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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: …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

4 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 feel like a skating rink. In order to prevent slips and falls during the winter, and to get the most out of a modular, aluminum handicap ramp, here are 4 tips to help winterize your ramp. Aluminum Handicap Ramp Winterization Try any combination of the …

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5 Common Accessibility Fails

Nathan Colburn Education, Newsletter

Our team is invited into our client’s homes and into our communities to evaluate accessibility. During our evaluations, we often encounter modifications that do not meet ADA requirements, are unsafe or that were intended to be temporary but became permanent. Stairlift Not to the Floor – The purpose of a stairlift is to ensure that those with mobility challenges, unstable …

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Handicap Ramps: Winter Safety Tips

Nathan Colburn Blog, Articles, Education, Information

As the temperature dips and light dustings of snow hit the ground, many who rely on handicap ramps to enter their home have begin to worry about how to stay safe when snow and ice begin to collect on their ramp. Slick conditions on your handicap ramp can make leaving home difficult and unsafe for those with mobility issues. However, …

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What Impacts the Cost of My Stairlift?

Nathan Colburn Education, Products

One of the most common questions our team receives is “How much does a stairlift cost?”. The answer is not a straightforward one. Many factors impact the final cost of a stairlift for your home: The length of your stairs, whether you want a straight or a curved lift, and other options that can help a stairlift be a better …

Educational Webinars on Making a Home Accessible

Armando Carillo Education

Making a Home Accessible:  Educational Webinars for Professionals As a home accessibility solutions provider, we host a variety of educational webinars. Whether you’re an architect, builder, hospital clinician, case manager, social worker or an in-home care provider, we have an educational webinar to help with the hospital to home transition with making a home accessible, including Q&A. Webinar:  Hospital to …