Modifying Your Home for a Stroke Survivor
Home modification can make a big difference for you and your loved one after they have suffered a stroke. Even a few minor changes can reduce frustration, increase independence, mitigate the risk of falls, and ease their transition back into everyday life.
When thinking about which changes to make around your home, consider your loved one’s activities of daily living (ADLs). These include activities like eating, bathing, grooming, bathroom use, getting out of bed, and so forth. Consider what will make these activities easier for him or her. If you are unsure of where to start, ask your loved one’s occupational and/or physical therapists for recommendations.