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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 …

The Joy an Automatic Door Opener for a Home Brings

Armando Carillo

An automatic door opener for a home is a device that can bring a disabled person, and anyone really, much joy and can flat out make life easier. They’re everywhere in public, and they are also quite common in homes, too.  The residential handicap door openers can be easily triggered with the push of button on the wall or …

The Signs That Your Aging Parents Need Help in Their Home

Armando Carillo Blog, Articles

Aging is normal, and at some point, all parents will need a little help. For aging parents living alone in their home, changes in circumstance can happen slowly over time, or unexpectedly. There are various signs to look for that can help identify when aging parents need help, and how to put forth a plan to allow them to age …

Handicap ramps installation and service in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Dallas

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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Bruno Stair Lift Repair and Troubleshooting Guide

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Use this guide to help troubleshoot and repair your Bruno stair lift. This guide is skewed for the Bruno Elan and Bruno Elite stair lifts models. Troubleshooting a stair lift from any other brand or manufacturer may vary by make and model. Is the beeping truly coming from your Bruno stair lift? You’d be surprised how many times we go …

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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 …

Affordable Stair Lift in Utah

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A stair lift is a mechanical chair that will lift anyone with mobility challenges safely up and down stairs. At Accessible Systems of Utah, we customize stair lift solutions that will encourage independence and freedom for those that have a need! Overcome stairs with a stair lift. Stair Lift Utah Options If you’re staircase is straight or curved, indoor or …

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 …

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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 …