Home accessibility for progressive neurodegenerative conditions must address maximum energy efficiency with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and functional mobility, since limited endurance so greatly hinders productive activity. It is important to incorporate “adjustable” modifications that can be adapted as needs change over time.
People with a PND usually have goals in line with their age, and America’s growing trend towards enjoying the comforts of home is a great benefit. Matching the right changes for the home with the client’s individual wishes and needs can empower and create opportunities for them to achieve their goals.
The Accessibility Consultant can offer several potential options to help the client clarify their own objectives. By learning what the possibilities are, the client can benefit by choosing designs specific to both present and future limitations.