Shout Out to the Hampton Inn for the Best Universal Design Rooms!!

Home modifications by occupational therapist (OT) based on principles of universal design and accessibility.

Universal/accessible design of the home from an occupational therapy and a construction perspective. This blog is part of a quest for cool, convenient, functional design that makes life safer, easier, and as maintenance-free as possible. It's about the lifestyle.
Great room for people with mobility issues, debilitating diseases or are aging and just aren't moving like they used to.

This room I believe is a standard room at the Hampton Inn in Romulus, MI.  Although it does have a bathtub which makes it not so wheelchair friendly, that is unless they were to offer bath transfer benches which I don't know if they do.

So although this room is wheelchair friendly it is not completely accessible only due to the bathtub.


Here are some photos:

Nice roll under sink complete with insulated pipes.


Hair dryer mounted lower for someone who may be seated.

Comfort height toilet, grab bars around toilet and shelf for towels is within reach range for someone in a wheelchair.



Grab bars everywhere for safety, handheld shower on a glide bar.
One thing they did include which is good for a home but not so good for a hotel room is a thermostatic shower control so you can set the shower temperature to be the same each time you turn on the water. 



Closet with iron and clothing rack mounted lower for someone in a wheelchair to access.


2 peepholes, 1 at eye level for someone standing and 1 at eye level for someone seated.

This room was very large with 5' on each side of the bed to allow for easy maneuverability for someone in a wheelchair.  Great job utilizing universal design in the hotel room Hampton Inn!!

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