Specially Adapted Housing

Adaptive Designs and Construction

Adapted housing and adaptive home design are used to allow people who are restricted to a wheelchair free access to most areas of the home including bathroom facilities, kitchen counters and outdoor areas in order to allow them a more self sufficient lifestyle.

An adapted home can help someone confined to a wheelchair feel more self reliant and self confident. It allows them to do many things for themselves that they would otherwise need to have someone else help them with.

The Department of Veteran Affairs offers Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grants to veterans or service members who meet qualification standards. SAH grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment.

One of the main aspects of adaptive design is making sure that someone in a wheelchair can navigate entrances, doorways, hallways, and living spaces with plenty of room to maneuver and turn around. Counter tops, light switches, and wall outlets need to be at the correct height so they can be easily reached by someone in a wheelchair. This is especially important when it comes to bathroom facilities such as toilets, sinks and showers.

McKee Homes has worked with many disabled veterans and even adapted some of our two-story homes for those with specific needs. We are in the process of revamping our specially adapted home upgrade options and will update this page once that process has been completed. Images shown do not necessarily reflect current offerings.

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