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    How to Make Your Home Safe for Aging Loved Ones

    Last updated 6 years ago

    As your relatives get older, safety around the home becomes a big concern. Making matters more complicated, home safety becomes increasingly more difficult as your loved ones age. Ordinary objects like rugs and stairs become tremendous hazards. Read this article for information on what should you do to keep your home safe for your aging loved ones:

    • Get Rid of Falling Hazards
      Falls are the number one hazard for the elderly, and the home is ripe with potential danger. From rugs to stairs to bathtubs, managing falling hazards is the best way to keep your loved ones safe. Installing grab bars for the bathtub, removing rugs, and installing a stair elevator are all good ways to manage your home.
    • Add Wheelchair Ramps and Lifts
      Wheelchair ramps and lifts are great for increasing the accessibility of the home and helping keep your elderly loved ones safe. Wheelchair lifts and ramps make outside stairs and door thresholds easier to navigate.
    • Stairs
      Multi-level homes can be difficult to make safe for the elderly. Stair elevators are great, but depending on the home and situation, installing a home elevator may be a better idea. Both add to the accessibility of the home and mitigate the risks of tripping and falling, but an elevator can add to the resale value of the home when the time comes to sell.

    For more information about increasing home safety, call All-Ways Accessible at (800) 684-0270. As a leader in the manufacturing of commercial and residential elevators in New England, we are committed to providing the highest quality accessibility products for your home. Contact us today to find out how we can help solve your accessibility problems.

    Company Outing on the MS Mt. Washington

    Last updated 6 years ago

    On September 23rd the staff at All Ways Accessible had a company outing on the M.S. Mt. Washington. We left Weirs beach around 7:00 p.m. and came back around 10:00 p.m. We enjoyed a nice roast beef dinner and listened to a good country rock band. It was a nice evening for everyone to hang and socialize away from work. We will be doing more of these events in the future!

    If You've Enjoyed Our Recent Blog Topics, Then Check Out These Resources for More Great Information

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Are you looking for more details about the subjects discussed in our recent blog posts? Read through the following for more on universal accessibility for aging homeowners and the CAPs certification program. If you have more questions, then call All Ways Accessible at (800) 684-0270 for more information.

    • Learn more about universal design, common appliances, and accessories in this AARP article.
    • To learn more about legislation connected to universal accessibility, scan through the American Disabilities Act for building and facilities.
    • For a comprehensive list of resources relating to accessible and universal design, see this categorized library.

    The Advantages of Universal Accessibility Design in Your New Home

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Are you currently looking for or building your dream home? In today’s market, you will likely be committing to a long-term, if not permanent, residence in whatever home you choose. If this is the case, then consider the advantages of incorporating universal accessibility features into your list of purchase or design priorities.

    • Comfort

    It’s an indisputable fact that as individuals age, their physical abilities become impaired. Though they may not ever require at-home care, certain adjustments will have to be made to residences to ensure personal safety. By investing in universal accessibility features early on, you can guarantee that you will be as comfortable in old age as you were the day you moved into your home. Furthermore, such features will guarantee that the needs of any aging relatives or guests visiting your home will also be met, both now and in the future.

    • Convenience

    There are several architectural features and accessories that are used today to make a home safer, usable, and more convenient for elderly homeowners. Plus, including these features in your design plan earlier on can cost far less than one or more remodels in the future.  Some examples of universal accessibility design features are:

    • Wheelchair Lifts
    • Stairway Lifts
    • Bathtub Lifts
    • Ramps
    • Home Elevators
    • Dumbwaiters
    • Raised Toilets
    • Grab Bars and Railings
    • Offset Door Hinges

    To learn more about universal accessibility design features and their benefits, contact the experts at All Ways Accessible in Stowe. We can answer any questions or concerns you may have about universal accessibility features and provide you with more information about the products and services we offer to our customers. Call us today for more details at (800) 684-0270.

    Jeff Lavoie Will Teach Classes for the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Jeff Lavoie will be teaching three classes for the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire. 

    The classes offered are Business Management for Building Professionals, Certified Aging in Place Specialist 1 & Certified Aging in Place Specialist 2. These are great classes to take if you want to learn and have some credentials to market your skills with.

    These classes will be held October 18, 19 & 20 at the Spa at Mills Falls in Meredith, NH. Contact the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire at (603) 228-0351 if interested.

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