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How to Make a Bathroom Handicap Accessible?

You are getting older and you want to stay in your forever home as you age.  Or, you have a medical condition; permanent, temporary, or degenerative, that impacts your ability to perform functional activities such as walking, bathing, or standing.  Modifications to your home, especially having an accessible bathroom, can be made so that you… Read More…

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Worldwide there are 2.3 million people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  It is estimated 1 million of these people are in the United States.1    MS is an immune-mediated disease (IMID), that results from the immune system overreacting and attacking the myelin of the central nervous system (CNS) which includes the brain, optic nerves, and spinal… Read More…

Can I Live an Active Life with Osteoarthritis?

According to the CDC, one in four adults has doctor-diagnosed arthritis1 which is a blanket term used to refer to more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect the joints, the tissues surrounding the joints, and other connective tissue.  The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  Both cause stiff and… Read More…

Arriving Home after a Stroke – Is your Home Ready?

Recovering from a stroke and returning to the daily activities of life varies with each case.  Recovery can be as short as a few weeks or it can be years of physical, occupational, and speech therapies, to regain the use and strength of muscles, including those that impact speech, swallowing, and vision.  The best way… Read More…

No Need to Adjust Who you Sleep with, Just How you Sleep Adjustable Bed vs. Hospital Bed

Has a person in your life started needing assistance getting in and out of bed?  Whether a person is convalescing or is in a state of declining physical health an adjustable or hospital bed will make providing care and assisting with mobility much safer and easier. Adjustable Bed versus Hospital Bed? Hospital beds do not… Read More…

Hold on to your Safety and Independence with Grab Bars

For aging and disabled people, common everyday living activities in the home can be challenging.  Grab bars provide security and facilitate movement for essential functions in the home.  In 2019, over 4 million people over the age of 55 experienced unintentional falls that resulted in emergency room visits1 and over 80% of older adult falls… Read More…

Is a Ramp Right for You?

Has leaving your home to become a challenge because of the steps or slope of your property?    Does using a walker, cane or other assisted mobility device make it difficult for you to use the walkway to your home?   Do you have heart or breathing difficulties that impact your ability to climb steps?  Are you… Read More…

Is a stairlift right for you? How does a stairlift work?

curved stairlift

With the right help, life-threatening falls are easily prevented with home modification intervention.  By retrofitting a home with a stairlift, one can improve their quality of life. Though most people are prone to reactive decision-making, a proactive approach to safety and accessibility equipment installation can avoid a life-altering—or life-threatening—event.  Many falls lead to surgeries that… Read More…