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Accessible Systems, Inc. Joins Lifeway Mobility to create Accessibility Leader

Armando Carillo Blog, News

Englewood, CO – Accessible Systems, Inc. (“ASI”), a leading provider of home safety and accessibility solutions for people with limited mobility in the Rocky Mountain and southwest regions for over 22 years, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Lifeway Mobility (“Lifeway”). ASI is a full-service dealer of stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, residential elevators, ramps, step-in tubs and …

Adapted Home for Veteran Made Possible via VA SAH Grant

Armando Carillo Blog, Articles

Charlie, an Army Veteran, can still walk to a certain degree, but he knows that his ALS will one day limit his mobility. His balance is already off, and the risk of falling grows by the day. Working with his case manager from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and taking advantage of the VA Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant, …

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Hoyer Lift vs Ceiling Lift: A Guide to Safe Transfers

Nathan Colburn Articles, Blog

A Hoyer Lift is a brand of patient lift that has become a generalized term used in conversation – much like other trademarked brands like Frisbee, Thermos, and Escalator. Many professional caregivers are quick to recommend a Hoyer Lift, when in fact they could be referencing a number of patient/client lift systems available and that could be made by other …

Bruno Elite stair lift installed on a curved stairway in a home, header image for a repair and troubleshooting guide

Stair Lift Manufacturers FAQ

Nathan Colburn Articles

This particular FAQ provides stair lift manufacturers names, locations, and other details for stair lifts, also called chair glides, chair lifts, or stairs elevators. Visit our home elevator page for details on residential interior, exterior and through-the-floor elevators. Visit our vertical platform lift page for various other wheelchair and scooter lift options. Stair Lift Manufacturers Comparison Stair Lift Manufacturer Location …

concrete ramp with universal design to fit to home

7 Tips to Make Your Ramp Fantastic (Zero Step Entry Universal Design)

Nathan Colburn Education, Newsletter

Zero step entry or accessibility ramps can make your home or building accessible and be a beautiful addition. However, there are many common mistakes and costly errors that you can prevent by continuing to read this resource. Universal Design states that the entrance should work for everyone, however what modifications are needed to include everyone.  Here are the top tips: …

Home Modifications: Top 4 Barriers for People with Disabilities

Armando Carillo Articles

When contemplating home modifications for seniors, or home modifications for disabled people, the TOP 4 accessibility barriers faced are 1) the entrances and exits, 2) levels and stairs, 3) bathrooms and 4) physical transfers. Each barrier is described below and home accessibility solutions are recommended to help overcome each one. Finding the right mobility solution will depend on one’s personal …

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Top FAQ’s for Accessing Your Home

Armando Carillo Education

Dale Etchells was diagnosed with primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) in 2000. Concerned about his disease progression and increased muscle weakness, he’s seeking information on resources available to help keep him safe and independent in his home. This Q&A explores the various options available to help Dale keep his independence, as he prepares himself to be bound to wheels. Here is …

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Can You Safely Age in Place?

Nathan Colburn Education, Newsletter

While many people wish to age in place in their home, the reality is that this may not be the best or safest option for everyone. A recent AARP study found that more than 70 percent of people over the age of 50 would want to remain in their homes as they get older. However planning ahead to help you …

Wheelchair ramp versus vertical platform lift comparison

Wheelchair Lift vs Modular Wheelchair Ramp: What’s Right for You?

Armando Carillo Blog, Education

Both a vertical platform lift (VPL) and a modular wheelchair ramp are ideal solutions that grant a user home accessibility. There are various factors to consider between these two durable medical equipment options. This side-by-side comparison should help steer you in the right direction. Factors VPL Modular Wheelchair Ramp This comparison serves as a guide and Accessible Systems highly recommends …

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, …