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Feb. 05, 2020

Grab bars, Denver, CO

Grab bars installed in clients bathroom in Denver, CO. Grab Bars must be installed properly and here are the steps that we use. To install a grab bar in tile or fiberglass surface, we find the stud or the wood in the wall that is the strongest place to install the grab bar. The studs are typically every 16 inches and they go vertically from the floor to the ceiling. Then we drill the tile or fiberglass with a special bit so that the tile or fiberglass doesn’t crack. Sometime, you have to drill very slow so the heat doesn’t build up and ruin the surface. After the hole is drilled, we caulk the hole to seal it from water. This is critical, as water will get behind the grab bar and behind the wall and destroy the wall. Then, we screw in the grab bar through the caulk sealant and into the stud. Now the Grab Bar is secure and safe, and looks great.
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Jan. 25, 2020

Hide a Grab Bar in Plain Sight

When you hear the word grab bar you probably think of a stainless steel bar that looks like it could belong in a hospital, rehab facility or doctor’s office. What many people don’t realize is that making your home safer doesn’t have to take away from the beauty of your home. By making grab bars available in a wide variety
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Aug. 24, 2019

5 Common Accessibility Fails

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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Mar. 23, 2018

It’s Not for Me

We hear it all the time in our showhome, at our in-services and our booths at community events – “We’re not ready, yet.” or “That’s not for me.”. The truth of the matter is that many people associate accessibility with being elderly or having a disability. While it is true that older people and those with disabilities rely on the
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Apr. 21, 2016

Accessible Travel

Thinking of going on vacation this Summer? If so this resource guide will help you find easy, lightweight travel solutions for your upcoming vacation. Many of these items have been recommended by our customers as the easiest travel solutions. Travel Scooters: We offer many different scooter options that make traveling easy. The Pride and Golden scooters break down in 4 pieces
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Jul. 09, 2018

Bathroom Modifications May Not Be Your Only Option

As you age in your home or need to modify your home to meet the needs of your disability you may be considering remodeling your bathroom. However, one of the most common barriers to doing a full bathroom modification is cost. For seniors and families who are on a limited budget, doing a large-scale overhaul of your bathroom may not
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Nov. 03, 2015

May 2014 Newsletter- Home Safety

10 Ways to Improve Home Safety and Accessibility Are you living in a split level, tri-level, ranch, apartment, condo, patio, walk out basement or multi-level mountain home?  Every home has an opportunity to create a safe and beautiful living space. Check out 10 solutions to make your home safer today! Are Your Grab Bars Groovy? One in three adults 65 and older falls each year.
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Dec. 02, 2020

Making a Home Handicap Accessible: Garage Steps

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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Mar. 07, 2018

Bathroom Safety Tips

Did you know that more than 235,000 Americans visit the emergency room each year with injuries related to falls in their bathroom? The bathroom is known as the most dangerous room in your home and for a good reason! Floor tiles and tub or shower surfaces are made slicker with soap residue and water. Making the bathroom in your home
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Jul. 01, 2021

The Home Safety Guide for Seniors

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
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Jul. 05, 2018

Asking for Help at Home

It may be difficult to admit, but the tasks around your home or daily living activities may not be as easy as they used to be. Maintaining your independence while accepting your limitations can be difficult. Studies show that as we age our risk of falling in our homes increases. Many of the falls that send seniors to the emergency
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Dec. 15, 2014

Stair Lifts and Medicare

A question that always comes up in every stair lift conversation is, “Does Medicare pay for a stair lift?” Unfortunately the short answer is no, Medicare does not cover anything installed into a home. The long answer to that question is somewhat more involved though equally definitive. Essentially Medicare doesn’t cover anything that attaches to your house, including a stair lift.
Mar. 01, 2019

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Accessibility

March is brain injury awareness month. For those care for those who have suffered a brain injury or those who live with brain injuries every day, it’s no surprise that mobility is often impacted by these injuries. Experts estimate that between 30% and 65% of those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience dizziness or trouble with their
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Feb. 18, 2020

Medicaid Home Modification Funding Guide

For over 20 years, Accessible Systems has helped families navigate the Medicaid Home Modification Funding process. The majority of our clients, from children to adults, have disabilities. About half of the Medicaid projects have entailed making bathrooms accessible and the other half have been the installation of adaptive equipment like wheelchair ramps, stairlifts, ceiling lifts, automatic door openers, and grab
May. 19, 2016

BathPerfect Bathroom Remodeling FAQs

Bathroom Remodeling FAQs I see that you’re an accessibility company, but we aren’t ready for that. Can you really help us with our bathroom? Of course! BathPerfect by Accessible Systems is meant for every age, need, and bathroom. Accessible Systems has been in business for over twenty years in the Denver Metro Area and we have been helping people remodel
Jul. 29, 2021

6 Home Mobility Aids You May Have Never Heard Of

When moving about the home becomes difficult, whether it be from a change in circumstance, or as one ages, there are plenty of home modifications and specialized mobility equipment options to chose from. When one needs help with simple, daily tasks, here are 6 home mobility aids that you may have never heard of for your home. 1. Push, Pull
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Nov. 21, 2016

Home Medical Equipment Service and Repair

Our service and repair department is here to help! We can help repair the following items: stairlifts, home elevators, ramps, wheelchair lifts, mobility equipment and more. We honor our commitment to quality and will always prioritize repair service on equipment sold by ASI.* Service Department Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm Closed Weekends and Holidays Scheduling and Call-Backs: Once