Improving Home Accessibility in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Beyond

Life can throw you a lot of curveballs. And the more people you love, the more chances for a surprise pitch! When life changes cause you to have to take care of a loved one, whether one who already lives with you, or one who needs to move in, there are many things you can do to make your home more accessible for them.

Stairlifts to Make Your Home More Accessible

Stairlift Installation, Stairlift Rentals, and Stairlift in Southwest VAAt ADL, we specialize in the sale, installation, and service of stairlifts in Roanoke, Lynchburg, the NRV, and the surrounding areas. We’ve been stairlift experts for years and know a lot about them, but that doesn’t mean we’re biased. If a stairlift isn’t the best solution for you, we won’t say that it is.

With that said, stairlifts are often a game-changer for home accessibility and are often one of the simplest things you can do to quickly improve home accessibility for someone who needs it.

If you have someone coming into your home, or someone in your home recently had a change that made them require additional accessibility features, the first thing ADL will do for you is assess your home. We’ll check to see if your home is suitable for adding a stairlift. This can mean checking the structure, looking at the width of your stairway, and more.

After years of stairlift installation, we are adept at finding the right one for you. Whether that means a narrower lift for a narrower stairway or a larger one for a heavier person, we have the necessary solutions.

Installing a stairlift is much easier than many of the other things you would need to do to make a multilevel home more accessible for a loved one who needs it.

What If a Stairlift Won’t Work?

If a stairlift isn’t appropriate for your home, there are additional solutions available. For some, a wheelchair lift is more appropriate. At other times, you may need to find a contractor who can remodel your home to add home accessibility features.

Doorways and Hallways

Another essential feature to check on is the width of your doorways and hallways. Wheelchairs are wider than people; not every home has been built to accommodate them. ADL does not do home remodeling, but if your home is not appropriate for someone with a wheelchair, we’ll be able to tell you so you can make decisions about remodeling or relocating.


Another place where a contractor can help is with your bathroom. Like hallways, bathrooms are often not built for someone in a wheelchair. Your bathroom may need a different toilet, more space, or bars to support someone as they sit down or transfer from a chair to the toilet. In addition, building a seat into the shower and creating a step-less entry into it can reduce accidents and improve home accessibility.

Don’t Forget the Everyday

Like babyproofing a home, improving home accessibility is not a one-time task. You need to stay on top of it every day. That means keeping areas decluttered, reducing trip hazards like cords, and asking your loved one what you can do to make their life a little easier.

While it can be daunting, ADL is proud to be a resource that can help you improve your home accessibility.