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ADA Ramp Slope Guidelines and other acceptable slopes

ADA Ramp Slope of 1:12 slope is recommended. Sometime, in residential applications, a steeper slope can be used to reduce the ramp length. However, if you are thinking of deviating from the ADA Ramp Slope Guidelines, PLEASE check with the mobility device manufacturer first. The manufacturers of mobility devices such...

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Survey: Nursing home costs approach $84,000 a year

April 10, 2013 by Patricia Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief of Long Term Living Magazine Long-term care costs are on a steep upward trajectory while home healthcare services are rising at a much more gradual pace, according to The Genworth 2013 Cost of Care Survey.Since Genworth started following national private nursing home costs 10 years...

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A – B – L – E Product Mobility / Usability Guidelines by EZ Able®

EZ Able® A – B - L – E  Product Mobility / Usability Guidelines by EZ Able® EZ Able® has developed a system called A – B - L – E  to help people choose the right solution based on the customer’s mobility level. The A – B - L...

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Elan Stairlift Folding Rail is a Hit

By Mike Krawczyk Not only is Bruno’s new Elan Stairlift with a Straight Rail (SRE-3000) taking the country by storm, but the Folding Rail Option is getting rave reviews as well. Many customers have a narrow hallway or doorway at the bottom of their stairs. Concerns that they have a tripping...

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Dementia-Live at Home Program

A Johns Hopkins research program that brought resources and counselors to elderly Baltimore residents with memory disorders such as dementia significantly increased the chance they could continue to live successfully at home, a preference for most of them. As part of the 18-month Maximizing Independence at Home (MIND) trial, a...

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