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18 Common Home Modifications to Improve Life With MS


As your MS progresses, you may find it necessary to make some modifications to your home to make it safer and more accessible. Such alterations can vastly improve the quality of life for people living with the disease, allowing them to regain some independence and making life more comfortable.

Here are some common home modifications you may want to consider from the National MS Society:

Home Entrance

  • Widened doorways and hall
  • Ramp or access without steps
  • Covered entrances


  • Raised toilet
  • Lever-operated faucets
  • Grab bars outside shower and bathtub
  • Low or no-threshold shower
  • Shower chair

MORE: Advice for people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

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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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