Apr 30

Those who are building a new home with an eye on the future and possibly retirement are probably aware of the universal design principle that calls for at least one bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. For others, if you plan to remain in your current home as you age, if all of the bedrooms and bathrooms are upstairs, you’ll probably need to install a stair lift or home elevator.

Residential Glass Elevators

Those who fall into the second category generally opt for a stair lift for getting up and down stairs. But there are quite a few benefits to installing a residential glass elevator:

– No transferring from a wheelchair to a stair lift and back again

– Less stressful on the caregiver and person using the stair lift

– Increases the safety and usability of a home

– Cheaper than moving, especially when you add up all the costs associated with a move

– Adds to the value of your home

– Allows you to remain in your own home

– Elevators are a cool, home design centerpiece

We really like the “cool” factor of a home elevator and we’ve been using them for years. But we favor a new line of residential glass elevators that we’re excited to showcase for our clients who want to remain in their own homes.

Glass Home Elevators

One of the disadvantages of standard home elevators is that they can be a bit claustrophobic. With glass elevators, you can see out when riding up or down. Glass elevators are great for caregivers because they can also see if somebody is inside.

Probably the best part about the newest models of home elevators is the easy installation. After measurements are taken, the residential glass elevators are custom manufactured at the factory to fit the home specifications. They are transported to the installation location and can be carried through a normal door opening and quickly assembled.

Because of the innovative, pre-designed manufacturing process, they have a small 4-inch pit and fit under a standard ceiling space.

For many people, a stair lift offers the safety and convenience of getting up and down stairs instead of walking, and will be beneficial for years to come. But depending on the disability and need, glass home elevators can offer significant features without incurring much more added cost. It’s important to properly evaluate the needs of the user.

The most important aspect is to find the best solution for remaining at home to age-in-place. If you’re interested, we’d be more than happy to discuss the pros and cons of riding in style at home.

Want to ride one? Call us at 866-902-9800 so that we can arrange a private ride in any of the four beautiful models located at our manufacturer’s West Hollywood Showroom – shown by appointment only.

You can also call us for more information about residential glass elevators or visit our website at:
www.AccessibleConstruction.com/services/ramps/residential-glass-elevator

Apr 23

Texting shorthand acronyms has always been an easy way to get your message across without doing a lot of typing. Everybody knows that LOL means “laughing out loud,” but some of the texting codes can be confusing until you get the hang of it. These come in handy whether they’re used for text messages, Facebook, Twitter, or even email messages.

We received an email the other day that had a funny twist on what these codes mean when used by seniors. Shown below is a list of the more popular senior texting codes and what they mean.

senior texting codes and internet acronyms

ATD – At the Doctor’s
BFF – Best Friends Funeral
BTW – Bring the Wheelchair
BYOT – Bring Your Own Teeth
CBM – Covered by Medicare
CUATSC – See You at the Senior Center
DWI – Driving While Incontinent
FWBB – Friend with Beta Blockers
FWIW – Forgot Where I Was
FYI – Found Your Insulin
GGPBL – Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low
GHA – Got Heartburn Again
HGBM – Had Good Bowel Movement
IMHO – Is My Hearing-Aid On?
LMDO – Laughing My Dentures Out
LOL – Living on Lipitor
LWO – Lawrence Welk’s On
OMMR – On My Massage Recliner
OMSG – Oh My! Sorry, Gas
ROFL..CGU – Rolling on the Floor Laughing…Can’t get Up!
TOT – Texting on Toilet
TTYL – Talk to You Louder
WAITT – Who Am I Talking To?
WTFA – Wet the Furniture Again
WTP – Where’re the Prunes
WWNO – Walker Wheels Need Oil
GGLKI – Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking in

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