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Learn More About How You Can Improve Accessibility In Your Home

When it comes to home accessibility, the initial list of equipment, modifications, and options can be extremely overwhelming. If you’ve considered adding modifications to your home, whether you are aging in place, suffering from a disability, or recovering from an injury we have put together a FAQ for all things home accessibility to give you peace of mind as you make your home more accessible. If you have any further questions, please contact us or browse our online catalog. If you need to rent a ramp or any other home accessibility equipment, please visit our rentals page. 

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Home Accessibility FAQs

Where do I start with home modifications?

We understand how complicated the home modification process can be. For those aging in place, suffering from a disability, or recovering from an injury it is important to know that the modifications and equipment available can be customizable to what you want and more importantly, what you need to be comfortable and independent in your home.

How can an individual stay independent at home? 

Aging in place promotes ongoing independence for individuals. This is extremely important for both the physical and psychological well-being of seniors or those who suffer from a condition or injury. Being able to stay within their regular routine and environment typically results in a healthier and happier day-to-day life and recovery.

What does it mean to age in place?

Aging in place allows an individual to stay in a home setting rather than an alternative facility such as a nursing home, assisted living, etc. To age in place may require remodeling or equipment better suited to promote safety, and independence, as well as assist with any additional need.

If you have questions or are looking for our suggestions for home accessibility and modification, please check out our services/repairs for detailed FAQs here.


What are the advantages of aging in place?

There are tremendous benefits of aging in place beyond the big one of getting to stay in the comfort of your own home. Whether you are looking to age in place or to make your home more accessible due to a healthcare need or injury. Here are some of the benefits of making your home more accessible:

  • Lower healthcare costs for stay.
  • Independence and improved mobility.
  • Improved healthcare outcomes.
  • Continued routine.
  • Support social connections
How can I make my home more accessible?

When it comes to making your home more accessible it is important to incorporate solutions that promote safety, independence, and confidence throughout your home and day-to-day activities. We do not want you to feel trapped within your home, the goal is to incorporate modifications that will meet your needs for years to come. If you have questions or are ready to make your home more accessible, contact us at Hudson Pharmacy & Surgical today to set up a home assessment today!


What are the recommended home accessibility requirements for entrances and exits?
  • Keep doorways at least 32” wide, with areas around clear by at least 36”.
  • Paths and ramps at least 36” wide and rise no more than 1” per foot.
  • Incorporate pull doorknobs for entryways, closets, and cabinets.
  • Include railings for all stairs and ramps.
  • Install light switches at each entrance to both rooms and hallways.
  • Add non-slip flooring to replace thick/bulky rugs.


What Home Modifications Are Available?

When it comes to adapting the exterior of your home to be more accessible, it’s critical to consider how you will get in and out of your house and into a vehicle. To make the outdoors more accessible, here are a few recommendations to consider adding for both independence and safety:

Home Modifications Using Ramps

Portable Ramps

Portable ramps are great to transition an entryway to be more accessible for maneuvering a wheelchair or mobility device. Our portable ramps also promote safe and secure entry and exit from a vehicle. If you need to purchase a ramp, we've got you covered. However, if your need is only short-term, we can also provide you with a rental option for as long as you need it.

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Modular Ramps

Modular ramps are a great solution to any home because they can be configured to match your home's unique layout. Our modular ramps are installed with a focus on safety, so you can depend on them every day. Our modular ramp offerings include:

  • THE BREEZE SERIES is an affordable solution that lets you live your life more safely and confidently in the home you cherish.
  • The PATHWAY 3G Modular Access System consists of ramps, stairs, and platforms, all of which may be combined and configured in a variety of ways to provide a safe pathway to and from your home.

If you're interested in using a modular ramp system to improve accessibility to your home, browse our full line of available products by clicking the button below. 

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Vertical Platform Lifts

Vertical Platform Lifts are a great way to add accessibility to your home and accommodate mobility devices like scooters and power chairs. Platform lifts are a good option when there isn't enough space for a ramp system. At Hudson Pharmacy & Surgical, we offer the following lifts:

  • The Harmar Highlander II vertical platform lift is designed to safely lift you while remaining in your scooter, manual wheelchair, or powerchair so you can go where you want when you want, and how you want. It is available in multiple heights and dimensions, this VPL will be a great fit for many unique lifestyles.
  • EZ-Access Passport Vertical Platform Lift is the lightest residential platform lift available, weighing in at less than 400 pounds. This platform lift features an individually pre-wired platform lift tower and gate for easy installation. It is most commonly for individuals with limited mobility and is a great solution for any difficult pathway, porch, or platform.

If you are looking to make a home more accessible for you or a loved one, get started today with Hudson Pharmacy & Surgical! We are happy to guide you through this process from beginning to end to make sure you feel safe, confident, and independent in your home with your needs met!

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