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Aging in Place

Aging in Place Checklist

Aging in Place Home Safety Checklist

Our home should be a place where we feel safe, secure, and comfortable. Many people feel this way in their homes, making it easy to see why most want to live in their homes for years to come. But for older adults, their homes can start to feel inaccessible and

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Aging In Place

Aging in Place: How to Maintain Your Independence

Aging is inevitable. Moving from the home you love is not. You may have heard the term “aging in place” before. This simply means that an individual can continue to live independently in their own home regardless of age or ability. To do this, an individual’s home can undergo modifications

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Stair Lifts

Stair Lift Rental: A Solution for Temporary Accessibility Needs

In the realm of accessibility solutions for homes, stair lifts stand out as a transformative innovation. These devices offer a safe and convenient way for individuals with mobility challenges to navigate stairs, thereby enhancing their independence and quality of life. While purchasing a stair lift may seem like the obvious

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Stairlift Maintenance

Stairlift Maintenance: How To Care for Your Stair Lift

Stair lifts are highly reliable and do not require much maintenance. But to prolong the lifespan of your stairlift, there are a few general maintenance tasks you should remember to do: Routine Stair Lift Cleaning & Inspection To keep your stair lift in top condition, your stair lift should be

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Stair Lift Installation and Repair Experts

The Stair Lift Installation Process

Installing a stair lift is a simple, popular way to increase accessibility in homes and certain public places. Stair lifts take only a few hours to install, and they allow people with limited mobility to regain their independence and access to multi-level buildings. To protect the user of the stair

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Wheelchair Lifts

Wheelchair Lift Installation Process

Wheelchair lifts are an ideal solution to allow people with limited mobility to independently navigate stairs in homes and public buildings. They are more space efficient than wheelchair ramps, more affordable than home elevators, and more suitable for wheelchair users than stair lifts. Wheelchair lifts can transport people who use

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Home Elevators

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The Benefits of Having An Elevator in Your Home

When you think of a home elevator, you probably think of the kind that moves people through their luxurious, multi-story homes only seen in films. But that’s far from reality.  Home elevators are great for everyone in need of improved safety and mobility. In fact, home elevators have become increasingly

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Residential Elevator

Your Guide to Residential Elevators: Benefits, Types & Value

There’s a difference between a house and a home—and home should always be your place of comfort at the end of the day. According to a recent Harvard University study, less than 1% of homes are wheelchair accessible. That’s an alarming statistic, especially for those with disabilities or elderly homeowners

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Elevating Accessible Home Design: Home Elevators in New Builds

Rise of Home Elevators in Modern Architecture Home elevators, a key feature in accessible home design, are more affordable than ever before, but their increasing popularity is not a new phenomenon. Developments in electric motors and hydraulic lifts brought home elevators into the price range of many homeowners in the

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LULA Elevators

LULA Elevator

What is a LULA Elevator?

LULA elevators are a space-efficient, cost-effective option to increase accessibility in public spaces like schools, places of worship, municipal buildings, restaurants, small offices, and more. They provide a safe way for people with limited mobility to access all areas of low-rise structures. LULA elevators travel faster and carry more weight

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Dumbwaiters

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What Is a Dumbwaiter? History, Uses & Benefits

A dumbwaiter is a practical, convenient type of lift that can be used for countless residential and commercial applications. They only transport goods, not people, unlike elevators or wheelchair lifts. They have a long history in America, starting as luxury items to serve food and drink and replace servants in

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