Mar 21

It only takes a minute to make a senior feel happy.

Mar 15

A very simple, but often overlooked safety device for the bathroom is an Anti-Scald Shower Valve.

anti scald device for the shower

Installing an anti-scald device in the shower provides peace of mind for seniors that may have dementia problems as well as anybody with some form of paralysis that has lost feeling in any part of the body.

We prefer this lever-style model because of its attractive design and there are no knobs to turn.

We often install these for bathroom remodels that we perform but they can be installed at any time.

Order on our website at: www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/bathrooms

Mar 10

Angie’s List Magazine
February 24, 2011
By Jackie Norris

With her mother confined to a wheelchair after suffering a urinary tract infection that nearly claimed her life, Sabrina Wurf knew the time had come to ask for help.

Her 76-year-old mom, Angie’s List member Barbara Wurf of Los Angeles, suffers from myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disease that causes her to be prone to infection. In early 2010, she landed in a hospital’s intensive care unit with the urinary infection. Instead of going home upon her discharge, the hospital sent her to a nursing home because her two-bedroom bungalow needed revamping to make it handicapped accessible.

That’s when Sabrina contacted Angie’s List for help. “She needed a safe environment,” Sabrina says. “The project was overwhelming.”

Accessible Home Wheelchair Ramp Donation

Photo courtesy of Tracy McCubbin | Sabrina Wurf (left) says her mother is now able to use a walker, and the new ramp gives her more freedom.

The Angie’s List Wishmakers program enlisted the help of Frank Najafi, owner of highly rated AARDVARK Property Hazard Analysis in Los Angeles. Najafi tested the Wurfs’ 1940s home for lead paint on the walls and asbestos in the linoleum flooring. Once everything checked out, Najafi cleared the way for other service providers.

Since Barbara could no longer climb the steep stairs to her old bedroom, Tracy McCubbin, the owner of highly rated dClutterfly in Los Angeles, turned a chaotic den into a relaxing first-floor bedroom. “The job took three full days,” McCubbin says. She purged the den of more than a thousand books, moved in new furniture and also helped reorganize the Wurfs’ garage. “It was about more than getting organized – it was about making the home safe and comfortable.”

To add finishing touches to the bedroom, Joe Rivero of highly rated J R Construction in Los Angeles donated his handyman services, and helped move bookshelves and hang pictures.

Because Barbara’s illness requires her to go to UCLA each week for blood transfusions, Adam Fine, the owner of highly rated Accessible Design & Consulting in Santa Monica, discounted and installed a modular ramp system. “The ramp allows Barbara to be as independent as possible,” Fine says. “I think it also helps reduce stress for Sabrina, since she’s given up her life to care for her mom.”

Angie Hicks, the founder of Angie’s List, says more seniors are aging-in-place these days, which adds another element to their grown children’s care-taking tasks. “Through the Wishmakers program, we were able to give the Wurfs the help they needed as well as peace of mind, knowing they were receiving help from highly rated companies in the Los Angeles area,” Hicks says.

Barbara couldn’t agree more and is flourishing in her updated surroundings. “Sabrina couldn’t have done it all herself,” she says, adding she enjoys her new bedroom and is glad to be back in her home of 45 years. “I’m grateful to Angie’s List, the service providers and the equipment they provided. It will continue to make my life much better than it would have been otherwise.”

View original article at Angie’s List Magazine
http://magazine.angieslist.com/assisted-living/articles/l-a–companies-donate-services-home-accessible.aspx

For more information about making your home safer and more accessible contact:

Adam Fine
Accessible Design & Consulting
866-902-9800 Phone

Adam@AccessibleConstruction.com E-mail

www.AccessibleConstruction.com Web Site

Mar 3

An Overhead Ceiling Lift can aid in lifting a patient in and out of bed or the bathtub.

ceiling lift

We have installed Ceiling Lifts in homes that can lift a patient out of bed, transport them to the bathroom and lower them into the tub. After bathing and drying, they are transferred back to the bedroom and lowered into bed.

The ceiling lift can be stationary above a bed or bathtub or attached to an overhead ceiling track that moves between rooms.

If you’d like to know more about installing an overhead ceiling lift in your home or at your company, call us toll-free at (866) 902-9800.

www.AccessibleConstruction.com

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