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5 Things to Ask Before Installing a Stair Glide

Posted by Accessibility Modifications Solutions on Jul 31, 2018 10:50:50 AM

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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 fallAs 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.

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3 Things to Ask when Installing a Vertical Platform Lift

Posted by Accessibility Modifications Solutions on Jul 27, 2018 11:32:33 AM

About half of wheelchair users must use stairs to enter and exit their homes, so Vertical Platform Lifts (VPLs) are crucial for those peoples' mobility. Our certified Aging-in-Place specialists conduct a detailed assessment to determine which VPL is right for your needs. Let's take a look at the pitfalls so we make sure you avoid them when choosing the best device for you.

1. In which entrance of the house should the VPL be installed?

The first thing to consider is which entrance of your house the VPL will be installed. Do you have more space in your driveway than in the space behind your house? Does the side door entrance suit the height of a VPL better than the back door entrance? Please consult a local specialist for answers to these questions by having a home assessment. 

 

2. Is there space for a patio at the top of the lift?

Usually when you install a Vertical Platform Lift you need to build a patio in order to accommodate the the seamless movement of your wheelchair and scooter into your home from the lift. You need to know permitting regulations of your township.  Please consult a local specialist for answers to these questions by having a home assessment. 

 

 

3. How do I finance my VPL installation?

There are various options you can consider when you consider financing your stair glide installation. Some are:

  • State wavers
  • Community organizations 
  • Funding organizations
  •  Bank financing

Please consult a local specialist for answers to these questions by having a home assessment.   

 

 

See how a VPL is installed in our video!

 

 

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Should I Choose a Side-Entry or Rear-Entry Wheelchair Van Conversion?

Posted by Accessibility Modifications Solutions on Mar 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM

As we’ve written before, transforming a van into a wheelchair accessible vehicle can be life-changing.

But before you buy, you’ll need to make a pretty significant decision: Should you choose a rear-entry or side-entry wheelchair van conversion?

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Can I Convert My Minivan into a Handicap Accessible Van?

Posted by Accessibility Modifications Solutions on Feb 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Do you own a minivan? Then you also own the perfect vehicle for someone who’s living with mobility issues and requires a wheelchair.

Minivans are prime candidates for wheelchair access conversion. If you use a wheelchair, and don’t already own a van, you may want to consider purchasing one that’s already been subject to the handicap accessible van conversion process, like the one employed by our partners at AMS Vans.

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How is a Minivan Transformed into a Handicap Van?

Posted by Accessibility Modifications Solutions on Jan 18, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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For people with certain kinds of disabilities, the handicap van conversion process can be life-changing.

But what does it take to turn a regular van into a wheelchair accessible van? As you might expect, there’s a significant amount of work involved.

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