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Home Accessibility

300 Tips For Making Life Easier

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Written by the best-selling author of Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier and Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, Home Accessibility: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier is designed to help people with chronic illness, physical disability, temporary or permanent (including low vision, blind, hard of hearing, the Deaf, and others), and age-related limitations make their homes safer and more accessible without costly remodeling or structural changes. Shelley Peterman Schwarz shares her unique blend of motivation, inspiration, and practical tips, techniques, and shortcuts with her readers. She has learned from personal experience, to adapt, organize, and simplify life.

Shelley covers the basic concepts of Universal Design, as well as knowing what modifications one can do personally and what changes require professional attention. Chapters cover every room of the home and outdoor living. Readers will also find suggestions for unique products, many not readily available in stores. A resource section at the end of each chapter provides information for contacting support organizations and helpful services and products.

Home Accessibility: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier Answers Questions Such As:

  • How do I live in my home now that I use a mobility device?
  • How do I get in and out of the shower?
  • What are some ways to make my kitchen (bathroom/bedroom) easier to use?
  • How do I get in and out of the house, up and down stairs?
  • How do I stay connected with the world outside of my home?
  • And more

Shelley Peterman Schwarz teaches and inspires people who are experiencing limitations of all types how to conserve valuable time and energy, develop techniques for making life easier, and enjoy life to the fullest.


Product Details

  • Publication Date December 05, 2011
  • Page Count 144
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303229

About The Author(s)

Shelley Peterman Schwarz

Shelley Peterman Schwarz and her husband, Dave, live in Madison, Wisconsin. At the time of her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 1979, Shelley was working part-time as a teacher of the deaf. Since 1985 she has published more than 300 articles and received numerous awards including the Mother of the Year from the Wisconsin Chapter of the National MS Society, the Partner in Health award from the Combined Health Appeal of America, and the Spirit of the American Woman award from J.C. Penney. Her nationally syndicated, "Making Life Easier" column appears in numerous newspapers and magazines across the country.

Table of Contents

"Section 1
1. Who Needs This Book
2. Basic Concepts
Section 2
3. Home Adaptations vs. Remodeling vs. Custom Design
4. Universal Design Basics
Section 3
The Accessible Home
5. Coming In/Going Out
6. All Around the House
7. Kitchen
8. Bathroom
9. Living Areas
10. Bedroom
11. Home Office
12. Laundry, Basement, and Storage
13. Outdoor Living Spaces
14. Where You Can Learn More"

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