Nov 29

Portable Grab Bars are great for traveling when you need a grab bar at a hotel, on a cruise ship, or at the home of a relative. There’s no need to sacrifice safety when away from home.

Portable Grab Bar

Portable Grab Bars can also be used by renters that can’t make permanent changes to the shower. Use them for visitors that need support, or if you want to try out different positions before installing permanent grab bars.

Visit our website for more information or to order immediately: www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/bathrooms/portable-grab-bar.html

Nov 21

It’s important to know the Symptoms of a Stroke to get medical help as quickly as possible. This video outlines the symptoms of a stroke and what to look for if you think you or someone you know might be having a stroke.

Common symptoms of a stroke include:

  • Numb or Weak Limbs, usually on one side of the body
  • Dizziness or Loss of Balance
  • Trouble Speaking or Understanding
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty Seeing
  • Severe Headache

If you suspect a stroke, act F-A-S-T.

Face – ask the person to smile and check for a droopy face

Arms – ask the person to raise both arms to see if one drifts down

Speech – ask the person to repeat a sentence to see if speech is slurred

Time – if the person has any of these symptoms, get them to a hospital quickly

If medical attention is administered quickly, damage from the stroke could be averted.

Nov 18

When you were a child, your parents had a fear that you would fall out of bed while you were sleeping.

Now, the tables are turned and YOU probably worry about your aging parents falling out of bed while they sleep. Designer Hospital Bed Rails for the Home could be just what you’re looking for.

Hospital Bed Rails for Home

Bed Rails are standard issue in hospitals but when patients leave the hospital they get home to their own bed but without the protection they had during their stay.

We offer these Hospital Bed Rails for Home so you can rest assured your loved ones are sleeping safely at home. For more details or to order, visit our website at: www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/beds/

Nov 18

Non-Slip Shower Strips are a no-brainer for making a shower or bathtub safer.

Non-Slip Shower Strips

Adding non slip shower strips to a shower or bathtub is probably the fastest, easiest, and most economical way to help make a bathroom safer.

All orders come in packages of 2 for a total of 24 strips to make your bathroom safe for adults and children.

To place an order visit: www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/bathrooms/non-slip-shower-strips.html

Nov 16

Bathroom vanities are great to look at and provide extra space for keeping things but for wheelchair users they make it difficult to get close to the sink.

Wall-Hung Accessible Bathroom Sink

A Wall Hung Accessible Sink is an excellent alternative to a bathroom vanity for wheelchair users because there is plenty of space under the sink for rolling in and getting closer to the sink and faucet.

It’s important to remember that many wheelchairs users don’t have feeling in their legs and can get burned from rubbing against hot pipes under the sink. Always choose a wall accessible hung sink with a P-Trap Cover so that exposed pipes are covered. This is not only a safety measure but it makes for a more attractive bathroom.

We can provide installation of wall accessible hung sinks with P-Trap covers in southern California and we also sell them on our website for people that want to use their preferred contractor.

Visit our website for ordering information at: www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/bathrooms/wall-hung-sink.html

Nov 14

The Swivel Car Seat acts like a Lazy Susan for people in their cars.

Swivel Car Seat

Available in Tan or Grey, the swivel car seat makes getting in and out of the car easier, especially for people with mobility difficulties.

Order from our website at: www.AccessibleConstruction.com

Nov 11

One out of every two people over the age of 60 has some type of disability which can limit normal daily activities. Many disabilities begin as minor but can progress as the years go by. Modifying a home for safety can help achieve the goal of “aging in place.”

Aging in Place Accessible Home Modifications

According to a survey by AARP, more than 90 percent of persons over the age of 65 prefer to stay in their current home for as long as possible.

Nursing home costs can be more than $50,000 a year. It’s worth the cost and time to modify a home to make it accessible. Studies have shown that people who remain in their own homes as they age tend to live longer, and spend more time with their families than those that transition to nursing homes.

Creating barrier-free, accessible homes can be cheaper and easier than most people perceive. Replacing door knobs with lever handles, raised toilets, adding expandable offset door hinges that widen doorways for walkers and wheelchairs, and grab bars in bathrooms are common examples. These simple changes, among others, can allow people to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for lobger than expected.

Nov 9

This Portable Patient Lift is lightweight and electric.

Light Weight Electric Portable Patient Lift

Made of aircraft aluminum, it is extremely strong and durable, raises and lowers electrically, and folds up for taking in a car or on an airplane.

A Portable Patient Lift can be used in homes, hospitals, care facilities, or anywhere there is a need for safely lifting or lowering patients.

For more details and ordering info visit our website: www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/ramps/11.html

Nov 7

What do you do when there isn’t enough space to install a wheelchair ramp and a stairlift just won’t work because you need to remain in the wheelchair? Install a Vertical Porch Lift (Platform Lift).

Vertical Porch Lift (Platform Lift)

As you can see in the above photo, the stairs are too short and steep for a ramp.

Vertical Porch Lift (Platform Lift)

The solution was to install a Vertical Porch Lift (Platform Lift) behind the stairs so that a wheelchair could be lifted up to the landing at the top of the stairs.

This is a great solution to a common problem because no wheelchair transfers are required.

Most people only consider home modifications that they have seen or heard about. But if you have trouble navigating your own home, call an accessibility expert for guidance. Sometimes a solution is already available, and if not one can be created.

Accessible Design and Construction
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