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How to Save Money with a Sales Tax Exemption for Home Medical Equipment

Armando Carillo Blog, Education

Because home accessibility is so important to healthy living, many states provide a sales tax exemption for durable medical equipment including stair lifts, wheelchair ramps, wheelchair lifts, overhead ceiling lifts and many other useful equipment. This can save you money if you understand how it works. Sales tax for many states is between 5% and 12% based on where you …

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Bruno Stair Lift Works During Massive Texas Power Outage

Armando Carillo Blog, News

Much of Texas is facing the biggest power outage in the state’s history in over 40 years. Texans are battling freezing temperatures and we’ve heard stories of some people stepping into their cars for momentary heat relief. For anyone that relies on mobility equipment to move around within their home, not having power can be a huge inconvenience and health …

A Bruno straight stair lift installed at Accessible System's Denver, Colorado showroom

Do Stair Lifts Damage Stairs or the Wall?

Armando Carillo Blog, Articles

Many people with physical disabilities or mobility challenges hesitate installing a stair lift because they think stair lifts damage stairs or the wall in their home. There is a myth that stair lifts are attached to the wall and that when it comes time to remove them, they damage the wall. The truth is that a stair lift does not …

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Home Safety Tips for Seniors Aging in Place

Armando Carillo Education

Accessible Systems was featured on Colorado’s Best TV show, alongside SeniorCareKelly, to discuss how to make a home safe for today’s seniors. They also discussed the trend that more seniors are choosing to age in place longer, and provided some home safety tips and solutions.  TRANSCRIPT Colorado’s Best TV Show Host: Joana Canals SeniorCareKelly Founder: Kelly O’Connor Accessible Systems …

How to make the garage in a home handicap accessible

Making a Home Handicap Accessible: Garage Steps

Armando Carillo Articles, Blog

One common way to make a home handicap accessible is by overcoming the steps at the garage entrance. Steps are an accessibility barrier that are typically made of concrete or wood, and railings are not always installed. The construction quality may also be low, which poses injury risks from slips and falls. Here are the top 4 solutions to help …

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Wondering What To Do With Your Gently Used Medical Equipment?

Nathan Colburn Information

We get dozens of calls each week with people asking what they should do with their used medical equipment when they no longer need it. Below is a list of resources and suggestions for how to get rid of your used medical equipment. If you are looking to purchase used medical equipment, please see our refurbished stair lift page for …

Universal Design vs Accessible Design

Universal Design Vs. Accessible Design: What is the Difference?

Nathan Colburn Articles

Great design should be part of every home, and two schools of thought have emerged. Everybody is talking about Universal Design, which is changing both commercial and residential construction for the better.  Focused on principle of universal use, Universal Design dramatically improves the use by everyone, children, people with disabilities, the aging population, and everyone in between. However, Accessible Design, …

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Why Choose a Bruno Stair Lift Installation by Accessible Systems?

Nathan Colburn Articles, Newsletter, Products

As we age, our flexibility, balance, and mobility change. The National Safety Council estimates that more than one million injuries occur each year as a result of falls on stairways. Even using a simple staircase in your home can be dangerous if your eyesight is failing, your stability has diminished, or you have balance problems. Many older homeowners purchased their …

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Hospital to Home Safely: Live Adapted Show Home Webinars

Armando Carillo Education

A Monthly Live Webinar for Frontline Workers Involved in the Hospital Discharge Process They are coming home. Now what? Whether the stay at rehab or the hospital was expected or due to an emergency, homecoming is what everyone is waiting for – but it must be planned for. As a home accessibility solutions provider, we can help create a successful …