A wheelchair ramp along the front of your home doesn’t have to stand out from the rest of your home design. As Baby Boomers age, home builders and landscape architects are finding creative ways to ensure that a wheelchair ramp adds accessibility to your home while taking nothing away for your home design. If you
Veterans deserve the support of their community. Unfortunately, for many veterans with disabilities, it can be hard to transition to civilian life. While many veterans struggle with the change to new jobs, veterans with disabilities face additional challenges in adjusting to a new type of life. As a veteran, you may qualify for support from
Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house — and often of the least accessible. To create a mobility friendly kitchen, you’ll have to customize cabinets, countertops and more to suit your lifestyle. Though these renovations sound expensive, you may qualify for grants or other funds to make these changes to
Transportation shouldn’t be an obstacle to independence for people who use wheelchairs or experience disabilities. Improve your ability to travel whenever and wherever you like throughout Hampton Roads by using one of these services below. Community Assistance and Resources for Seniors On the Peninsula, Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia sponsors a free transportation program for
A stroke is a life-changing event that can affect both your neurological and physical health. Facing physical disability after a stroke can be difficult, but you can take steps to improve your recovery and adjust to changes in your body. Participate in Physical Therapy Physical and occupational therapy can help you rebuild strength, balance and
Vehicle hand controls help people with disabilities safely drive almost any vehicle, increasing their independence. Before you add hand controls to your vehicle, learn more about how they work, how to get them installed and how to learn to use them. How do hand controls work? Though there are different types of hand controls, most
When you or a loved one are facing mobility challenges, your home will need to undergo changes so you can maintain your safety and independence. Your bathroom is one of the most difficult areas of the home to create a safe environment. Even just standing up and sitting down in the bathroom can be challenging
An electric scooter or wheelchair can help you achieve greater mobility and independence. It’s an important investment, but choosing a scooter can feel overwhelming since there are so many models to choose from. At Hampton Roads Mobility, we have helped hundreds of people find the right electric scooter or power wheelchair for their mobility needs.
Mobility vehicles, or cars that are adapted for use by people in wheelchairs or with other mobility requirements, help guarantee more freedom for their users. These vehicles are a large investment in a more independent future, but they aren’t without disadvantages. If you are considering purchasing a mobility vehicle, read on for help making your
Physical therapists help seniors with a variety of problems: recovering from a stroke, building strength after a joint replacement and preventing falls. As part of their efforts to keep you safe, specially trained physical therapists can evaluate your home for fall risks. Falls are the number one cause of disability in people over age 65.