Hoyer Lift versus ceiling lift collage and comparison

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 …

SureHands Ceiling Lift System is 5-Star Genius

Nathan Colburn Articles, Education, Newsletter

Ceiling Lifts system by SureHands uses a wide range of options which can restore independence and increase accessibility throughout a home. These lifts provide customizable solutions that will allow physically challenged men, women, and children access the bed, shower, bath or toilet and aid in the changing of clothes, standing, and ambulation, and catheterization, at time independently or with the …

5 Case Studies of Home Accessibility Solutions

Armando Carillo Articles

Take a look at the following home accessibility solutions that sparked happiness from our clients, and let’s celebrate these families’ stories and lives. 1. Modular Wheelchair Ramp Installed in a Garage Michael is all smiles at the top of his newly installed modular wheelchair ramp in the garage of his Utah home. Installing a ramp in a home garage entrance …

3 Benefits of Adaptive Equipment Over Home Modifications

Armando Carillo Blog, Articles

Adaptive equipment or home modifications / remodeling – which is the best solution for people struggling with mobility in and around the home? When making a home accessible, our team helps clients explore adaptive equipment that can be installed to overcome mobility barriers, as well as remodeling projects. In some cases, modifying a home is unavoidable because, for example, if …

Collage of cheery elders as part of a home safety guide for seniors

The Home Safety Guide for Seniors

Armando Carillo Blog, Articles, Education, Resources

Most seniors want to age in place in their homes, well past retirement and into their golden years, and with a bit of help, they can. When circumstances change, specifically in the areas of mobility and ability, seniors may look for ways to make the rooms in their homes more easily accessible for themselves. Adult children of aging parents also …

Chair lift pricing varies and here is a Bruno Elite stair lift for a straight staircase in a home

Chair Lift Pricing

Nathan Colburn Articles, Blog, Information

Chair lift pricing varies by model, features, the type of stairs you have – straight, curved, L-shaped – your specific needs, where you are located and shipping requirements. Here  are some good budgetary tips to consider when shopping for your chair lift. Financing can be available for the right person or use case. Is the chair lift for a straight …

Garage stairs ideas to help plan for home accessibility

4 Intuitive Garage Stairs Ideas to Help You Adapt to Change

Armando Carillo Blog, Articles

The first step through the door from the house into the garage is often the most disorienting and dangerous aspect of exiting a home. In homes with this type of design, the following 4 garage stairs ideas help solve the dramatic elevation change and can be adapted over time as change in circumstances occur for the homeowner. GARAGE STAIRS IDEAS …

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 …

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 …