The kitchen can be a dangerous place for an individual with cognitive and mobility limitations. Kitchen counters, and appliances, are usually set at the standard height of 36 inches.Â This proves difficult to access from a seated position. ADL provides many options when it comes to kitchen modifications.
Â One of the most obvious mobility troubles in the kitchen is the height of the counters. ADL is talented and capable of redesigning your kitchen layout with roll-under sinks, adjustable, or set counter heights, and accessible sink faucets.
Â Roll-under sinks, allows a person in a wheelchair to approach the sink comfortably and safely. All exposed piping under a sink should be either covered or insulated to prevent leg burns.
Â Installing an adjustable counter, allows other members of a household, the use of Â a proper working station.
Â ADL recommends installing lever style handles and shallow kitchen sinks. Lever handles allow a person to turn the water on with a fist or arm movement, rather than having to grasp. A shallow sink will also provide the space for a person to roll under the counter in a wheelchair.