Speak up - let your voice be heard - before you are no longer allowed to speak.
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb
and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
Generally speaking, most manufacturers will not make extensive changes in order to accommodate handicapped persons but will do some changes such as putting in wider doors, such as 36 in. throughout, placing handicapped faucets, toilets, assist bars for tubs etc. Some will even lower counters and cook top surfaces so they are more accessible. Most manufacturers have pull out shelving available.
Almost anything that a manufacturer does when changing anything in a home, is an extra charge if for nothing more than labor costs. Any structural changes have to be authorized by H.U.D. and design and engineering fees paid for those changes.
If you are really interested in a handicapped access home, the best thing to do, as always, is to check with dealers and see what they have to offer and what the home would cost as you would want it. We strongly advise people to do this anyway instead of purchasing a "lot" model that has been sitting around a long time with all kinds of people walking through it. This would also give you the chance to pick a floorplan that best suits your needs. Choosing the right floorplan is a crucial step toward accessibility.
"In 2004 they were very helpful in making one of their model at least reasonably handicap accessable at that time.
It was for my father-in-law so the whole unit didn't have to comply. But we had doors 36" and the bath where it
accommodates a wheelchair by removing the glamore tub and adding a closet, had all exterior doors where we
could ger a stretcher out of them, and a few more majorly important things we thought he might need.
So it never hurts to ask."
The Rockfall Company, LLC
For those of you in Missouri, Illinois and the surrounding areas, here's a
link to a place that custom builds homes and additions.
For those who live in the Houston, Texas area, this might be helpful:
Here is a place that might be of interest to you - Hygienicare.
There is a lot of interesting information here.
Click Here to Visit Hygienicare
Anyone who knows of a dealer or manufacturer who will modify homes
to make them handicapped accessible please contact us. We will pass along the information.
Anyone who knows of a dealer or manufacturer who will modify homes to make them handicapped accessible please contact us. We will pass along the information.