All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Accessibility’

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    Elevators for Mother In-Law Suites

    It is becoming increasingly more popular to move in-laws into your home to ensure that they have a safe and comfortable place to live as they age. Aging loved ones who own their own home usually have accessibility issue. If they are challenged by climbing …

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  • Accessible Bathroom Remodeling

    The 3 Building Blocks to an Accessible Bathroom

    None of us plans to become handicapped and unable to use bathroom facilities comfortably. However, aging, accidents and illnesses occur to you or a loved one. At that point, it makes sense to remodel your bathroom to accommodate the needs of any individual living in …

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    Requirements For An Accessible Bathroom

    Accessible bathrooms can be beautiful and necessary. When a person becomes disabled or uses a wheelchair, fitting a bathroom to their needs can be challenging. Imagine sitting in a wheelchair for all of your bathroom needs and you may see exactly how many things must …

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    Bathroom Flooring for Mother-in-Law Suites

    Accessible Bathroom Flooring for Mother-in-Law Suites – Types and Applications When caring for a parent or aging senior, one of the most important aspects of keeping them safe is by installing accessible bathroom flooring. As a bathroom can be one of the most difficult areas …

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  • Bathroom Floor Plan For Seniors

    How To Design An Accessible Bathroom Floor Plan For Seniors

    Many people don’t think far enough into the future when they are designing their home, and many old homes weren’t built with aging senior citizens on the mind. But now, more and more senior citizens are choosing to stay in their homes as they age, …

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  • Accessible Vanity For In home care

    Choosing the Right Vanity for In-Home Care

    When you care for an ill or elderly loved one in your home, you must look at all of your appliances and furnishings with a new eye. All the items that seem common and that pose no problem for you can present many challenges for …

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  • Walk-in bathtub for elder home care

    Choosing The Right Bathtub For In-Home Care

    One of the challenges of providing in-home care for an ill or elderly loved one is finding the best sort of bathtub for them. The patient might have mobility issues that make getting out of a traditional bathtub difficult. One option is a walk-in bathtub. …

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    The Bathroom: The Most Dangerous Room in the Home for the Elderly

    As Americans begin to enter their later years, many have a strong desire to stay in their homes rather than transition to an assisted living or nursing facility. However, it’s important for family members to help ensure that the home is a safe place for …

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    Transgenerational Home Design

    Over the years, society goes through regular changes. There was a time when multiple generations lived under one roof, so the ages in the home could range from young babies up to senior citizens enjoying their twilight years. As people moved to the suburbs and …

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  • Hight adjustable kitchen sink with push button rasing and lowering

    Accessible Kitchen Sinks

    When designing a handicapped kitchen for a mother in-law suite or even simply for universal design, one of the biggest challenges is the sink. Most sinks feature a base that is as deep as the counter, and that limits wheelchair access. They may also be …

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    Accessible Appliances And Universal Design

    Your body changes over the years, and your ability to access items will also change. A young child cannot reach items that set back on the kitchen counter, but healthy adults have no problem reaching items throughout the kitchen. As you age, your ability to …

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  • Roll In Shower

    What Is A Roll In Shower?

    Roll-In Showers: Restore Bathing to a Pleasant Experience When showering becomes a challenge due to illness, limited strength or mobility, a roll-in shower can be the perfect solution. Roll-in showers are designed as an open stall with no curb so that wheelchairs can be rolled …

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  • Professional Advice for Elderly Home Care Remodeling & New Construction

    Project Type If you are planning to  build an addition, you may want to consider finishing out your existing garage and building a new garage. The cost of building a new garage is far less (in some cases 1/2 as much) than adding additional new living space. For a …

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  • What is Universal Design?

    Are you contemplating designing a home remodeling project or designing a new home? Enter into the planning process asking not only what your needs are now; such as more square footage, upgraded windows and doors, more insulation or greener building components, but also ask yourself …

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  • Enjoying Universal Design For The Shower

    Accessible homes designed for aging in place must have at least one bathroom with a wheel chair accessible shower. The minimum dimensions are 3’6” by 5’-0”. These measurements are compatible to standard bathtub dimensions. More and more residential builders are taking advantage of the desirability …

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    Wheelchair Ramps – Part 1

    There are many new types of home modifications and home remodeling that can help people with disabilities to confidently and safely navigate their living spaces. Before we can even consider the interior of the home or mother in law suite we first have to make …

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