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Universal Design & Products/Universal Design Specialists

on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in Home Safety

Commercial Handicap Door Opener

Given the established reality that people are living longer now more than in any time in history, universal home design has become more and more relevant to our independence and safety as we age in place.

Considerations Purchasing a Handicap Push Button Door Opener

on Monday, 20 January 2014. Posted in Home Safety

Commercial Handicap Door Opener

The use of handicap door openers has become more prevalent due to the rapid growth of aging boomers and the added demand from the disabled community. This has been fueled further by the desire to live in one’s own home for as long as possible when mobility limitations might otherwise prevent this from occurring.

One of the most common questions that arise with any type of automatic door opener is what type of unit and accessories do I need?

Senior Facts & the Walk In Tub Industry!

on Friday, 03 January 2014. Posted in Home Safety

Commercial Handicap Door Opener

Every day 10,000 seniors turn 65. By 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 years or older representing 72 million people. Baby Boomers control over 80% of personal financial assets and more than 50% of discretionary spending power. They are responsible for more than half of all consumer spending.

Falls are one of the most serious health risks among seniors over the age of 65, affecting more people than stroke and heart attacks combined. Falls are also the leading cause of death due to injury in those people 65 and over. Despite the inherent risks seniors overwhelmingly prefer to stay in their homes as they age.

When is it Time to Make Changes for Ageing Parents?

on Tuesday, 24 December 2013. Posted in Home Safety

Commercial Handicap Door Opener

When is it time to make changes for Mom & Dad in their home?

The dilemma of adult children making living arrangement decisions for their aging parents is very perplexing and has no simple answer. It is rendered even more challenging as a result of the typical denial that is inherent with aging seniors. Who can blame them?

Walk in Showers

on Saturday, 30 November 2013. Posted in Handicap Showers & Tubs

Commercial Handicap Door Opener

More accidents occur in bathrooms than anywhere else in the home.

Falls are the most serious health risks among seniors over the age of 65, affecting more people than strokes and heart attacks combined and represent the leading cause of accidental death for seniors.

Walk in Tubs

on Sunday, 24 November 2013. Posted in Handicap Showers & Tubs

Commercial Handicap Door Opener

The walk in bathtub industry has exploded into popularity in the last 10 years and by now most people have heard of this ingenious creation. The reason for this is primarily as a result of increased awareness of the needs of individuals with disabilities and catastrophic illness as well as those of our aging seniors who are committed to staying in their homes as long as possible also known as “aging in place”.

Advantages of Handicap Door Openers

on Monday, 18 November 2013. Posted in Home Safety

Commercial Handicap Door Opener

For anyone with limited mobility a handicap door opener can make life a lot more manageable when entering or leaving a home, public location or for that matter almost any room. When correctly installed handicapped door openers turn most swinging doors into an automatic door

Bariatric Bathing Options

on Thursday, 13 June 2013. Posted in Home Remodeling

Best Bath Systems in Idaho offers some unique bathing choices for bariatric users who often struggle to find large enough options to accommodate their bathing needs.

For walk in tubs that can be designed by a bathroom designer into almost any large enough handicap bathroom or universal design project they developed the Big E appropriately named after Emmette Luter of Mississippi, a dealer who sells more accessible handicap bathtubs to large users than any of their other dealers. Substantially bigger than most other walkin tubs it includes the following features:

Residential or Commercial Door Opener?

on Tuesday, 30 October 2012. Posted in Home Remodeling

I am frequently asked by someone considering purchasing one of our automatic openers if they should order the light-weight and more affordable residential unit or the larger, more costly ADA compliant handicap door opener. The answer depends entirely on the application and how it will be used once installed on the automatic door.

Allow me to explain in more detail:

ADL Sliding Door Spa Bathtub

on Saturday, 14 April 2012. Posted in Handicap Showers & Tubs

Almost everyone is aware of the ubiquitous walkin bathtubs available that enable a user to step over a low (4”-7”) curb to enter the bathing zone. Some people are also familiar with the more recently created wheelchair bathtubs which offer a large out-swing door that permits a physically able user to transfer from a wheelchair directly onto the seat of the tub. Almost no one has heard of the ADL Sliding door bathtub design now being offered by Best Bath Systems in Boise Idaho.