As we get older, it’s important that we make life safer and easier. A top concern among seniors is preventing accidents. Preventing falls as you age can sometimes be challenging, particularly if seniors aren’t aware of the types of products that are available to assist them. Using assistive devices appropriately can help to prevent harmful […]
Carbon monoxide detectors are an important safety feature in your home. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can kill people in your home without warning, and these detectors are the first line of defense against this risk. Yet for wheelchair users, keeping CO detectors and fire alarms powered up can be a challenge since […]
Everyone should be familiar with fire prevention and safety measures. But it’s especially important for wheelchair users, who are often unable to use the evacuation strategy that others use. If you’re a wheelchair user, you should have an emergency evacuation plan to ensure that you can get out of your home or workplace safely and quickly […]
As you age, keeping your home safe is a matter of anticipating problems before they arise. Every room has potential issues that you should take into consideration when you’re making your home amenable to your advancing needs. Survey each room for loose rugs, electrical cords and insufficient lighting.
Natural events such as tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes — as well as fire or the seasonal power outage — are situations that everyone needs to be prepared to handle. Having a flashlight, battery-powered radio and nonperishable food on hand is a given. But if your mobility is limited, you need to be even more prepared […]
Whether you’ve had an accident or illness that has changed your mobility, or age is simply taking its toll, managing the cost of making your home accessible is vital. If the retrofits you’re making are based on a medical necessity — for example, to allow wheelchair accessibility — you may be able to write off […]