Home Adaptations to Help Increase Mobility

March 19, 2019
Peer Visitor Team

After amputation, most amputees will need to make modifications to how they do things. Often, this includes creating home adaptations that allow for more mobility within your home. Determining what home modifications may need to be made in order to increase practicality can be a big decision, and your needs and preferences may change as time goes on.

Speak with your doctor, and consider your plans for using prosthetics long-term, including what tasks you’ll be completing without your devices, like bathing. Many items can be rented (especially for short-term needs) or purchased second hand, so do your research before purchasing something new.

Some cities provide financial assistance to individuals who become disabled and need their home remodeled to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Check on your city’s and county’s websites to see what assistance is available, if you qualify, and how to apply.

Home modification decisions are personal and based on your individual needs, but we’ve gathered some suggestions.


Entrance and Living Area 




Organizations like Rebuilding Together and the National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources can help you find resources for home modifications. 

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