18 Common Home Modifications to Improve Life With MS


  • Lowered counters
  • Creating space underneath counter tops to accomodate a wheelchair
  • Front-loading appliances
  • Raised dishwashers
  • Front control ranges
  • Side-by-side refrigerators


  • Low pile carpets or non-carpet flooring
  • Lowered thermostats and light switches
  • Raised electrical sockets
  • Rocker-style light switches

MORE: Six resources that will make living with MS a little easier

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  1. Jonathan White says:

    As a 51yr with MS (and maybe a geek) with mobility issues I find Amazon Alexa and smart plugs and lightbulbs a real help. Alexa turn lounge on.

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