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18 Common Home Modifications to Improve Life With MS























As your MS progresses, you may find it necessary to make some modifications to your home to make it safer and more accessible. Such alterations can vastly improve the quality of life for people living with the disease, allowing them to regain some independence and making life more comfortable.

Here are some common home modifications you may want to consider from the National MS Society:

Home Entrance
  • Widened doorways and hall
  • Ramp or access without steps
  • Covered entrances
Bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Lever-operated faucets
  • Grab bars outside shower and bathtub
  • Low or no-threshold shower
  • Shower chair
Kitchen
  • Lowered counters
  • Creating space underneath counter tops to accomodate a wheelchair
  • Front-loading appliances
  • Raised dishwashers
  • Front control ranges
  • Side-by-side refrigerators
General
  • Low pile carpets or non-carpet flooring
  • Lowered thermostats and light switches
  • Raised electrical sockets
  • Rocker-style light switches

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