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10 Reasons to Consider installing a Stairlift in your Home

The stairs are a common source for injury in the home. Approximately one million people annually across the age-span incur a stair-related injury. Roughly 60% of falls experienced by seniors occur inside the home, of which 14% happen on the stairs or other uneven surfaces. Fall-related injuries among seniors can lead to costly emergency department visits and hospitalizations, reduced daily function, decreased quality of life, and even death. Healthy seniors who are still living in their private...

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Walk-in tubs versus Roll-in Showers: What you need to know

Walk-in tubs versus Roll-in Showers, which one is best for you? Bathroom installation layouts and designs have exponentially grown in recent years, meaning that older adults with unique accessibility needs no longer must work around traditional tub and walk-in shower models.  If renovation is a feasible option, older adults and their families can choose to install new shower/tub layouts to make using the bathroom a safer experience. Today, we will focus on two layouts: walk-in tubs and roll-in...

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Aluminum Versus Wooden Outdoor Wheelchair Ramps

When prepping a home for regular wheelchair use, installing wheelchair ramps to access entryways into the house takes precedence. Today’s market (online and in-store) provides a seemingly endless list of wheelchair ramp options; however, only a select few makes and models will suit an individual’s unique needs. Where do caregivers and family members start? This blog will help older adults and their loved ones navigate the world of wheelchair ramps, particularly design and material options such...

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