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How an Adaptive Home Can Improve the Lives of Injured Veterans
Owning a home is one of life’s greatest joys, the pleasure of sitting in your own living room and entertaining your family or friends over coffee or good food in your own kitchen brings tremendous pride to anyone who can do such. Adaptive homes are homes that are created and modified for Veterans of War. These modifications can be done on homes that are already existing, making them to suitable for Veterans or they can be brand new construction that is tailor made from the start to meet the needs of Veterans and their families.
For Veteran’s who are living without these types of home designs the struggle in the daily grind of their lives can be further complicated. This can affect the overall quality of their lives in a range of areas of their lives and even the people around them who care and help support them. As they go about their lives, as we all do, they encounter everyday trials and tribulations, but without a resource of having a home that is adapted to their unique needs their life complications are compounded adding to the struggle, frustration and difficulties.
For Injured Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who has done their duty, honored their country and protected its people, assisting them with a home that suits their physical needs is but a small drop in the bucket of honor we should bestow upon them.
The difficulties that a Veteran and their families live with can make It more challenging for them and their families to find comfort in a home that is not designed to meet their needs. Picture for a moment a home that has your typical door frame openings inside the house of ranges from 28” – 32” and having to maneuver a wheel chair through these narrow openings, around kitchen cabinets and other household design objects can be challenging as well as exhausting in a place you are supposed to call home. Stairs can be a problem, height of countertops, the way the draws open and close. We should be proud to help out these citizens in their journey to homeownership of an adaptive home.
These adaptive homes are either modified or tailored made from a very specific design perspective that creates a comfortable, workable home environment for the Veteran life. Every aspect of the home from top to bottom that needs to be either modified or adapted is created in such a way that the Veteran can live a better life. Since this is what we all wish and hope to accomplish, these homes are a necessity.
By providing Veteranswith a home that is tailored to their needs we bestow the honor and pride upon them that they are very much deserving of. This will allow them to give back by providing a place to call home that can provide them with the comfort that they so readily need. This allows them to lead lives that are efficient on time management in homes that are adapted to their lives, bringing happiness to them and those they care about.