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Practical Assisted Living Structure Basic Floor Plan 1

Practical Assisted Living Structures (PALS) modules, comprising a full handicap-modified bathroom, a full bedroom and various storage closet accommodations, are readily adaptable to a variety of home styles and layouts. The floor plan below presents a module that is entered from the side. The entryway in this depiction is adjacent to the headboard of the bed on the wall that would be affixed to the host home. A doorway to the exterior, located next to the bed in this depiction, would typically provide access to a deck as well as a means of external egress. The deck would be built to accommodate the needs of the user, e.g. if a user were wheelchair bound, the deck would be accessed by means of a ramp rather than by stairs.

PALS Basic Floor Plan 1

Amenities to Help Make Living Easier:

  • All doorways are built to allow wheelchair access;
  • Grab-bars are strategically located throughout the unit to accommodate the needs of the user;
  • Roll-in shower and appropriate safety accommodations are typical installations;
  • The lavatory is set to provide easy and close-up access by a wheelchair-bound user;
  • The commode is set at the right height and equipped to facilitate toileting; and
  • Flooring throughout the unit is compatible with the needs of the user (e.g. wheelchair or walker-friendly).

Basic PALS Floor Plan 1