1. Widen doorways with offset hinges.- Navigating a narrow doorway is tough for people in a wheelchair or walker. As easy solution is to replace the existing hinges with expandable offset door hinges. You will need at least 3 in. between the inside of the doorjamb and the adjoining wall for the hinges to fit.
2. Replace toggle switches with rocker switches- It's easier for stiff or arthritic hands to press flat, rocker style switches than to manipulate toggles.
3. Replace Cabinet knobs with handles-Arthritis and stiff joints make grabbing small round knobs on cabinet drawers and doors difficult.
4. Raise your washer and dryer- This is easier on aging backs and knees, set your front- loading washing machines and dryers on pedestals 12-15 in above the floor.
5. Install "invisible" grab bars- You can find stylish and sturdy grab bars in many shapes, sizes and finishes.
6. Extend stair rails- Having a handrail added for even two steps is helpful for many aging people who need help with balance and moving up or down stairs.