Oct 29

Stairlifts are extremely popular as well as functional and helpful. But when should you decide to step up to a Home Elevator?

Home Elevator

For some people, installing a Home Elevator is an obvious choice. But for others, a Stairlift seems to make more sense until you weigh all the options.

If you have a condition that will change over time and mobility will steadily decrease, sometimes it’s best to install an elevator and forego the stairlift if it will outdate itself.

If you have a natural area in the home that will act as an elevator shaft, such as closets on top of each between floors, the install is perfect. Many universal designed homes are built with closets above and below each other for just this reason.

Elevators are more expensive than stairlifts but you have to consider everything involved. With a stairlift, you may need a wheelchair at the top and bottom of the stairs which would involve two transfers. This is more strenuous for the patient and/or caregiver and costs double for wheelchairs. If a long stairlift track is involved this could also increase the cost.

An elevator would be more efficient and convenient (think luggage and groceries) and would allow for the person to remain safely in their own home for a longer period of time – the ultimate goal of aging in place.

To see what a typical Home Elevator installation looks like, we have one our website at:
www.AccessibleConstruction.com/services/construction/elevator1.html

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

Oct 26

There’s no hiding the fact that ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, can be devastating to a family. But there are things that can help make it easier to live with for the family and patient.

We take a holistic approach and assess the disease from start to finish with an understanding of the progression of ALS. Having worked with so many ALS families, we are well-versed in the best products and solutions available.

We’ve compiled a list of ALS Resources that includes contact info and websites for The ALS Association (ALSA) as well as typical products and designs we utilize.

http://www.accessibleconstruction.com/resources/als-lou-gehrigs-disease.html

Oct 25

Stairlifts are great for moving people up and down stairs and ramps are convenient for moving wheelchairs and scooters up and down inclines.

Incline Lifts for Wheelchairs and Scooters

But when you need to move a wheelchair or scooter up or down in an area where a ramp just won’t work, Incline Lifts for Wheelchairs and Scooters are a great option.

Incline Lifts are custom items. We have installed them in both homes and commercial buildings with great success. If you’re in need of a custom installation, call us Toll-Free at (866) 902-9800.

Oct 24

A very convenient and functional item for the bathroom is a Hand-Held Shower and Holder that can be used in either the bathtub or shower.

Hand-Held Shower and Holder

The Hand-Held Shower and Holder is ideal for a caregiver to wash a patient’s hair in the bathtub.

Ordering information is available on our website at: http://www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/bathrooms/hand-held-shower.html

Oct 19

Many of our clients suffer from a fall or stroke and are hospitalized for a period of time. They get good care and have special accommodations while in the hospital but under ideal conditions they are released from care and return to their home.

Sometimes they need a special bed and other times they just WANT a bed like they had in the hospital with hi-low adjustments. We work with select manufacturers to provide our clients with custom, designer Hi-Low Hospital Beds.

Hi-Low Hospital Bed for Home

These aren’t standard hospital beds, though. These are high-quality custom beds with a variety of features such as a standard single massage with timer, floor illuminating night light, and gentle call buzzer.

If you or a loved-one need a hospital bed for your home, give us a call toll-free at (866) 902-9800 and tell us what you need. We’ll set you up with a perfect fit.

Oct 17

For seniors and people with mobility issues, going up and down stairs can be an ordeal.

Our core business is making a home safer and more accessible. And one of the most popular home modifications we provide is installing Stairlifts in Los Angeles and Southern California.

los angeles stairlifts

We work with a variety of stairlift manufacturers and install a variety of stairlifts including straight stairlifts, curved stairlifts, as well as stairlifts for inside and outside the home. We recently installed a Bruno Curved Stair Lift in Los Angeles With 9-Custom Turns for a home with 7 levels.

If you’re looking for a stairlift installation in Los Angeles or Southern California, give us a call toll free at (866) 902-9800 or locally at (310) 215-3332.

You can also read an article about stairlifts that Special Living Magazine featured us in titled, “Gain Independence With a Stairlift.”

Oct 14

One of our most important goals is to perform home modifications so that people can remain in their own homes for as long as possible. We’re experts at what we do.

But we also rely on other experts such as caregivers and occupational and physical therapists to help with aging and disabilities.

Whether it’s for us or our parents, there are many things that are unfamiliar as we age and we need to rely on expert resources to help guide us through the unfamiliar territory and prepare us for what’s to come.

One of our favorite books to help make the aging process more familiar is Eldercare for Dummies by Dr. Rachelle Zukerman.

Eldercare for Dummies by Dr. Rachelle Zukerman

In clear, easy to understand language, Eldercare For Dummies discusses topics such as Caregiving, Chronic Medical Conditions and Diseases, Nursing Homes, and all the other things we wonder about.

It’s available at bookstores or online at Amazon.com.

Oct 13

The AT Network recently redesigned their website to make it easier to use and more informative for consumers, caregivers, service providers and others with a need for assistive technology.

AT Network - Assistive Technology

The AT Network was created by the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC), under a contract with the California AT System, a branch of the California Department of Rehabilitation, to meet the assistive technology (AT) needs of Californians.

For more information about assistive technology in California or the AT Network, visit their website at: www.atnet.org

Oct 12

The Super Pole System is a floor to ceiling support pole that can be used in any room of the home.

The Super Pole comes with a number of attachments and makes it easier to stand or sit or get in and out of bed.

More details and ordering information can be found on our website at: http://www.AccessibleConstruction.com/services/bathrooms/super-pole.html

Oct 10

Roll A Ramp is a Portable Wheelchair Ramp (or scooter ramp) system that rolls up for easy storage or transport.

Roll A Ramp - Portable Wheelchair Ramp

Wheelchair ramps are great when you have one available but most of the time you only have one or two at your home and they’re stationary – you can’t take them with you.

Roll A Ramp solves the problem of needing a ramp when you leave your home. It easily rolls up and can be taken in a trunk or van. When you arrive at your destination you have a safe and sturdy wheelchair ramp. This is great when visiting friends or relatives. No more staying at home because you can’t get up the stairs.

Find out more about Roll A Ramp on our website: http://www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/ramps/roll-a-ramp.html

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