Social Security Disability benefits can be of great help when it comes to dealing with the costs associated with a disability. If a person has a disability which has caused them to be unable to work, they should consider talking to a Social Security Disability benefits attorney. A Social Security Disability benefits attorney can review a person's circumstances, help them determine if they qualify for disability benefits and help them with the application process for disability benefits.

Source: WLS-TV, "Adapting homes to make them disability-friendly," Karen Meyer, Nov. 3, 2013

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