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Lifeway Mobility Blog

Dan Martin

Dan Martin is a licensed building contractor since 1994 specializing in home remodeling. After working with a customer with a disability, Dan realized there is a significant need for specialized accessibility work. He earned his CAPS certification (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist) in 2010 and started Total Access of New England, which joined Lifeway Mobility in 2017.

Recent Posts

Making Your Home Safe for Elderly Visitors During the Holidays

Posted by Dan Martin on 11/20/18 3:00 PM

 

Fast approaching is that wonderful time of year when family and friends gather to celebrate the holidays. Often that means events and parties that include elderly parents, friends or relatives. Whether an elderly relative or friend with limited mobility is coming for the afternoon or staying longer, it is best to consider their safety and comfort.

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Topics: Accessibility, Accessibility Equipment, Mobility, Safety, Aging-In-Place, Wheelchair, Bathroom Safety, Universal Design, Accessible Bathing, Customer Questions

Should You Rent or Buy A Wheelchair Ramp?

Posted by Dan Martin on 4/27/17 11:41 AM

At some point you or a loved one may require a ramp to access your home and continue living independently. The decision to rent or buy a wheelchair ramp depends largely on your unique situation. Here are some guidelines to consider when making this decision. Keep the following considerations in mind to help make the right decision for your specific circumstance.

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Topics: Accessibility, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Independent Living, Mobility, Safety, Wheelchair

Case Study: Helping A Customer With MS

Posted by Dan Martin on 4/6/17 11:59 AM

When Andrea was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body, she grew immediately concerned about her mobility and living in her home. The family lived in an older multi-level home in Marlborough, MA.

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Topics: Accessibility, Accessibility Equipment, Independent Living, Mobility, Safety, Stair Lift, Wheelchair

Bath and Shower Seats for Home

Posted by Dan Martin on 3/30/17 10:09 AM

If you have mobility or balance issues, taking a shower or even getting in or out of the bathtub/shower presents a potentially dangerous situation. For most people, a shower is a time for relaxation and stress release. But if you face physical challenges and/or suffer from a health condition, the act of bathing can be a scary, stressful time. An elderly, ill or disabled person should equip his/her bathtub or shower with a bath seat to prevent the risk of falling.

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Topics: Accessibility, Accessibility Equipment, Bathroom Safety, Independent Living, Mobility, Safety

Converting An Existing Tub To A Walk In Shower

Posted by Dan Martin on 3/8/17 10:22 AM

 

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Topics: Accessibility, Accessibility Equipment, Independent Living, Mobility, Bathroom Safety