Jul 30

What is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)?

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) is a designation program by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that teaches home builders and remodelers how to work with seniors to provide aging-in-place home modifications.

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)

The Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation is a reliable way to identify professionals to modify your home. For seniors who need home modifications, it is very important that they seek out professionals who are CAPS certified to make sure that the modifications will be the best fit for their needs and that the work will be done correctly.

Any handyman can attach grab bars in a bathroom or install a wheelchair ramp but many times, only experienced accessible home remodelers know to reinforce the wall that is attached to the grab bar or that a wheelchair ramp that is too short or too steep could cause safety problems.

CAPS certified consultants provide the extra measure of experience and safety that means the difference between completing the job and completing it correctly. Give us a call Toll-Free at (866) 902-9800 if you have any questions.

Jul 29

Got Grab Bars? One of the first items every bathroom needs is a grab bar. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be used in various locations to promote bathroom safety. After all, most accidents in the home happen in the bathroom.

Fold Down Grab Bar

One of our favorites is the Fold-Down Grab Bar. Sometimes called a “folding grab bar” or “fold-up grab bar,” this is ideal for situations where the wall is too far from the toilet to reach the grab bar.

And because it folds up and out off the way, a fold-down grab bar can be moved up and out of the way for wheelchair transfers.

For more information or to purchase a Fold-Down Grab Bar visit: AccessibleConstruction.com/bathrooms/fold-down-grab-bar

Jul 28

Need a Lift? The Uplift Seat Assist turns any chair or couch into a Lift Chair.

The Seat Assist comes in two models – electric and hydraulic. Both models are portable but the hydraulic is great for going to places where you don’t have access to electrical power.

To order a Seat Assist visit our website at: www.AccessibleConstruction.com

Jul 27

In California and other warm climate areas of the country, many apartment buildings have second-story units, where the only way to enter is by an outside stairway.

Outdoor stairlifts provide a safe and easy alternative to going up and down stairs to get inside the home.

Outdoor Stairlift

Outdoor stairlifts require very little maintenance and last a long time. Many have built in covers for when the weather gets bad and the seats fold up and out of the way.

Just because your stairs are outside, it doesn’t mean you need to go without the safety and comfort of a stairlift – especially when considering stairlifts in Los Angeles. Give us a call at (310) 215-3332 if you need more information about installing an outdoor stairlift in southern California.

Jul 26

Here is a quick Independent Living Home Safety Checklist to help make your home safer. By correcting items below where you answer “No,” you can improve your home safety and help prevent accidents.
Home Safety Checklist
1. Are there sturdy handrails or banisters by all steps and stairs?

2. Is there adequate lighting in all stairs and hall?

3. Is there a light switch at both the top and bottom of stairs?

4. Are stairways and hallways clear of clutter and loose objects.

5. Is there a light switch by the doorway of each room?

6. Is there a flashlight, light switch or lamp beside the bed?

7. Are all electric cords placed close to walls, out of path?

8. Are rugs secured around all edges?

9. Are rugs smooth and flat with no folds or wrinkles?

10. Is there a list of emergency phone numbers by the phone? Fire, Police, Emergency, Ambulance?

11. Are all medicines marked clearly including the name of medicine, date purchased, directions, when taken?

12. Is there a non-skid surface on the floor of the bathtub or shower? Non-skid strips or rubber mat?

13. Are there adequate hand holds for getting in and out of the shower or bathtub?

If you have any questions about how to make your home safer so you can live independently, call us Toll-Free at (866) 902-9800 or visit our main website:


Jul 25
Many people are faced with an unexpected disability that alters their lifestyle and changes their daily living routine. For some, it could have been a car accident. For others, it might be an illness that caused the challenge. Seniors face these issues as they age, such as a physical and mobility impairment from a stroke, ALS, or Parkinson Disease.
We all slow down as we age and become less mobile and secure in our own environment. But we all share the common goal of aging in place – remaining in our own home for as long as possible.
This website will examine the various aspects of barrier-free living and modifying your home for living with a disability in a way that increases safety, mobility, accessibility, and independence.
This is the blog for our companion website for Accessible Design & Consulting.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about making your home safe and accessible, give us a call.

Adam Fine

Accessible Design & Consulting, Inc.
(866) 902-9800 – Toll Free
(310) 215-3332 – Local

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