Vertical Platform Lifts (VPLs) and Inclined Platform Lifts (IPLs) help people with mobility challenges reach the top of their steps. Both types can be added in commercial or residential locations. As one article points out , both can be cost-effective and space-saving solutions compared to ramps. However, there are some key differences between VPLs and IPLs that will determine what works best for you.
Drivers over the age of 65 are on the road more than ever . It is also a safer time than ever for older drivers to get behind the wheel; the number of seniors killed in crashes has decreased in the last 20 years .
On the other hand, people with disabilities make fewer trips in cars than people without disabilities, and pedestrians in wheelchairs are more likely to die in car accidents .
If you are elderly, disabled, or injured, vehicle modifications are good news for you. They empower those in need to transport themselves safely. Let’s explore the things to ask as you search for vehicle modifications.
You may remember from our previous article that the bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in the average home. Over the course of our lifetime, we spend more time using our toilets and sinks than almost any other spaces at home . This is why it’s important to modify your bathroom as you age in place, so your time in the bathroom is comfortable and well-spent. Here are some things to ask before you get to work.
What would you say is the most dangerous room in your home? Your kitchen? Your tool shed? You may be surprised to know that most dangerous household falls happen in bathrooms. Maybe you remember from our previous article that deaths from falls are a growing household danger for the senior population, so there is an urgent need to prevent falls in your bathroom and other places.
Grab bars are an excellent solution for your bathroom, and you may be surprised to know they can be installed elsewhere. Let’s look at some of the questions to ask as you look into grab bars.
Deaths from falls are a growing problem for the senior population, and stairs are a potential danger. Home modifications, including stair lifts, are recommended for reducing the likelihood of a dangerous fall. As with any purchase, finding the right stair glide can be a time-consuming process with some details that should be considered. Here are some questions to ask as you search for the stair lift that works for you.