A state rehabilitation program remodeled my bathroom — and my life
I never thought I would be so excited about getting a new toilet, sink and shower. But my new fully wheelchair-accessible bathroom has made such a difference in my life, my attitude and my outlook that I can truly say this makeover has been a life-changing event.
More than 10 years ago, I received a diagnosis of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). Over the years, I’ve...
Aqueduck faucet extender
Designed for kids, this quick-and-easy fix also can enable people in wheelchairs to better access the faucet. The extender simply slips over the existing faucet and funnels the water closer to the user. $17.98 on Amazon.com. Peachy, (888) 498-0488.
My husband Marty and I had been told since Craig was in nursery school and Steven was in kindergarten that our sons had Becker muscular dystrophy. We couldn’t see it. They were running around and playing just like every other kid on the block. To us, it wasn’t real.
Strategies for using the bathroom on the job
The prospect of spending eight to 10 hours a day at work can be terrifying when you need assistance to use the bathroom. Here’s a look at some strategies and products that can make life a little more comfortable outside your comfort zone.
Popping the question
It all starts with a request by the employee for specific bathroom accommodations.
Modifications can make apartment life convenient and accessible
When three friends decided to move from the dorms at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater into an apartment, they knew they might encounter a few challenges: The just-right place they sought had to accommodate three tenants with neuromuscular disease.
The art of self-advocacy
A new tub or towel rack can boost accessibility and value
Whether you see your bathroom as a place for reflection, retreat and renewal, or simply as a necessary facility, you can make it fully functional and absolutely accessible.
Create a lush jungle atmosphere ... or a warm and cozy womb ... or simply a place where toilet, tub and sink are placed with your safety and convenience in mind. The market offers endless choices, limited only by your...