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Lifeway Mobility Blog

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

Top 5 Home Modifications for Accessibility

Posted by John Burfield on 10/17/18 4:27 PM

As we age, tasks that we once took for granted such as climbing the stairs or taking a shower, can become a challenge. If you or a loved one are planning to Age-in-Place, there many home modifications or adaptations that can help make this a reality. 

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Topics: ramp, Universal Design, Bathroom Safety, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Accessibility Equipment, Stair Lift, Mobility, Safety, Independent Living

Powder Coated Aluminum Ramps: Style and Performance

Posted by John Burfield on 7/17/18 4:05 PM

Aluminum modular ramps have several advantages over wood ramps including low maintenance, quick installation, superior traction, and resale value. Despite these advantages, some people prefer the look of a wooden ramp over aluminum. This is understandable considering many people spend years perfecting their exterior decorating and take pride in the way their home looks.

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Topics: ramp, Universal Design, Wheelchair, Accessibility Equipment, Independent Living, Product FAQ, Accessibility, Aging-In-Place

Wheelchair Ramp or Vertical Platform Lift: Which is Right for You?

Posted by John Burfield on 4/23/18 12:55 PM

If you have limited mobility and require the use of a mobility aid such as a wheelchair, scooter, or walker, you’d likely benefit from having a ramp or vertical platform wheelchair lift (VPL) installed in your home.

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Topics: Universal Design, Accessibility, Accessibility Equipment, Mobility, Independent Living, Customer Questions, Aging-In-Place, Wheelchair, ramp

Holiday Home Access "Visitability"

Posted by John Burfield on 12/18/17 10:10 AM

For those who are hosting family and friends in your home this holiday season, you may want to consider increasing your home’s visitability. The term visitibility refers to homes designed so that that it can be visited by people with mobility issues who may use aides such as wheelchairs or walkers. Visitability is a growing trend nationwide, and has 3 basic requirements.

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Topics: Accessibility, Aging-In-Place, Safety, Universal Design, Wheelchair