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March 25 2018 0Comment

4 Simple Steps to a Wheelchair Accessible Home

If you use a wheelchair, you may need to make some changes to your home to make it easy to move around. While the obvious option is renovating areas such as the entrance to your home and installing equipment such as wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, and patient lifts, there are other, simple and cost-effective steps […]

March 12 2018 0Comment

4 Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors

Nothing quite compares to a hot shower or bath at the end of a long day. Unfortunately, maneuvering through the bathroom can be a risky endeavour for seniors and people living with disabilities. According to the US National Institute of Aging, one in three seniors aged over 65 experience a fall each year, and over […]

February 11 2018 0Comment

4 Ways to Make Doors Senior-Friendly

As we get older, our bodies undergo a variety of changes that can make daily tasks more strenuous and difficult. One task that many seniors noticeably find more difficult as they get older is manipulating and opening doors. In this post we share 4 simple ways to make your doors senior-friendly. For more tips on […]

January 03 2018 0Comment

A Review of Four Popular Walk-in Tubs and Showers

According to a recent study published by the National Institute of Aging (NIA), 80% of accidents among seniors occur in the bathroom, with over 1 in 3 seniors suffering a fall every year. Manoeuvring around slippery surfaces can be hazardous for any individual, and is an even greater challenge for those with compromised mobility and […]

December 14 2017 0Comment

A Quick Look at Permanent Track Lifts and Portable Lifts

Patient lifts are an essential aspect of home accessibility, and are designed to transfer patients from the bed, wheelchair or bathtub, moving them safely from one spot to another. Installing permanent track lifts or incorporating portable lifts into your home can prove highly beneficial to both the patient and the caregiver, enhancing the quality of […]

November 14 2017 0Comment

Home Accessibility Aids: Wheelchair Ramps and Stair Lifts

If you use a wheelchair on a daily basis and have difficulties climbing stairs or reaching your front door, then you may wish to consider making adjustments to your home. Wheelchair ramps and stair lifts are designed to provide accessibility solutions for the disabled, enabling wheelchair users to regain full access to their homes. Needless […]

September 14 2017 0Comment

A Guide to Grab Bars and Handrails

Falls in the home are a major safety risk for anyone, but especially seniors. A fall can happen in any part of the house, but one of the most common places is the bathroom, where 1 in 3 individuals over the age of 65 experience at least one fall per year. There are a lot […]

July 14 2017 0Comment

Walk-in Bathtubs: Acrylic or Gelcoat?

When installing a walk-in bathtub in the bathroom, one of the biggest decisions a buyer/user has to make is choosing the material of the product. There are currently two different types of walk-in tubs available; acrylic, or gel-coatted, and there is great debate about which is best. In order to help you make this decision […]