If you’re facing a loss of mobility for the first time, or you’re simply planning ahead to thrive in place at home as you age, you’re probably wondering what options you have to make your home more accessible for the use of wheelchairs, motorized scooters, or walkers. It’s true that these assistive devices can be problematic to use comfortably within many traditionally designed homes that have complex floorplans, steep stairways, and perhaps only a single bathroom located on an upper floor.
Unfortunately, countless Americans believe that the architectural challenges their houses present cannot be overcome. They resort to moving from their beloved homes at a time when such a disruption in their lives is the last thing they need. The good news is that you don’t have to give up on your home. There are many types of renovations, both small and large, that can make your home much more livable with mobility issues. Let’s take a look at some of the more significant (but definitely realistic) changes that you can make. Continue reading Options to Improve Accessibility in Your Home
The elevator as we know it has changed dramatically since humans first realized they could move large and heavy objects with rope and pulley systems. Home elevators are a byproduct of that ingenuity, created to make it easier for those with disabilities or injuries to get around their homes more easily. The story behind the home elevator is an interesting one, and it speaks to why home elevators have become so valuable to us. Continue reading The Story Behind Home Elevators
A set of revisions was made to the safety code for residential elevators – the ASME 17.1/CSA B44 – to prevent entrapment and injury of small children between the hoistway door and the car door. Continue reading Important Elevator Safety Code and Compliance Updates
Millions of Americans are faced with mobility challenges that can prohibit their ability to get into or around their own home. Some are forced to turn to care facilities that can accommodate their needs, but most people, when given the choice, would prefer living on their own or staying in their own home. There’s no reason to let something as small as a wheelchair evict you from your own home.
Continue reading The Advantages of an Inclinator™ Serenity Wheelchair Lift
Elevators have become not only a welcome addition but a justified investment for many homeowners. In the early days, residential elevators were a status symbol—an indication of wealth and affluence—but that has changed over time. Residential elevators now offer affordable access to renewed mobility for the disabled and injured as well as a chance for seniors to age in place.
Continue reading Why Installing a Residential Elevator is Worth the Investment