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How to Save Money with a Sales Tax Exemption for Home Medical Equipment

Armando Carillo Blog, Education

Because home accessibility is so important to healthy living, many states provide a sales tax exemption for durable medical equipment including stair lifts, wheelchair ramps, wheelchair lifts, overhead ceiling lifts and many other useful equipment. This can save you money if you understand how it works. Sales tax for many states is between 5% and 12% based on where you …

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 …

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 …

straight stair lift colorado springs folding rail

Straight Stairlift in Colorado Springs, CO

Nathan Colburn Projects, Straight Stair Lifts

This stair lift fit perfectly between the carpet runner on the stairs and the wall trim. Because the stairs ending right in a walkway, the folding rail allows this lift to not take any space at the bottom of the stairs. This home in Colorado Springs needed a clean rail and a minimum of foot supports so that it would look natural. The handrail didn’t have to be removed because this lift fits so tight to the wall and the stairs are 42 inches wide. Normally, the handrail would be removed to allow the lift to fit even closer.

5 Home Accessibility Fails to avoid

5 Unbelievable Home Accessibility Fails

Nathan Colburn Articles, Newsletter

As we work with homeowners with physical disabilities, we see many accessibility fails that were made by contractors or other companies that just don’t meet ADA requirements. Some of these mobility equipment installations and home modifications are unfortunately unusable for the homeowner and result in even more headache and inaccessibility than before they were installed. Working with an accessibility provider …

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Colorado Springs Grants and Funding Options

Nathan Colburn Funding

Third Party Funding Let’s face it, medical expenses add up quickly and can be confusing or difficult to manage. Nearly every family asks me, “will my insurance cover any of this?” The short answer is: not really; however, certain types of insurance do cover certain things that Accessible Systems offers. The important thing to note here is that insurance absolutely …