home modifications

Five practical and affordable DIY tips to make your house more accessible

posted on July 14, 2015 - 3:12pm
From navigating tight bathroom spaces to working your way through a long hallway, homes can present many challenges when it comes to mobility and accessibility for those with neuromuscular disease.  Making large-scale modifications is always an option, but with the cost of renovations, it’s worth pursuing budget-friendly strategies first, says Amber Ward, occupational therapy coordinator at...

Ramps are expensive but worth it for the independence and safety they provide, says a man who details his experiences with having a ramp built for his wife

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:11am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 3
When my wife got her TiLite manual wheelchair, it opened up a world of freedom for her. Her back pain was gone, along with her risk of falling, and she could move longer distances. Suddenly, she could again move across the shopping mall, maneuver around the house and perform at her job. While the wheelchair gave her more freedom inside and outside the house, it introduced a new challenge: getting...

Volunteer construction program an answer to the prayers of one low-income homeowner with MD

posted on September 1, 2008 - 2:01pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
In Commerce City, Colo., Richard Cordova was in desperate need of home modifications and repairs but had no funds to cover them. Cordova, who has an undiagnosed form of muscular dystrophy, has lived in his home for 30 years. Living alone and experiencing increasing weakness in his arms, hands and legs, the retired baker could see that “everything was falling apart,” so he prayed for a miracle.
posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:23am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
When you live at home, your parents tend to do everything for you. Food just magically appears in the refrigerator, electricity and water grow on trees and your service dog’s piles in the backyard disappear into thin air.
posted on July 1, 2007 - 1:45pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4
Find what you need to know about accessible housing.