Critical Home Repair Team Continues Their Quest to Improve Access for Seniors

The Critical Home Repair Team continues their quest to build ADA compliant access ramps, and decks with modified steps to enable senior citizens with mobility issues to continue to live in their homes. Since the beginning of 2022 the Team has built three ADA compliant ramps and four decks with modified steps. Most of the projects are funded by a grant from Manatee County or a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Bradenton.

This deck and ramp was built for Lynne. She is a 20-year Army veteran. The oversized deck provides an area for Lynne to drink her morning coffee.

This deck with steps modified to 4” risers and 12” treads was built for Janice. She is a long-term volunteer at Manatee County Habitat for Humanity. The project included a clothes basket shelf, thus eliminating the need to carry a full basket up and down the steps.

In addition to clothes basket shelves, we have built doggie gates and ramps, and fenced in areas to enable the homeowner to let their pets out to do their duty without the fear that their beloved pet might wander off. This ADA compliant ramp with a smaller doggie ramp in the rear was built for Margaret and her two small dogs.

This deck with modified steps and handrails was built for Diane. She is a very active 92-year-old lady that recently broke her hip. The width of the steps and height of the railing was designed to resemble the equipment used during her rehabilitation process.

The Critical Home Repair Team really enjoys these types of projects. Enabling a person to continue to live in their home is a great gift and is very rewarding.