Here is a link that will give you some ideas on what to do, I am not sure what level of disability the person you have in mind has either from whatever cause, there are many levels of disability. One suggestion that comes to mind is to try to have rounded corners where sharp hard angles exist, such as on sinks and vanities. Bests to you:
How to Make Your Bathroom ADA Compliant
Darlene: maybe this will help
Hi Darlene, hope this information helps you make your bathroom handicap accessible.
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I would get in touch with your health insurance provider and ask them to send a home health care worker. They did when my mother had hip surgery. They gave us a list of items to do. Grab bars the shower and adding a high rise toilet seat with handles along with a shower seat were the bathroom items. Door opening is probably the toughest thing to do.
Hello. This link might have some information you may need. Hope this helps.
I'm a caregiver to low-income folks, and if you need things like a wheel-chair accessible home you can also apply for a grant or low-cost loan to make home changes from HUD. Here is the link.... https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-repair-loans-grants
In our community Habitat for Humanity uses these grants to make the repairs cost-effectively for homeowners.
If you have a HHS Senior and Disabled Services case worker, you can ask for their help. They usually have an office person who does this.
Doorway is supposed to be at least 39" wide for a wheelchair. They make shower pans to change your shower to a zero curb shower entry from Lowes. And the showerhead can be changed to one that slide on a metal rod up and down to make it wheelchair accessible, I order them on Amazon and do that install myself. You can change out the sink vanity for one the wheelchair can roll under and install lever faucets handles. Hope that helps.
you would need floor to shower door floor installation. You local shower door company can install that,
This article has some tips on how to make a bathroom handicap accessible: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.kitchenandbathcenter.net/blog/how-to-make-a-bathroom-handicap-accessible%3fhs_amp=true
There are also some good tips here: https://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/10-ways-to-make-your-home-more-handicap-accessible/
This might help. https://www.tundraland.com/blog/how-to-make-your-bathroom-handicap-accessible/
First, you have to make the door a minimum of 2’-8” wide, or you’ll never get a wheelchair in there. That means reframing the entire wall at the door, as 99% of bathroom doors are 2’-0” wide and have a header that’s only 2-4” wide.
Then for toilet grab bars, you’ll need to peel off the Sheetrock & put a piece of 1/2” plywood spanning the studs to have the grab bar screws be in the right places. Paint the plywood to match.
The vanity needs to be open underneath & the hot water & drain pipes be wrapped with fiberglass insulation tape.
A roll in shower where a tub was is an extremely technical construction project, because you’re dealing with floor joists, potential water problems and there has to be blocking added to the walls for more grab bars.
No according to ADA doorways should be 39" wide to accomodate wheelchairs. There are very few wheelchairs that could fit in 2'8" doorway unless its one of those kiddy or LOL chairs.
Toliet grab bars need to be mounted into a stud using 2.5" to 3" screws. I have never had to remove drywall to put them up and never head of this, you just need a stud finder.
If you have an existing tub or shower, try using a transfer shower bench if the cost of a zero threshold shore is cost prohibitive. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=shower+transfer+bench+with+sliding+seat&crid=X4L4TUL5WRRO&sprefix=shower+transfer+bench%2Celectronics%2C268&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_21
As a caregiver, I do bathroom accessibility for every new client I've had for the last 12 years. Before that I was the ADA expert in Silicon Valley advising all the Fortune 500 firms and 8 hospitals.
If youe loved one is recently become disabled, you might ask the doctor for a visit or two from their occupational therapist who can advise you how to make your home accessible.
Is this bathroom in your home?