Hoyer Lift versus ceiling lift collage and comparison

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 …

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 …

A vertical platform lift vpl installed in a Johnstown, CO home in place of wooden stairs for accessibility

Vertical Platform Lift Over a Ramp for a Garage

Armando Carillo Projects

Vertical Platform Lift Over a Ramp for a GarageCity: Johnstown State: CO, Colorado Project Type: Wheelchair LiftsWhile ramps are a common piece of equipment for accessibility into and out of a home, sometimes they simply aren’t the right solution. For this family, the five steps from garage floor into their Johnstown, CO home would call for nearly 35 feet of …

A disabled girl is suspended in a SureHands sling attached to a ceiling lift track system as a technician demonstrates and the mom looks on

Phasing Into Home Modifications for a Disabled Child

Armando Carillo Projects

Phasing Into Home Modifications for a Disabled ChildCity: Johnstown State: CO, Colorado Project Type: Ceiling Lift Track SystemWhen caring for a child with a disability, families often find their needs changing over time. As the child grows up, moving him/her around the house becomes more challenging for the caregiver, which is often the parents. To make transfers within the home …

Bruno Elite commercial stair lift installation in a church in Longmont, CO

Commercial Stair Lift Makes Longmont CO Church Accessible

Armando Carillo Projects, Straight Stair Lifts

Commercial Stair Lift Makes Longmont CO Church AccessibleCity: Longmont State: CO, Colorado Project Type: Bruno Elite Commercial Stair LiftA lot of love has been poured into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Longmont, CO recently. After a full renovation, church leadership turned to Accessible Systems or Northern Colorado to restore access and safety to the upper level of their building. They …

How to qualify for a sales tax exemption for durable medical equipment and

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 …

elite stair lift greeley co

Straight Elite Stair Lift in Greeley, CO

Nathan Colburn Projects, Straight Stair Lifts

When the grandmother needed help, and this family was committed to keep her in a private home, they created a mother-in-law suite upstairs, and installed this Elite stair lift. This lift has a weight capacity of 400 lbs and has extra room between the arms for a comfortable seat. This user wanted the larger seat and the adjustability that 5 inches of seat height adjustment could give. She was using a walker now, but know that she might need a wheelchair later. By installing this Elite stair lift, the seat can be lowered later to a wheelchair height. In this way, the wheelchair and the seat of the stair lift are the same height and she can slide over easily.