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Accessibility

PARKING & ENTRANCE

The driveway is huge with ample room for a wheelchair van. The foyer is large as well with turn-around room.  The front walk is a sloped ramp from the driveway to the front door.  There is a 2 ½” lip at the front door. 

STAIRS and DOORWAYS:

There are no stairs at all.  There are no thresholds between the rooms (the hardwood floors and tile floors are designed to meet seamlessly).   The bathroom door is 32" wide; all other doors are 36" wide.  

BATH

The guest bathroom is supplied with a high (ADA) toilet with a grab bar.  The approach to the toilet is from the right and the grab bar is on the right when seated.  There is no turn-around room for a wheelchair in the bathroom – access is straight in and reverse out.  The tub/shower has a hand-held shower head and a grab bar on the back wall of the tub.  A bench-type shower chair is available. 

KITCHENETTE

The kitchenette is not fully accessible.  While the fridge/freezer is an under-the-counter model, the countertop (with sink, toaster, and coffee maker) is 36” high.  The microwave can be relocated to the countertop if so desired.

GENERAL COMFORT

Mirrors are hung low; there is also a full-length mirror and a counter-top mirror (which flips for magnification).  The closet has both standard height and lower height hanging rods – and accessible storage cubbies.  There is space in the bedroom to "park" a wheelchair alongside the bed.  Bed risers are removable.  All of the light switches are lower and outlets are higher. 

GENERAL MOBILITY

For most guests with mobility needs (walkers, canes, standard-sized wheelchairs, etc.) or for those who can easily stand and pivot to transfer, this suite is very accommodating.  We are, of course, happy to move (or remove) furnishings or scatter rugs as needed for your comfort.

Front Entrance

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