6 Tips to Winterize an Aluminum Handicap Ramp

Nathan Colburn Articles, Blog, Education

When cold weather, snow and ice hit, the surface of an aluminum handicap ramp can get slick. In order to prevent slips and falls during the winter, and to get the most out of a modular, aluminum handicap ramp, here are 6 tips to help winterize your ramp. Aluminum Handicap Ramp Winterization Try any combination of the following to properly …

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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 …

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Handicapped Pool Lift: A Guide Plus an Alternative Solution

Armando Carillo Lift & Transfer Systems, Articles, Blog

To escape the summer heat, nothing can be more relaxing than a dip in the pool. Or when it’s cool, a dip in the hot tub can be just as rewarding. For people with a disability, the handicap, anyone bound to a wheelchair, and even older adults that have lost some coordination, balance and overall mobility, taking a dip can …

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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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 …

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 …

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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How The American Rescue Funds Act Saves Medicaid Recipients Over $60K

Armando Carillo Blog, Articles, Education, Information, Medicaid Mike's Blog

From the American Rescue Funds Act inside the Medicaid benefit, we are seeing an additional $10K benefit (up to $24,000) per person. The key takeaway is that staying in one’s home saves over $60K a year in nursing care for Medicaid recipients and helps you be independent. In the state of Colorado (find your state below), there is an additional …

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Are You Aging in Place on Your Terms?

Nathan Colburn Articles, Products

While your body and mind are changing as you age, so are your needs. As our population’s life expectancy extends, it can be difficult to accept that changes that are occurring for you both mentally and physically. Learning to cope with a new set of physical challenges like limited mobility, diminished sight, or a new disease diagnosis can have a …